Setting The Record Straight On Beauty Myths

These are some of the most common myths I hear every day and an explanation as to why they are fact or fiction.

1. Getting your haircut helps your hair grow faster.

False. The hair itself is not a living part of the body and its growth is determined under the skin in the follicle. If you do not trim your hair regularly, it can lead to breakage and thinning toward the ends. This may cause you to believe your hair growth has slowed, but this is not the case. Keeping your body and skin healthy and balanced is the real secret to more rapid hair growth.

2. Shampoo and conditioner lose their effect over time and need to be changed.

False. This is only remotely possible if you are using JUNK! If you are using a low-quality conditioner that causes build-up on the hair, the build-up blocks all the good things trying to come in (like moisturizing ingredients). It also prevents any of the bad things from coming out (such as mineral build-up). This is why you may feel like your hair is less fabulous over time. If you use quality shampoo and conditioner, this problem won’t happen!

3. When you reach a certain age, you must cut your hair short.

True (mostly). If you are aging, yet your hair remains thick and beautiful, then wear those long locks with pride! However, it may be a good idea to cut your hair if you notice your hair thinning. Thinning hair can be quite discouraging, so wearing a shorter style makes the issue less evident. It may also be a good idea to chop the locks if your hair is too long. If your hair is thick and beautiful, but you continue to wear a long braid to your knees every day... cut it. This obscene length will make you look outdated and therefore, older.

4. Facial and body waxing cause hair to grow in thicker and darker.

False. The truth is that pulling hair out of the follicle consistently damages the follicle to the point where hair will eventually stop growing back. This is why your dear Aunt Pearl spends so much time penciling her brows in. If you are noticing a significant change in how dark or thick your body hair is growing in, your hormones are typically to blame, not your esthetician.

5. A stylist has long hair, therefore is not good at cutting shorter cuts. Your stylist has straight hair, therefore cannot cut curly hair. A certain stylist sports funky color, zapping her powers to create a more natural color for someone else.

False, False, False. Here is how this works…In cosmetology school, students learn about ALL hair types, ALL skin types, ALL colors, ALL textures of hair, and ALL basic cuts and services rendered in a salon or spa. In saying that, it is true that hairstylists may excel in certain areas of hair design, making them more desirable for performing certain services. So, when you call to make an appointment at K Bella, just know that all of our stylists are capable of cutting your hair no matter what type you have.

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Author: Kristan Sayers

K Bella was started by Kristan in 2009. Her artistic talents include all aspects of hair, but she specializes in extremely thin or thick hair with her precise hair cutting techniques, one-of-a-kind color applications, and all forms of hair extensions, including Fusion, Micro Links, NBR, and Habit Hand Tied.

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