June 04, 2023   6:41am

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Our “Hair” expert Mario Diab dispels the hair myths and tells us the hair truths …

(FYI: Mario did the hair styling for most of the pix in Bobbi Brown’s new book, “Makeup Manual”.)

Mario says: “Forget these 9 hair myths” and gives us hair truths …

1. Plucking your gray hair doesn’t mean you’ll get 20 or more new strands, but doing this is a bad habit — you can damage your roots, causing an infection or leave a scar.

2. Wearing hats doesn’t cause baldness. That’s hereditary! If anything wearing a hat makes your scalp oily and causes split ends.

3. Split ends
can’t be repaired just by frequent deep conditionings. Those ends should be cut off immediately or they’ll split even more.

4. Getting a haircut every month doesn’t make your hair grow stronger or faster; haircuts only make your hair shorter, because hair grows exactly the same amount — about half an inch per month — no matter what you do or ingest.

5. Everyone thinks that brushing your hair is good for it, but brushing actually can be bad. This is the #1 cause of split ends and breakage. This doesnt mean not to ever brush — by all means groom yourself — but once your hair is in place, STOP.

6. Coloring hair during pregnancy
is not so harmful as most people think. Everyone thinks that the key danger with coloring is not the application of the product to the scalp but more the strong chemical odor. But as always, when in doubt contact your own physician before coloring.

7. Smoking causes gray hair
. This is true. Smoker are 4x more likely to have gray hair than non-smokers. Also smoking has been conclusively linked to accelerated hair loss.

8. Washing hair everyday does not dry it out. Finding the right shampoo for your hair type will actually add moisture and body to your hair. The key is in finding the right shampoo for your type of hair.

9. You shouldn’t necessarily have to wash your hair everyday. There is no correct schedule of how often a person should wash their hair; everyone should shampoo to their specific hair type and texture.

If you have other possible myths you’ve heard, pass them on and we’ll respond to them in another post,


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