Back in November I reviewed hair products by the brand Parnevu. I tried their T-Tree Shampoo, Leave-In Conditioner and Oil Sheen and loved them! I find them great products, which explains why I’m still using them today! I don’t see myself switching to another brand any time soon. Why change a winning team, right? You can (re)read my review here.
Two weeks ago Parnevu posted these ‘get the look’ pictures of me on their Facebook fanpage. It was a complete surprise to me, I had no idea they would be doing that! I would have worn something more exciting, outfit wise. It’s still pretty cool though! You can see the original post here (you might have to ‘like’ the page first, not sure!).
Speaking of hair, I’ve recently come accross these interesting myths on hair (care). I thought I’d share.
1. Myth: There are serums, oils or pills to grow our hair faster, stronger or thicker. Unfortunately, this isn’t true. Hair growth is genetically predetermined and controlled by our hormones. Unless these products affects our genes or hormones, there’s no hope that it might make our hair grow. Basic vitamin supplements can offer slight improvements in hair quality, but only if our body truly lacks the particular vitamin being taken.
2. Myth: Trimming will make your hair grow stronger, longer, faster or thicker. Since hair is dead, cutting the ends has no effect on what happens at the scalp. Strands will grow at the same rate each month and individual strands will grow in at the same thickness as before. While trimming or cutting the hair does seem to give the appearance of thicker hair, this is only because all of the freshly trimmed hairs now have the same endpoint.
3. Myth: Expensive products do more! Not necessarily. Always look for ingredients over brand names. There are just as many poorly formulated high-end products as there are bargain ones; and just as many worthy expensive products as there are bargain ones too!
4. Myth: Products made for or marketed to (insert race or ethnicity) can’t be used by those of other backgrounds. The ingredients in a product matter much more than to whom the product is marketed. In fact, most products have the same set of three to five base ingredients. Products for ‘ethnic’ hair types tend to be more moisturizing and have more oils and proteins than those for other hair types. Damaged hair needs a good dose of moisture, proteins and oil to regain its healthy appearance. The same holds true for products marketed to those with color-treated hair. Even if your hair is not dyed, using a product for color-treated hair can be beneficial because these shampoo formulas tend to be gentler (to preserve easily washed away hair color) and conditioners tend to be super-conditioning, but lightweight, to help reduce dryness from the coloring process.
5. Myth: Washing your hair too often leads to dryness. This depends. Hair can be cleansed as often as you like without dryness, provided you use the proper products to retain moisture. Those who generally have naturally drier hair types (including those of us with curls and highly textured hair) often shy away from frequent cleansing – but water is not the enemy! It’s the stripping shampoos and mediocre conditioners we use that are to blame. Using the proper moisturizing and conditioning products at wash time will actually increase your hair’s hydration.
Interesting, right? I’m not sure about the first myth though… What are your thoughts?