Black Hair Myths
Myths about black hair care
Myth # 1 - Black women can't grow long hair.
That is simply not true! All hair including African American hair grows on average of 1/2 inch per month.
Myth # 2 - There are pills and greases that can grow hair.
Although there are many different vitamins & minerals that can add great benefits to the health of your hair "there is no such thing as a magic pill or potion for hair growth."
Myth # 3 - cutting your hair every six weeks or keeping your ends trimmed makes your hair grow.
Ladies, although this is what we've been taught it's not true. I personally put this to the test by not clipping my hair for a year and my hair grew!
Myth # 4 - If you don't cut your hair or keep your ends trimmed they will split all the way up you hair shaft and break off.
Again, not true. In fact when hair splits it’s on an angle it can't split evenly all the way up to the scalp. I also tested this theory by not clipping my ends for a year and when I had the hair dresser clip my ends she stated" your ends look great, I don't see any split ends."
Myths # 5 - Black women with good hair, curly or fine hair have a better chance at growing their hair longer than someone with bad hair.
There is no such thing as good hair/bad hair! All hair is good hair! Ladies how long are we going to perpetuate this stereotype handing it down generation after generation to our little girls?
Myth # 6 - Braids make your hair grow.
Wrong! Braids won't make your hair grow and in many cases if braided to tight they can actually cause you damage. However, braids can be a good way to help protect your hair while you are trying to grow it out. As long as you know how to care for them while in them and what to do once you've taken them out (see the S2S Steps to Sensational Hair Manual ).
Myth # 7- Washing your hair to often will dry out our hair.
This is another myth that simply is not true. Water is moisture and that's exactly what our hair needs most. We just need to make sure we don't wash with harsh shampoos.
Myth # 8 - Hair is hair no matter what ethic make up you are.
For the most part that is correct the basic make up of hair is the same however African Americans have the driest hair and the lowest content of sulfur in the hair, which makes is prone to breakage. Therefore there are specific things that African American hair needs to thrive such a moisture and oils.