Recipes Information

More Care Hair Myths - the Truth and the Lies


We all have a favourite myth about hair care - some of them are as old as the hills! In this second in a series of 3 articles, we examine some of the most widely known myths - and seek out the reality?

1. Dry hair is damaged by too-frequent washing

FALSE: Hair is more likely to be damaged if it's left too long between washes. Not washing can cause the scalp's natural oil to be blocked, and unable to lubricate the hair shaft. As a result, hair can become dry and brittle. Things that damage hair include bleaching, coloring, styling and brushing when wet.

2. To stop the frizzies, use shampoo only twice a month. The rest of the time, rinse daily with conditioner

FALSE: Oil becomes rancid when it stays on the surface of the scalp, so regular shampooing is required to keep hair and scalp clean and healthy. Avoid frizzies by conditioning after every shampoo and try a leave-in conditioner, too.

3. A rinse out conditioner does not provide benefits because it is rinsed out

FALSE: Rinse out conditioners applied to your hair after washing will leave a deposit of moisturizing proteins and other ingredients on the hair shaft giving hair that is softer, shinier and better conditioned.

4. Blow-drying hair can cause it to smoke

FALSE: This strange myth has circulated in different variations for many years. On the rare occasion that hair "smokes" it is due to the evaporation of condensation on the hair from styling gels or similar hair care products.

5. Brushing thinning hair makes it fall out faster

FALSE: Although, brushing can damage hair (see above), as long as you use a good brush, normal daily brushing will not accelerate the normal loss of hair from the scalp. If your hair is suffering from a hair loss condition like alopecia brushing will only cause you to lose hair that is already ready to fall. Excessive brushing is always discouraged under any circumstances.

6. Shaving a baby's scalp will alter their natural hair texture

FALSE: The hair that a baby is born with may or may not be the hair that they grow up with. Shaving a baby's head will not alter the texture of their ultimate hair nor will it cause their hair to grow faster or thicker.

7. Gray hair can only be covered with permanent color

FALSE: Depending on the percentage of gray hair that you have, you may be able to blend or cover the budding gray with a semi-permanent or demi-permanent blend that does not contain harsh chemicals.

8. Excessive use of hair products causes hair loss

FALSE: There are no known, (professionally produced) hair care products that cause hair loss. You may sculpt your locks with as much gel, mousse or spray as you desire. However, be careful of home-made remedies, or any product that you don't know the contents of.

9. Hair care products advertised as natural are chemical-free

FALSE: Not all hair care products sold in health food establishments, etc are completely natural; some may contain chemicals like SLS. When in doubt read the label.

10. Eating Jell-O will make your hair grow faster

FALSE: According to dermatologists, there is no evidence that Jell-O will do anything for hair growth. Syncronized swimmers use Gelatin on their hair to protect against chlorine damage), but there's no evidence that it will stimulate growth.

11. Stress causes your hair to thin

FALSE: Everyday stress won't cause your hair to thin. The problem may be hormonal or nutritional in nature.

12. Steroids have no side effects on hair

FALSE: Bodybuilders beware! Anabolic steroids are very potent chemicals that have some treacherous side effects including acceleration of hair loss. The problem is that these side effects are usually delayed by several years.

13. Standing on your head cures hair loss

FALSE: Hair follicles need more than blood flow to grow hair. Standing on your head to increase blood flow to your scalp, may be great for your gymnastic skills, but will have no effect on your hair.

14. Split ends will travel

TRUE: Uncut split ends can travel up the hair shaft towards the roots. Hair that is not tended to, over time, may develop splits that migrate and split all or part of the entire hair. Some ends can actually tear multiple times so that your split ends have splits.

15. Hair will always remain the same texture

FALSE: Although you may be born with straight, curly or wavy locks, there are many circumstances under which your hair's ultimate texture can be permanently altered. Pregnancy, medication, chemotherapy, age and other variables can cause your texture to be temporarily or permanently altered.

SUMMARY

Heard another myth about hair? Do your research - ask an expert! This doesn't include your grandmother, best friend or local barmaid. Instead, talk to an experienced hairdresser or a trichologist. Always get the real facts before you act on any hair myths - you owe it to your hair.

Michael Barrows

(With thanks to Daniel Mcullough and Karen M. Shelton)

Michael Barrows is a web publisher specialing in niche marketing. Pick up his FREE ebook "(Nearly) Everything You Should Know ABout Hairstyles and Hair Care" at his website; http://www.great-hairstyles.com


MORE RESOURCES:
10 Recipes for the Best Home Remedies to Fight Germs and Make You Feel Better  Parade

Home Remedies are natural ways to help stay healthy or get better when you are sick. These home remedy recipes include ingredients you can find in your ...


Why the '15-minute recipe' sets you up to fail  Mashable

15-minute recipes often take far longer than that. Here's why so many home cooks can't complete them on schedule.


3 Delicious Prep-Ahead Recipes to Bust the Winter Blues  WISH-TV

Blueberries are one of the best foods you can eat! This time of year they come to us from Chile, and are brimming with nutrition & taste.


12 Silky Crème Brûlée Recipes  Parade

Crème brûlée is one of my most favorite desserts! I LOVE the contrast in texture and flavor between the sweet, silky custard and the hard, bitter burnt sugar top.


11 Recipes for Your Best Brunch Ever!  Parade

What's better than a pleasant get-together with friends and family over brunch? Late enough to sleep in, early enough to still have a productive day, brunch is ...


12 Light Dinner Recipes for a Healthier 2019  Parade

Pizza. Pasta. Cheese. Already gravitating towards the unhealthy stuff? C'mon, guys, it's January, the first month of the new year. All of us must try to keep up with ...


3 meal prep recipes to help you eat healthier  TODAY

New to meal prep and not sure where to start? We've got you covered.


30 Best Ever Chicken Thigh Recipes  Parade

Easy to prepare and budget-friendly, chicken thighs may just be the perfect protein! Although slightly higher in fat and calories than chicken breasts, you can ...


2 Healthy Recipes to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

Chef Eric Westover with Huckleberry Grill is on a mission to make more healthy foods. He loves to use a book called the "Flavor Bible" to help him choose ...


Why You Should Try 'Challenging' Recipes Right Now  Lifehacker

Similar to rollerblading, cooking is not something everyone has a knack for. Also like rollerblading, cooking is something that one can learn, and a big part of ...


The 10 recipes Voraciously readers loved most this year  The Washington Post

We are closing in on the end of our first year here at Voraciously, and what a year it has been! We've so enjoyed bringing you all kinds of new stories, ideas and, ...


Soup's On! 11 soup recipes to warm your soul during this frigid start to 2019  WRAL.com

Freezing yet? Here are 11 soups that will warm you back up.


15 Energizing Protein-Packed Granola Bar Recipes  One Green Planet

Granola bars are a great snack or breakfast choice because they can be packed with so much protein and nutrition. The nuts and oats usually pack the protein ...


Buddy Valastro Shares His Favorite Pizza Recipe: ‘I Live for a Really, Really Good’ Sausage Pie  Us Weekly

Buddy Valastro is sharing one of his favorite recipes that's perfect for Super Bowl Sunday. The Cake Boss star, who also owns a chain of Italian restaurants ...


Recipes: My big fat Greek casserole, pastitsio  The Boston Globe

Think of pastitsio, the Greek casserole of tomato-meat sauce, rich béchamel sauce, and pasta, as lasagna's Aegean cousin, and a similarly sure-fire hit.


6 recipes to keep you occupied and well-fed on a snow day  The Washington Post

We see you stockpiling eggs, milk and white bread in advance of snowy forecasts, and we are here for it — a snow day does seem like the perfect time to take it ...


Easy meal-prep recipes: Healthier chicken Parm, bacon-fried Brussels sprouts  TODAY

Make meal prep quick and healthy with lightened up chicken parm and turkey bacon Brussels sprouts, plus expert tips to make prepping easy.


Carrie's Kitchen: Trio of recipes for healthy, lighter dinners  Carroll County Times

I have three more recipes for lighter dinners. I am so glad to have these on hand when we get those long stretches of cloudy days, or get snowed in for a couple ...


Top Pinterest Cauliflower Recipe: Bang Bang Cauliflower  Brit + Co

Have you ever wondered how those insanely popular pinned recipes on Pinterest actually taste? Us too, which is why we've started a new series, Pin to Plate.


Celebrate National Soup Month with new recipes | Recipes  Leader-Telegram

It's winter and it's cold. It's also January, so that means we can celebrate National Soup Month! There's no better time and no better way to warm up from the.


What to eat when you're sick: recipes for easy, spicy, comforting soups  Quartz

What foods do you crave when you're feeling under the weather? This question recently inspired a lively conversation in Quartz's international newsroom.


Nigel Slater’s comforting cheese recipes  The Guardian

What's the secret to elevating a simple tart, baked onions or a fruit loaf? Just add cheese, says Nigel Slater.


Black bean soup, shrimp is a whole meal in a bowl  Defiance Crescent News

Hearty black bean soup becomes a welcoming dinner. With the addition of shrimp and rice, it's a whole meal in a bowl. Best of all it takes only 20 minutes.


The 10 Dinner in Minutes recipes readers turned to most in 2018  The Washington Post

Here are links to two weeks' worth of quick meals that all come from your Dinner in Minutes Pantry.


Recipes 1-20-19 - featuring Braised Pork Buns | Community  ECM Publishers

Slow cookers can help busy families enjoy homecooked meals without hurrying to get those meals on the table each night. A surefire hit for even the pickiest of ...


22 Easy Seitan Recipes  Care2.com

Whether you make your seitan from scratch or buy it pre-made at the store, we've got plenty of delicious, healthy seitan recipes to inspire you!


9 Great Quiche Recipes to Start Your Day  Parade

9 Great Quiche Recipes to Start Your Day are not only easy to make they're also tasty as hell! You can use leftover vegetables and proteins, as well as, vary the ...


Steal These Recipes  The New York Times

Lemony chicken, linguine with chickpeas and other dishes you'll want to take credit for.


8 recipes that add a little citrus sunshine to your winter table  The Washington Post

Whether you mail-order them by the box, pick up bagfuls at the grocery store or pluck them from a tree, citrus in all its forms presents a delightful ingredient to ...


The best recipes to try with your new kitchen tools  The Washington Post

If you're the proud owner of a new piece of kitchen equipment given to you by loved ones, Santa or — good for you — yourself, you may be wondering: Now ...


Recipes  Charleston Post Courier

Nathalie Dupree's eggplant, coriander sand peanut soup.


Vegetarian CBD Recipes to Stay Healthy From Chef Dave Hadley  Westword

To keep those New Year's resolutions moving forward, award-winning Denver chef Dave Hadley shares five of his favorite vegetarian recipes infused with CBD.


7 simple recipes to help you achieve your 2019 food resolutions  The Washington Post

Every year, when the calendar flips to January, the dieting tips, gym membership discounts and healthful eating trends reemerge en masse. In the interest of ...


6 recipes to help you use up leftover spices and clean up your pantry  The Washington Post

Chances are very high that you have several jars of spices and dried herbs in your pantry. We're guessing some of them have been lurking there for quite some ...


The 25 Most Popular Recipes of 2018  Bon Appetit

Bon Appétit's most popular recipes of 2018 include chicken, pasta, and more. You probably know the number one recipe, because it was alllll over your ...


These Bahamian recipes will make you feel like you're in paradise  The Loop

Chef Raquel Fox shares delicious recipes from her cookbook 'Dining in Paradise.'


Takeout Fakeout: Food Network's Jamika Pessoa shares popular Mexican food recipes  ABC News

Food Network's "Let's Eat" host Jamika Pessoa makes two Mexican food favorites including a grilled Caeser salad.


17 Slow-Cooker Super Bowl Recipes That Are Delicious & Low-Key  STYLECASTER

The Super Bowl is fast-approaching, so now's the time to start stocking up on Super Bowl recipes—especially easy, tasty slow-cooker Super Bowl recipes.


Recipe: How to make Miminashi’s Potato Skins  San Francisco Chronicle

Super Bowl Sunday is approaching, which means it's time to start thinking about game-day snacks. There's nothing wrong with a tried-and-true spread of chips ...


Google's Top 10 Most Searched Recipes Of 2018  Delish

Google just revealed its most searched-for recipes of 2018, and it appears the crazy year drove everyone to find comfort in classic meals. Of the 10 dishes that ...


5 recipes that prove the record-breaking egg is all it’s cracked up to be  Well+Good

Yes, a photo of an egg is now the most-liked image on Instagram. Here are some easy egg recipes to celebrate, from a eggy oats to avocado egg boats.


Ring in 2019 with healthier recipes by Rocco DiSpirito  ABC News

The celebrity chef shares recipes from his latest cookbook "Rocco's Healthy & Delicious."


Recipe: Coconut Chicken Soup  Houston Chronicle

1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk (low-fat or regular) 1 lime One 2-inch piece *fresh* ginger root 1¾ cups chicken broth, preferably no salt added 1 tablespoon ...


Design Recipes: Red is a powerful accent color  Bristol Herald Courier

From ruby to rich burgundy, red is a powerful accent color when used purposefully in a space. One key design tip to remember is that it isn't taboo to mix.


Recipes to try for National Popcorn Day  Greeley Tribune

Beef Jerky Chili Popcorn Ingredients 8 cups unsalted, unbuttered popped popcorn 1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar cheese 1/4 cup butter 1/2 tsp chili powder 1/4 tsp ...


25 Easy Super Bowl Appetizers  Real Simple

Fueling up for Super Bowl Sunday? These tasty and easy Super Bowl snacks and appetizers will have your football fanatics cheering for more.


7 recipes to help you throw a festive New Year’s Eve party that won’t break the bank  The Washington Post

These fun dishes will help you ring in 2019 stress-free and happy.


5 Time-Saving Recipes, So You Can Get on With Your Life  Bon Appetit

The new #Cook90 cookbook is full of meal inspiration to carry you from breakfast to lunch to dinner to tomorrow. Think: smart recipes, ideas for leftovers, and an ...


David Zinczenko's no-sugar dessert recipes  TODAY

Want to eat better in 2019, but still enjoy sweets on occasion? TODAY health and wellness contributor David Zinczenko drops by with four recipes from his "Zero ...


How #TheStew Became Instagram's Most Famous Recipe  Grub Street

Until mid-November, #TheStew was an Instagram hashtag primarily devoted to Boston hip-hop producers, filled with dimly lit shots of guys hunched over their ...


12 New Year's Eve Recipes You Can Make In An Instant Pot  Bustle

If you've decided to play host this New Year's Eve and are now freaking out because you bit off more than you could chew in the kitchen, fret not. There are so ...


AI created images of food just by reading the recipes  New Scientist

AI can read a recipe and guess what the food will look like. Some of the results look like food you might cook at home, others look like inedible mush.


Fast Casual Restaurants' Recipes: Make the Food That You Just Spent Your Whole Lunch Break Waiting in Line For  Bon Appetit

Fast casual restaurants inspired these three recipes for a better burger, a matcha-dressed salad, and a harissa-roasted veg bowl.


9 cost-conscious recipes that can help you through the government shutdown  The Washington Post

If the funding crisis has put a crimp in your holiday budget, here are some recipes that won't.


10 of the Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes for a Sweet and Healthy Start to Your Day  Parade

Smoothie Bowls are so popular because not only are they delicious and chock full of wholesome, nourishing ingredients, but they are totally customizable.


Chef Dan Churchill shares recipe for healthier version of Mongolian beef and broccoli  GMA

For our Takeout Fakeout series, where "GMA" challenges chefs to turn top takeout dishes into recipes you can make at home, Churchill put his spin on a ...


Classic Lemon Pound Cake Recipe  KFOR Oklahoma City

This is an exceptional recipe for a classic favorite. This recipe will yield two loaf pans or one large bundt pan. Ingredients 3 C flour 1 T baking powder 3/4 t salt 3 ...


7 Healthy Meals for Kids  Chicago Parent

This easy meal plan is filled with my family's favorite recipes that will help make this week easier and reignite your motivation.


Nigel Slater’s winter soup recipes  The Guardian

Kale with beans and sprout tops with stilton: how to use up leftover veg in a hearty soup.


Rainbow recipes to perk up Blue Monday, from citrus salads to seared steak  Telegraph.co.uk

This Monday is officially “Blue Monday”, supposedly the most depressing day of the year.


Instant Loss recipes: Chicken soup, spaghetti and more ideas  TODAY

Brittany Williams, the author of "Instant Loss Cookbook" who lost 125 pounds cooking every meal at home for one year, shares some of her favorite recipes, ...


Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition: How to Get All Recipes  Twinfinite

Getting each and every tasty meal will help keep your party in tip-top shape, so here's how to get all recipes in Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition.


Rania’s Recipes: One-Pot Main Dish Recipes  CBS Pittsburgh

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — This week, Rania Harris is in the Pittsburgh Today Live kitchen with two recipes sure to warm you ...


7 Meal-Prep Recipes That Only Take 15 Minutes to Cook  Greatist

Depending on what kind of planner you are in life, meal prepping is either your favorite hobby or something you totally dread. When thinking of meal prep, ...


NYC’s Most Heated Restaurant Feuds and Recipe Battles  Eater NY

NYC's dining scene is ripe with restaurant wars, from allegedly stolen pizza recipes to copycat menus — yet most of these battles are settled outside the ...


Recipe: Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan  WRAL.com

All you need is six ingredients and about 45 minutes to get this hearty meal on the table.


The recipe top chefs can't live without  The Guardian

Ten top cooks share the favourite dishes they return to time and again, including Diana Henry on Marcella Hazan's chicken fricassée, and Clare Smyth on the ...


3 DIY Herbal 5-Hour Energy Recipes  The Epoch Times

Who doesn't want at least five continuous hours of energy? Especially when winter makes us want to crawl into the deepest part of our beds and just wait it out.


WHA seeking tailgate recipes | Farm  Leader-Telegram

The Wisconsin Holstein Association is seeking tailgate recipes for a commemorative cookbook that will coincide with the 2019 National Holstein Convention.


Super Bowl 2019 food: 23 chili recipes to fire up your game-day party  OregonLive

When it comes to Super Bowl parties, bowls of hearty chili are almost a given. It's the thick of winter and it's cold outside, so naturally our bodies crave food that's ...


21 Five-Ingredient Crock-Pot Recipes So You Can Set It and Forget It  Greatist

It's well known that using a Crock-Pot is one of the most efficient ways to cook, and these 5-Ingredient healthy recipes will make it even easier. Slow and steady ...


Anna Jones’ porridge recipes  The Guardian

Two ways with porridge that are anything but bland: with cherries and cashew butter, plus a quick fix for a rushed morning.


Recipe Exchange: Nuts, plain or fancy  MassLive.com

Versatile party fare, that's what we've got today. Whether gracing an endive salad inspired by last week's column, ...


Revolutionary recipes: Founding Mothers share culinary tips with Daughters of the American Revolution  LancasterOnline

Members of a local historical *service* organization took a literal taste of history last week, conjuring the spirits of some of America's Founding Mothers to serve up ...


20 Melt-In-Your-Mouth Chicken Breast Recipes  Parade

Affordable and easy to prepare, boneless chicken breasts often show up on our dinner menu. The challenge is not whether or not to include chicken as an ...


11 Instant Pot Recipes That Will Also Make Great Leftovers When I'm cooking, I'm  Bustle

When I'm cooking, I'm more concerned with how many meals I can get out of whatever I'm making. I'm a leftovers kind of girl — I'm thrilled at the sight of ...


10 best recipes of 2018 — butter chicken to tahini cookies, plus a session margarita  Chicago Tribune

From cheese toasts to brown butter ice cream with brownie chunks, 2018 for us was a story of big flavors with big impact. Out of the hundreds of recipes that we ...


17 Sleeper Hit Recipes You May Have Forgotten About—But We Didn’t  Bon Appetit

These tried-and-true recipes from our archives might have grainy, weirdly cropped photos, but we cook them all the time.


Easy Homemade Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe - How to Make Best Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce  Delish.com

Fettuccine Alfredo is one of the most basic and delicious pasta recipes EVER—and it couldn't be easier to make! Our recipe is a little untraditional (there's heavy ...


Recipe: For the winter-weary, bright oranges and fresh fennel form a bed for seared shrimp  The Boston Globe

Winter stretches on. One way to get through it is to put some cheer on the plate, as in this brightly colored salad.


13 Slow-Cooker Recipes That Cost Less Than $2  Self

Dishes that take time and save money. These slow-cooker recipes are so inexpensive, they'll cost you less than $2 to make.


The 10 Most Popular Chicken Recipes of 2018  Bon Appetit

The most popular chicken recipes of 2018 include one-skillet, sheet-pan, simply roasted, and more easy recipes.


50 vegetarian recipes for Meatless Mondays — or any other time  New York Daily News

Meatless Monday is more than a catchy slogan; it is a lifestyle change that has helped people around the world rethink their dietary habits. By eliminating meat ...


3 Vegan Recipes With No More Than 5 Ingredients  Refinery29

Struggling a little with Veganuary? Perhaps your local shop isn't equipped with all the ingredients you've been coming across in your new recipe books; perhaps ...


Get Gwyneth Paltrow's go-to clean chicken teriyaki bowl recipe from her new cookbook  ABC News

Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow released a new cookbook that focuses on simple, quality food.


12 Make-Ahead Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes  Parade

Breakfast is so underrated in the low-carb world! While I love my bulletproof coffee and bulletproof tea, having more hearty low-carb breakfast recipes can be ...


Recipe: Roasted Chicken with Apples and Mint  Houston Chronicle

Here's a tip to core an apple for this recipe: use a spoon. Slice the apple in half across its length and run a small, sturdy spoon to release the portion that contains ...


Gramma Debbie's recipes  WKRC TV Cincinnati

Caribbean Chicken Breast Sheet Pan Dinner4 Caribbean Jerk marinated boneless, skinless chicken breasts1 can pineapple chunks2 medium sized sweet or ...


Clarencedale Cakes baker publishes first recipe book  Youngstown Vindicator

To purchase “A Clarencedale Year: 52 Ways to Live the Sweet Life,” call Nancy Tusinac at 724-342-3221 or email her at info@thebakeshoppesharon.com.


25 Marvelous Muffin Recipes  Parade

I have always been a lover of muffins. I love them for breakfast, snack and sometimes even dessert. In Canada, every day before work I would go to my favorite ...


Easy chicken soup recipes from around the world  The Washington Post

The words “chicken soup” have a way of conjuring up lots of feelings — comfort, nourishment, warmth, motivation in a distinctly '90s way. We're here to tack on a ...


Comfort food recipes from Bib’s Downtown in Winston-Salem  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

During these cold winter months, nothing can warm up the body like good old comfort food. Bib's Downtown in Winston-Salem shared some of their favorites for ...


Easy Keto Chicken Recipes for Dinner (or Meal Prep)  Shape Magazine

On the keto diet, you can basically put butter on everything. This recipe tells you how to make your own garlic and herb flavored butter—what else do you need ...


Recipe: How to make Buckeye Roadhouse’s Baked Lemon Pudding  San Francisco Chronicle

Rustic American fare is the star at Buckeye Roadhouse, which has been feeding Marin since 1937. For its first 53 years, the restaurant was a family-run German ...


15 of the hottest hot sauce recipes  Good Food

To celebrate World Hot Sauce Day on January 22, here are 15 spicy sauces, alongside the dishes to dunk into them.


Why you should cook the same recipes over and over again  Treehugger

Repetition guarantees success and saves time and money.


10 of the best egg recipes  The Week Magazine

My perfect morning starts with a cup of coffee, toast, and two soft-boiled eggs. There's something so wonderful about the contrast of creamy, silky yolks and ...


15 recipes to help you eat more produce this winter  KSL.com

During the winter, *fresh* produce isn't as abundant as it is in the summer months, and it can be hard to get enough fruits and vegetables into your diet. To help ...


The Chicken Soup Recipe Viewed by 6,000 People Daily  Reader's Digest

This delicious homemade soup recipe, one of Taste of Home's most popular of 2018, is perfect for chilly winter days.


Instead of Takeout, Try These Healthy Lunch Recipes  Refinery29

From a tasty arugula pizza to a mouth-watering frittata, here are five healthy lunch recipes from nutrition expert, Dr. Drew Ramsey.


home | site map
© 2006