hair health myths

Hair health myths

The clinic that’s busting myths about hair health

Nowadays, we are fortunate to live in a hyper-connected world, thanks to the internet. This lets us find a lot of information on any field. As is the case with alopecia, hair health, hair transplants, their causes and results… The problem begins when the information provided is incorrect. This feeds a host of myths that do more harm than good. That’s why we at Insparya want to do our part to bust a few myths about hair health. You may have already come across some of them, but others will surely surprise you because they are so common.

The most common hair health myths

“Men and women need different hair care.”

False. While there are biological differences between men and women, the reality is that, as far as hair is concerned, there is no difference. Therefore, we should all take care of our hair the same way.

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“You shouldn’t wash your hair every day.”

False. We have long been led to believe that washing your hair every day could weaken it and cause it to fall out (alopecia). The truth couldn’t be more different. Washing your hair with the right shampoo every day actually encourages the health of your scalp and hair fibres. Of course, this must include proper drying using a low-temperature dryer at the right distance (approximately 15 cm). If you want to look great all year round, you should take this into account.

“Seawater is bad for hair.”

That’s not entirely true. The sea has both positive and negative effects on hair. On the one hand, the negative impact is that salt makes hair dry. On the other hand, it is also true that it provides vitamins and minerals that boost hair and scalp health. It is even helpful for improving diseases like psoriasis and eczema, for two examples. In cases where a hair transplant has been performed, people can go into seawater 7-8 days after the operation because it helps speed up recovery. At the end of a day at the beach, it is important to wash your hair with a nourishing, moisturising shampoo like the Insparya Nutri Plus or the Insparya Prevent HA.

“Getting a haircut encourages healthier hair growth.”

That’s not entirely true. When we cut the ends, the hair is less brittle. This is the aspect that supports the feeling of faster, healthier growth. Paragraph                              

“Hair is just about aesthetics.”

False. Lack of hair significantly impacts self-esteem and well-being; it is the cause of many cases of depression. The WHO (World Health Organisation) considers alopecia to be a disease. In addition, the lack of hair becomes more serious in summer, when the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays directly affect the scalp. This can lead to precursor lesions of skin cancer.

Wrapping up myths about hair health

We hope that we have been able to shed some light on all these issues. Hair health is a very serious issue, and we have to think about doing the right thing for our hair and scalp. It’s important not to get carried away by the first thing we see on the internet or by what we hear. As with any health issue, we recommend consulting a professional. They will offer the best advice and be able to tell you how to proceed in each case. At the Insparya hair clinicwe have the best professionals and over 10 years of experience in hair health. We’re working to improve every day and do our best for patients.