We have heard many myths and old wives tales in the salon, some true and others ludicrous. We thought it about time to bust some of these myths you might have heard and help you along the way to healthier, brighter curls.
MYTH: Curls never grow long
FACT: All hair types are capable of growing to your desired length however it does take a little more time and patience for curly hair and isn't always noticeable because of the shrinkage of the curl. This is all dependent on the health of your hair type which will determine the rate in which it will grow. Make sure you are looking after yourself diet, physical and mental health, hygiene routine and for some the more unfortunate one... genetics.
MYTH: Brushing curly hair regularly can lead to straighter tresses
FACT: Brushing naturally curly hair agitates the curls, causing a frizz sensation which we all try to avoid however these straighter looking, stretched out curls won’t last for long. What we would recommend however is using your fingers to loosen the curls instead of using a brush. And make sure it is only when it’s damp.
MYTH: It isn't professional
FACT: We are sure you are aware of the case of a woman being asked to take out her braids in the name of professionalism at the end of last year? If not catch up HERE There singular vision is somewhat of common place in the less creative industries however there are tons of looks that are perfect to wear in the office. We say don’t limit yourself to the same straightened, flat styles because it doesn't make you work any harder!
his one might be controversial...
MYTH: Regular washing will dry up curly hair
FACT: Its proven that if your scalp is prone to getting greasy then regular washing is actually good for curly-hair. We are a fan of the co-washing ethos however different scalps mean different hair care regimes and if you are likely to be using lots of product on your hair then you are likely to have greater buildup and grime which needs to be washed away. Why? because if you don't it can actually weaken the hair follicles and make them greasy.
Stylist Grace doing Paris' hair colour this week.