4 COMMON HAIR MYTHS DEBUNKED

Time to hang up your favorite hat, it's making you go bald! ...or, is it?!

We're here to set the record straight and give you the facts on four of the most common misconceptions you likely have about your hair.

 

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MYTH: Wearing Hats Causes Balding

FALSE!

Your old college hat can live to see another day! Wearing hats won't make you go bald (it's your hormones and genetics that you should worry about). 

However, you're not completely off the hook. Dirty hats can cause other problems like infections, which can lead to hair loss. Follicles can also get clogged with sebum, which translates to an unhealthy environment for hair growth.

Make sure to use a high-quality shampoo to properly cleanse both your hair and scalp. We suggest using Floyd's 99 Classic Shampoo (click to purchase), because it removes product buildup without stripping the scalp of its natural oils. It also contains high-quality ingredients, like jojoba oil, which promotes a healthy scalp and overall hair growth.

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MYTH: You Need to Wash Your Hair Daily

Both TRUE and FALSE!

There's technically no definitive answer to this myth. Factors such as hair type, activity level, product buildup and sebum production can all play a role in how often you should be washing your hair.

Fine or straight hair typically needs to be washed more frequently than thick or curly hair. Beware of shampooing too frequently -- you don't want to strip your scalp of natural oils. This can cause your hair to be dry and brittle.

If intense workouts are throwing off your shampoo schedule, we recommend rinsing and towel drying your hair to help add some life and hydration back to it.

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MYTH: You Should Use Conditioner

TRUE!

If you want your scalp and hair to both be healthy, add conditioner to your shower routine.

Conditioner transforms dull, lifeless hair, into full-bodied, shiny and soft hair.

It adds moisture and other important nutrients to improve your hair health and manageability. 

For example, using Floyd's 99 Classic Conditioner (click to purchase) is beneficial because of ingredients like panthenol, which helps add long-lasting moisture to alleviate a dry and flaky scalp. 

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MYTH: Quality Products Are a Rip-Off

FALSE!

You should always invest in salon quality haircare like our Floyd's 99 Grooming Line of products. We use quality ingredients that are great for your hair's health. Inexpensive hair care products sold in grocery stores can be filled with silicone, sulfates, harmful DEA and parabens.

  • Silicones can make your hair look and feel amazing for a while, but over time the plastic coating will cause buildup and prevent moisture from penetrating the hair shaft. This causes the hair to look lifeless, dry and greasy. Yuck!
  • Sulfates are used to cleanse hair, but will strip your hair of natural oils and dry it out. This causes your hair to be brittle and weak.
  • DEA is used to make shampoos foam and conditioners feel thick, but it's also linked to cancer.
  • Parabens are harmful preservatives that can be bad not only for your body, but also for the planet. 

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