Every hair type is unique in its own way. A lot of times women stick to one hair-care regimen, although it may be completely wrong for their cuticles, hair length, and their hair type. If you are wondering what are some of the most common misconceptions regarding hair, you’ve come to the right place! Here are the top 7 facts that every hairdresser should know, and here are the top 7 facts that every hairdresser wishes their clients knew beforehand!
- Everyone Has A Lot Of Hair
What we mean by this is that both men & women have the same amount of hair follicles on their scalp. Everyone’s head shape is pretty much the same in size, which means that men, women & kids will have the same number of hair strands. This number is around 100,000 – 150,000 hairs!
- But Your Hair Sheds
A lot of clients come to the salon panicking that their hair is thinning, shedding, and falling out. However, always remember to take a breather, and observe the situation! According to many scientists, we tend to lose around 50-100 hairs per day! This is a natural process that shouldn’t worry you. Only if you lose more strands than this, consider visiting your dermatologist.
- Black Is Super Common, While Red Is Rare
The most common hair color worldwide is, shockingly enough, black! This is the most common natural color for men & women, and brown follows it right after. The rarest color in the world is red, where you can find only 1.5% of gingers on the entire globe.
- It Technically Grows Super Fast
As you probably know it by now, your hair is made out of keratin. This is a protein that is found in the outer layer of our skin, as well as in our fingernails. The better you eat and incorporate biotin and protein-enriched foods to your diet – the healthier, stronger & longer your hair will grow! Also, hair is the second-fastest-growing tissue in our body, right after the bone marrow!
- Hair Has A Life Span
You can’t really do wonders for your hair with vitamins and hair-boosting products. You only have a certain number of follicles that contain hair. Once your hair is plucked from the follicle (or once it sheds on its own) new hair will begin to grow. Time-wise & usually, a single hair has a lifespan of approximately 5 years.
- Hair Grows Quicker In The Summer
You probably noticed that your hair sheds and dries out more in the winter than it does in the summer, right? This is because temperatures can have an impact on the way your hair looks. During the summer, high heat will stimulate the circulation in your body, and will encourage faster growth! This is also why your hair may appear a bit shinier, and it may look highlighted in the summer.
- Cutting It Won’t Speed Up Its Growing Process
The most common misconception that you hear often at the salon is this one. However, it is a false claim that does not make any sense. We’ve been told that our hairs will grow faster if we shave them (which is true) but cutting the ends and split ends won’t speed up the growing process. Your ends are already dead & dried out. The root of your problem is in your actual root! Make sure you eat right, be gentle to your scalp, and massage it to boost its blood flow, this is the only way that your hair can get long.