Hair stylists might be good at keeping their clients secrets but they’re also pretty good at keeping secrets of their own. Here are a few of the secrets and myths about hair, hair dressers and hair dressing which they didn’t want you know;
• Cutting your hair short doesn’t make it grow longer – that’s one myth for starters. The idea that trimming the ends of hair will make it grow faster is simply not true. Hair grows on average around a half inch every month and no amount of trims or trips to the hair salon will speed that up one little bit. The speed of hair growth can be affected by hormonal changes however, like pregnancy or the time of the month.
• If you pluck out gray hairs two will grow back in their place – this is another load of old tosh. Scientists cannot find one scrap of evidence to suggest that it’s true – although I’m not sure how much time, money or effort has been spent on it. The truth is that if you pluck out one gray hair another gray hair will grow in its place.
• Hair does not get used to one particular brand of shampoo – you really don’t need to regularly change your brand of shampoo, conditioner or de-frizzing lotion. Your hair won’t know any difference. If you find a particular brand of shampoo or conditioner which leaves your hair sleek and shiny stick to it.
• There’s only one way to deal with split ends and you can’t buy it in a bottle. The only way to really deal with split ends is to trim them off – no amount of lotions of potions can make them fuse back together so don’t waste your hard earned cash on the endless line of new products which say that they can.
• You don’t need to visit the hair stylist every time your split ends need to be trimmed – sorry stylists but that’s the truth of the matter. Unless your hair is in a very high maintenance type of style you can simply trim the ends of your hair without any trouble – just so long as you’ve got a good pair of hairdressing scissors. Check out the selection at The Salon Outlet for starters.
• Olive Oil is a great conditioner for your hair. Forget expensive salon style (and salon price) conditioners – you can make homemade conditioners which can do the job just as well using natural products from your kitchen cupboards. Great kitchen conditioners include ingredients like coconut oil, olive oil and avocado – these can even help to make your hair stronger.
• Your hair dresser may suggest that you use some extremely expensive, salon grade treatment if your hair is damaged from extensive coloring and styling . . . that’s fair enough but if your hair is normal, shiny and healthy you really don’t need to pay for something that isn’t necessary. So there you have it, some of the secrets your hair stylist won’t tell you – or maybe they just don’t know. Who knows what goes on at Hairdressing School?
Check out the great range of equipment including uv sterilizer, makeup cases and bags, makeup brush sets, combs, brushes, scissors, clips, dryers and more, in fact they’ve got such a good selection you really need to see for yourself. There’s a great selection of hair dressing and make up products available at The Salon Outlet perfect for your hair dressing salon or home hair dressing salon!