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HAIR MYTHS BUSTED


There are quite a few common ideas and misunderstandings about hair and hair care.

Curious to see if you’ve ever been led astray?


hair myths busted

We have uncovered the most common hair myths & separated fact from fiction,


Kevin Murphy Angel Rinse

MYTH - You shouldn’t condition oily hair

TRUTH - Your scalp actually produces more oil when it lacks moisture. Finishing after shampoo with a light conditioner to the ends of your hair help to prevent breakage and split ends by retaining moisture and smoothing the hair shaft.

While you may not need to use as much conditioner as other hair types, don’t skip this important step.



applying colour

MYTH : Colour takes better on dirty hair.

TRUTH: Although The natural oils actually form a barrier to protect hair during chemical processing and keep a sensitive scalp from tingling, Colour actually sticks best to clean hair that's free of styling product buildup and residue. We recommend you shampoo your hair 24-48 hours before your appointment




shampoo suda

MYTH : The more shampoo suds the better

TRUTH: Suds have no cleansing effect. bubbles are a by-product of harsh detergents in sulphate shampoos, which can strip hair of necessary oils and nutrients. Using a sulphate free shampoo will cleanse the hair gently with a rich lather, & less suds.





brushing hair

MYTH : Hair continues to grow after death

TRUTH: The flesh and skin contract, causing hair to protrude slightly more.

MYTH: You Should Brush Your Hair 100 Strokes Per Day

TRUTH:There’s no need to count strokes or go overboard. You should only brush your hair as much as you need to detangle and distribute your natural oils. Brushing too often causes excess friction that can lead to frizz and breakage.


flaky scalp

MYTH : A flaky scalp means you have dandruff

TRUTH: A flaky scalp is an indication of dandruff but flakes can often indicate the need for moisture and some exfoliation. Flaky scalps can also be a symptom of allergies and other skin disorders






grey hair

MYTH: Stress Causes Gray Hair

TRUTH As we age, the pigment cells in our hair follicles gradually die and stop producing melanin (skin and hair colour pigment) and will become a more

transparent colour appearing grey and white. Genetics determine when in life your hair will start turning grey. Stress isn’t the cause.



MYTH If you pluck one grey hair, two will grow back in its place

TRUTH Only one hair is able to grow per follicle. When you pluck this grey hair, a grey one will grow in its place because the follicle’s pigment has already died.

Consistently plucking out a hair, regardless of its colour, it can permanently distort and damage the hair follicle.


We hope we have cleared up some of your hair related questions and busted some myths for you.


If you have any more question or concerns about your hair, you are welcome to make a time for a free consultation with one of our experienced and knowledgable stylists at Orenda Hair


You can book at time by calling the salon on 82328539 or clicking the booking link below


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