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Debunking Hair Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction

The Dirty Hair Dilemma

Is it better for hair color?

Let's set the record straight on this age-old myth: False! Contrary to popular belief, hair colors do not work better on dirty hair. In fact, clean hair provides a more optimal canvas for vibrant and long-lasting color. When hair is clean, the color is able to penetrate the strands evenly, resulting in a more desirable outcome. It's always recommended to start any hair color service with freshly washed hair for the best results. However, it's important to note that after coloring, you should avoid washing your hair for 24-48 hours to allow the color to be fully set.

Wet Hair Woes

Will sleeping on damp locks prevent heat damage? Time to dispel another myth:

Going to bed with wet hair won't save you from heat damage; it might even exacerbate the problem. While it may seem like a convenient solution, sleeping on wet hair can lead to breakage and increased vulnerability to damage. On the contrary, using a heat protectant and blow-drying your hair properly can help minimize damage and breakage. Additionally, damp hair creates a favorable environment for bacteria, which can cause scalp irritation and other issues. The solution? Prioritize using a heat protectant and thoroughly blow-drying your hair before hitting the hay. This ensures that your hair is dry, less prone to tangling, and less likely to harbor bacteria. Remember to use a low to medium heat setting and maintain a distance of at least six inches between the dryer and your hair to minimize heat damage.

By debunking these hair myths, you can now make more informed decisions when it comes to your hair care routine. Clean hair is the way to go for optimal hair color results, while properly blow-drying your hair is key to minimizing damage and maintaining a healthy scalp.

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