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We've all heard about brushing our hair with 100 strokes for shine and that those salon brand shampoos at the supermarket are not the same as the products at the salon. But are any of these common beauty myths actually true? We find out.

We've all grown up with beauty myths. Passed on from mother to daughter, friend to friend and family member to family member, we've heard it all - "If you shave it, it will grow back twice as thick", "If I wash my hair less often, it won't get greasy as quickly" and "Eating chocolate causes zits."

Beauty myths are incredibly common, and we all believe a huge number of them - but are they really true? Or are these common beauty myths just fiction? 

We wanted to find out - so read on to learn whether nine of the most common beauty myths are fact or fiction.

Brushing Your Hair With 100 Strokes Before Bed Will Keep It Shiny

This is an old, old, beauty myth that has been around for over 100 years - brushing your hair with 100 strokes before bed to keep it shiny and healthy. But does it really work? The short answer is no.

Brushing your hair more than you need to - and for some, 100 times is definitely more than you need to - will cause split ends, breakages and frizz.

It could also make your hair greasier, too, by pulling oils from your scalp down the hair shaft.

Verdict: FALSE

Split Ends Can Be Repaired

There are tons of products out there that promise to banish split ends - shampoos, conditioners, oils, serums and much, much more. But can they really banish split ends? Nope... products often claim that their nutrients and moisturizers can seal split ends, improving the texture and look of hair. Unfortunately, this is generally a load of old baloney.

Split ends are the oldest parts of your locks and the only way to "heal" them is to chop them off for good.

Verdict: FALSE

Dry Skin Gives You Wrinkles

One of the oddest beauty myths that we've heard in a long while is that dry skin gives you wrinkles. It's entirely wrong, though - dry skin just gives you more dry skin. Lack of moisture causes dry skin, as can dehydration and cool, blustery conditions - but it cannot cause your skin to age prematurely.

Many, many things cause wrinkles, but dry skin is not one of them.

Still, it doesn't hurt to slap a little bit of moisturizer on!

Verdict: FALSE

Shaving Your Hair Makes It Grow Back Quicker

A common beauty myth is that shaving your hair - anywhere on your body - such as on your arms, legs, intimate areas, or on your face, is that it will make it grow back quicker and thicker. That's not the case.

Instead, what actually happens is that your hair looks thicker and fuller because it has been cut through the middle.

Hair that hasn't been cut tapers at the ends and so looks slimmer. But the truth is that shaving hair doesn't affect the hair follicles in any way and so hair cannot grow back thicker. Think about it - men shave their beards everyday and if the saying "shaving makes it grow back quicker and thicker" were true, they would have rather large beards!

Verdict: FALSE

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