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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?
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.
It could also make your hair greasier, too, by pulling oils from your scalp down the hair shaft.
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.
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.
Still, it doesn't hurt to slap a little bit of moisturizer on!
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.
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!