Seven myths and facts related to hair care

Maintaining healthy and beautiful hair is a topic of interest for many, and as a result, various hair care myths have been passed down through generations. With the abundance of information available today, it can be challenging to distinguish between what is true and what is simply myth. In this article, we will debunk some common hair care myths to help you take better care of your hair.

1. Sulfates are bad for your hair.
SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulfate) is a commonly used surfactant, that effectively dissolves grease and dirt in water, used in both hair and body care. SLES is not dangerous for the hair, it washes and cleanses the hair and scalp. SLES is often combined with other types of surfactants to create rich lather. However, if you’re still looking for sulfate-free options, feel free to choose our Argan Oil Shampoo.

2. Silicones are bad for your hair.
It’s an old misconception that silicones create a layer on the hair that prevents it from “breathing” and is difficult to wash off. However, it’s not true! Silicones used today can be easily washed off, they make hair shiny, smooth and easier to manage. They play an important role in the sensoriality of the product. Having said that, it’s important to mention that we never uses cyclic silicones that have been proved to have a negative impact on our health.

3. Apply the conditioner only in the lengths in order to avoid your hair getting greasy.
It all depends on the conditioner you use. All Björn Axén conditioners contain caring ingredients that should also be applied in the scalp. Hair at the root also needs the conditioner to make it soft and shiny. At Björn Axén we always encourage everyone to use the conditioner in the scalp – in the same way as your face needs a moisturizing cream after washing, your scalp needs some moisture too!


4. Only dry hair and scalp need moisture.
Exactly as with the face, all skin types need some moisture to feel good, including oily scalp. If you don’t moisturize your scalp, you risk an unbalanced oil production in your scalp, which can lead to various scalp issues.

5. Dandruff is the same as dry scalp.
Dandruff does not always mean that your scalp is dry. It’s still unclear what exactly causes dandruff. It’s most probably the body’s reaction to yeast that is naturally on your skin. Some of us can be extremely sensitive to it and that’s when dandruff occurs. Even though it’s a common misconception that only those with dry scalp experience dandruff, it’s not the case and even those with oily scalp can experience this issue. If you feel your scalp is dry and needs some love, choose our Moisture range – don’t miss the last step in the routine, which is the Moisture Hair & Scalp Serum.

6. Washing hair too often damages hair. It’s best to wait as long as possible in between the washes.
Washing hair often is not damaging for the hair, as long as you use a high quality shampoo and follow with a conditioner suitable for your hair type. Those with oily scalp will naturally need to wash the hair and scalp more often in order to avoid greasy hair.

7. Heat styling tools damage hair.
As long as you use heat protection products prior to styling with tools, your hair is always protected and won’t get damaged. Modern styling tools are also advanced and help minimize the risk of damage by offering the possibility to adjust the temperature. Don’t forget to spray your hair with one of our best-selling products Heat Styling Protection which protects up to 220 degrees before styling your hair with tools! Even if you only add heat to your hair when you blow dry it.

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