Healthy hair myths
People can go to extreme lengths in the quest to achieve long, healthy, shiny hair. We’ve all heard the urban legends – things you can find in your cupboard which supposedly leave you with lovely lustrous locks. But how many of them really work? What’s the truth behind these healthy hair myths?
- Lemon Juice – It is often believed that soaking your hair in lemon juice and sitting out in the sun can leave you with golden highlights. Whilst it’s true that lemon juice can lighten the hair, this method is not recommended! There’s no telling what the colour results will be, or how well it will work on your hair, meaning this technique could easily end in disaster. Is it worth ending up with a bright, patchy colour job just to save a few quid?! We recommend a professional set of foils for a guaranteed result.
- Beer – The myth that beer makes your hair shiny, is indeed true. Traditional ale works best, and can definitely improve the strength and shine of your hair. However, there is of course one obvious downside – the smell! No one wants to go to work smelling like they’ve just stumbled out of the pub! A deep conditioning treatment at your local salon is just as effective and a lot less stinky.
- Trimming – Many people believe that trimming your hair will make it grow faster. Sadly this is not the case, however frequent trims do have their benefits! Trimming the ends of your hair regularly is recommended as it removes split ends and leaves your hair looking healthier, shinier and full of life. So while you may not look like Rapunzel any time soon, at least your locks will be in the best possible condition.
- Eggs – No, we don’t mean apply them as a hair mask – eat them! Egg yolks are full of zinc, selenium, sulphur and iron, which all help hair growth. A healthy diet can make a huge difference to your hair. No amount of product can improve your hair if it’s not being treated right from the inside, and taking in all the nutrients your body needs can result in thicker, healthier (and sometimes even longer) hair.
- Black pepper and lemon seeds – Apparently grinding down black pepper and lemon seeds to a fine powder before adding olive oil to make a paste and applying to the hair is a sure-fire way of adding volume to thin and fine hair. We’ll be honest… we have no idea if this works, but it sure seems like a lot of effort! For an easier solution, at Peter Marcus we offer full and half head volumising treatments, along with permanent wave treatments, so you can have big beach hair without taking to the mortar and pestle!
So, it seems that some of these myths aren’t complete rubbish – the secret to healthy shiny hair may indeed be found at the back of your cupboard. But for a more indulgent hair treatment (and a guaranteed result!) nothing beats a trip to the salon. At Peter Marcus, we have a number of luxury hair treatments – whether you want a new colour, a deep conditioning treatment or just a trim. Check out our price list for more details or contact us today for a consultation on 0161 834 1422. You can also send us a message through our website. And if you have any DIY treatments that you have tried and tested – let us know. We’d love to hear your suggestions!