Myth #1: You need to switch shampoos often or your hair will get used to it, so it won't work anymore.
1. Seasonal ChangesDuring the summer, when the air is hot and humid, your scalp can become more oily than normal. So look for a shampoo with a volumizing effect that can control the excess oil. During winter time, when we are exposed to lots of dry, artificial heat, look for a more hydrating shampoo option.
2. Dietary ChangesWhat you eat has a dramatic effect on your hair. People who do not get their recommended dose of fatty acids and vitamins everyday typically have dry and broken hair. In this situation, you wouldn't need to change your shampoo, but do add a 5 minute hair mask, like Moroccan Oil, once a week into your beauty regiment. This will revitalize the humectants in your hair.
3. AgingJust like the rest of our body, hair becomes weak or brittle with age. As you get older you may find that you will need a shampoo formula that has a higher content of reparative proteins, like soy milk, that will mend your weak strands.
Check back next week for my Hair Myths Exposed: Part II in which I reveal what will actually make your hair grow faster and what won't!