10 common hair myths you need to know

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Busting The Top 5 Hair Care Myths
Ladies, it's no secret that our hair is arguably one of our most prized possessions. We nourish it, condition it and keep it well maintained in hopes that the hair Gods just might bless us with a perfect hair day. But when it comes to good hair care, don't believe EVERYTHING you hear.

Just like anything else in life, there are certain myths that come along with your hair which you just shouldn't ever believe. Let's put it this way -- it's like when you go to the salon and the hair stylist tells you that you absolutely NEED to do "this and that," otherwise your hair will burn off and you'll be bald forever! Okay, so that's a bit of an exaggeration, but you know what we're getting at.

The bottom line is, you shouldn't let anyone tell you that there is something you absolutely have to do to your hair. So, with that being said, we're debunking the most common hair myths that you seriously need to know. Listen closely.

1) Regular trims equal hair growth

Hair grows from the roots, not the ends, so be aware that trimming doesn't increase length or growth.

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2) Using the same shampoo often lessens its effects

The key component to ensuring your shampoo will always work is to find one that is perfect for your hair type.

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3) Don't pluck gray hairs or more will grow

Plucking gray hairs won't make more grow, but it does irritate the follicle, leading to unhealthy hair.

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4) You must always shampoo, rinse and repeat

Shampooing only once is perfectly fine. In fact, it's probably better if you don't repeat.

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5) Comb hair from top to bottom

Combing hair from top to bottom can cause a lot of breakage. Start at the ends, and work your way up.

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6) Sunlight is a healthy way to lighten hair

The scalp can be prone to sunburn, damaged follicles, and can even leave your hair feeling dry.

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The hairstyles at the Lela Rose Spring/Summer 2016 runway show were super intricate, with a messy, carefree vibe.

Want to get the look?

1. Prep dry hair with Alterna Haircare Bamboo Volume Uplifting Root Blast, applying the product from roots to tips

2. Apply Alterna Haircare Bamboo Volume Weightless Whipped Mousse around the hair line. Rough dry hair with a blow dryer

3. Create a natural bend and add texture by using a 1” curling iron

4. Apply a liberal amount of Alterna Haircare Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo to the back sections of hair and back comb the lower center section

5. Loosely pull that section back and tie hair into 2 knots, securing with bobby pins

6. Mist Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hair Spray to keep in place

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Spring/Summer 2016 Lela Rose

Staying on the 'Willie Nelson' theme, hairstyles at the Mara Hoffman Spring/Summer 2016 runway show were western braids fit for any boho cowgirl.

Spring/Summer 2016 Mara Hoffman

Braids were all the rage this fall at NYFW, and the J Mendel runway show utilized the trend perfectly.

Want to get the look?

1. Prep hair with PHYTO Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray. Work in from root to ends

2. Curl with a 1 1/2" curling iron and part hair slightly off to the left

3. Apply PHYTO Phyto Professional Matte Texturizing Paste from root to ends to create separation

4. Start a very loose braid from the crown down, adding hair as you go. Braid to end then secure with an elastic

5. Roll braid up inside and pin. Secure with bobby pins

6. Finish with PHYTO Phytolaque Soie Light Hold Hairspray

Braids were all the rage this fall at NYFW, and the J Mendel runway show utilized the trend perfectly.

Want to get the look?

1. Prep hair with PHYTO Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray. Work in from root to ends

2. Curl with a 1 1/2" curling iron and part hair slightly off to the left

3. Apply PHYTO Phyto Professional Matte Texturizing Paste from root to ends to create separation

4. Start a very loose braid from the crown down, adding hair as you go. Braid to end then secure with an elastic

5. Roll braid up inside and pin. Secure with bobby pins

6. Finish with PHYTO Phytolaque Soie Light Hold Hairspray

Beauty look by Beauty.com

Spring/Summer 2016 J Mendel

The Spring/Summer 2016 Zimmermann show featured the classic bun, a hairstyle you can never go wrong with.

Spring/Summer 2016 Zimmermann

For Tory Burch’s Spring/Summer 2016 runway show, Redken Global Creative Director Guido achieved a style that was the perfect balance of sophisticated and sexy.

Want to get the look?

1. Spray Redken pillow proof blow dry express primer all over damp hair and comb through.

2. Apply a quarter-size amount of Redken stay high 18 high-hold gel-to-mousse throughout damp hair, focusing on the crown.

3. Blow-dry using a round brush, lifting the top section of the hair to create volume.

4. Backcomb the top section of the hair to create additional height and use hands to smooth hair into desired shape.

5. Use fingers to create a short, off-center part, and then pull hair back into a low ponytail and tuck behind the ears.

6. Mist the length of the ponytail with water and then twist it into a disheveled, messy knot, securing with hair pins.

7. Pull out a few strands of hair from the bun and around the hairline and mist again with water to add softness.

Spring/Summer 2016 Tory Burch

Rebecca Minkoff debuted her spring line with a bang -- literally, bangs were all the rage at her runway show and we couldn't love it more.

Spring/Summer 2016 Rebecca Minkoff

Ralph Lauren kept it simple with straight hair worn down, so as not to distract from the outstanding looks.

1. Start with clean hair by washing with Redken All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner.

2. Create a natural center part using fingers.

3. Allow hair to completely air dry.

4. Spray Redken wind blown 05 dry finishing spray all over hair, focusing on the roots for added lift.

5. To enhance natural movement, bend sections of hair around a 1-inch curling iron.

6. Finish with another mist of Redken wind blown 05 dry finishing spray for a light, airy texture.

Spring/Summer 2016 Ralph Lauren

Givenchy featured the classic yet modern middle part, veering away from the more traditional side part from years past.

Spring/Summer 2016 Givenchy

Oscar de la Renta proved that a simple ponytail is sometimes the perfect hairstyle to complement an outfit.

Want to get the look?

1. Spray Redken pillow proof blow dry express primer all over damp hair and comb through.

2. Apply a nickel-size amount of Redken satinwear 02 prepping blow-dry lotion all over hair, focusing on the roots.

3. Use fingers to create a short center part.

4. Using a round brush, blow dry the hair smooth, lifting the hair at the crown to create a bit of volume.

5. Gather hair into a low, loose ponytail and secure with an elastic.

6. Pull little bits of hair out of the hairline to create a soft, drooped shape around the face.

7. Finish by loosely tying a ribbon around the elastic.

Spring/Summer 2016 Oscar de la Renta

Jason Wu models rocked the slicked-back bun with the still-wet look. 

Spring/Summer 2016 Jason Wu

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