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10 Common Hair Myths Debunked: The Truth About Greys, Split Ends & More

When it comes to hair, it’s easy to lose track of the number of old wives’ tales surrounding what’s considered proper care for maintaining healthy locks. Whether you’ve been routinely brushing your 100 times a day because your mom told you to as a kid, or your friend swears that cold showers make her hair shinier, many of these tips have become part of our beauty routines, and are accepted as “common knowledge.”

While these rituals may have become ingrained in our minds as the key to achieving great hair, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re true. We asked Toronto-based hairstylist Jukka to clarify whether 10 common hair tips are fact or fiction.

Browse the most popular hair myths below.