hair facts and myths

Interesting Hair Facts and Myths Everyone Should Know

Hair. We touch it, admire it and think about it daily – there’s even a whole musical dedicated to it! Despite our close relationship with it, there’s a lot about hair that may surprise you. 

Let’s  take a moment to share some hair fun facts, dispel some common hair care myths and discover the attributes that determine which natural shampoos and conditioners are best for your hair.

The Hair Care World Is Huge and Filled With Information

People are always looking for the latest and greatest solutions for taming their hair, whether it’s how to reduce frizz, how to handle oily hair, or how to get more volume. Not to mention the best ways to colour hair, style it and so much more. Let’s look at some hair fun facts that you may not have known.


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Interesting (and Fun) Hair Facts

Hair Fact 1: Hair grows everywhere on your body except for…

…your palms, soles of the feet, eyelids and lips. How hairy a person is depends on genetic factors, but no human can grow hair on these few parts of the body!

Hair Fact 2: You should never brush or comb wet hair

If you normally run a brush through your hair soon after getting out of the shower, you’re not alone. Though very common, this can damage hair because it’s weaker when it’s wet than when it’s dry.

Hair Fact 3: You lose a lot of hair every day

If you have long hair, you may be exasperated by how much hair seems to fall out of your scalp. Truth is that you probably lose between 50 and 100 strands every day.

Hair Fact 4: A single strand of hair can stick with you  for up to 7 years!

You might despair over those 100 strands you lose daily, but you probably shouldn’t. A single strand can stay with you for quite some time.

Hair Fact 5: Once a hair falls out of your scalp, it will re-grow up to twenty times

Not only do individual strands last a long time, a single hair follicle (pore) has plenty of life to give, with the ability to regrow a new strand several times.

Hair Fact 6: Your hair is what you eat!

Okay, not exactly, but your hair strands do contain evidence of what substances have been in your bloodstream. That’s why hair is such an important type of forensic evidence. 

Now that you’ve seen some facts all about hair, let’s look at some hair care myths (especially when it comes to shampoo).

Hair Care Myths Debunked – What You Need to Know

If you don’t have all the hair facts, you might be doing things based on hair care myths that could damage your hair. Here are some common shampoo myths to be aware of so that you know how to treat your hair right.

  • It’s healthier not to shampoo your hair.
  • Shampoo does indeed remove some natural oils from your hair and scalp. However, not shampooing means that the other nasty stuff that accumulates on your scalp doesn’t get washed away and can cause irritation or itchiness. That includes dead skin cells, dirt, pollutants and bacteria. Instead of forgoing shampoo altogether, you need a gentle natural shampoo bar that has hydrating and moisturizing ingredients to prevent drying out your scalp and hair.

  • Liquid shampoo vs. shampoo bar: shampoo bars don’t clean your hair properly.
  • A common objection to shampoo bars is that they don’t create enough of a lather to leave your hair feeling as clean as liquid shampoo does. On the contrary, liquid shampoo is mostly composed of water. Shampoo bars (especially the best natural shampoo bars from CleanO2) are just as effective at cleansing your scalp and hair and are much more environmentally friendly, economical and pleasant to use.

  • Rinsing shampoo out with cold water keeps your hair shinier and healthier. 
  • We’ve all heard this warning about not taking too hot a shower. But how shiny your hair depends  on how smooth (and thus reflective) the surface of your hair is. The fact is that cold water doesn’t make your hair any smoother. To boost shine, try a moisturizing and smoothing shampoo bar like our Equilibrium Shampoo bar.

    CleanO2 Has Your Hair and Your Hair Care Covered With Its All-Natural Shampoo and Conditioner Bars

    Want to get your hands (and hair) on the best natural shampoo in Canada? Look no further than our line of natural shampoo and conditioner bars. The unique, nourishing ingredients make these the best natural hair products you can find. Plus, they’re all sulfate and silicone free!

    Best Natural Shampoo for Curly Hair

    Looking for a shampoo bar that offers nourishing natural hair care for curly or frizzy locks? Our Unify Shampoo Bar contains moisturizing and smoothing ingredients like babassu oil and artichoke leaf and baobab extracts that help with curl definition and frizz control. Pair this with our Unify Conditioner Bar, which offers a master blend of shea, cocoa and babassu butter for the ultimate hydration.

    Best Natural Shampoo for Fine Hair

    If you’re craving some more bounce and body in your hair, our Elevate Volumizing Shampoo Bar is the best natural shampoo for you. With velvet-flower seed extract and hydrolyzed rice protein, this shampoo bar cleans your hair without weighing it down. Pair it with the Elevate Volumizing Conditioner Bar for a gentle formulation that moisturizes the hair with babassu oil instead of heavier butters like shea and cocoa, to ensure you maintain volume.

    Best Natural Shampoo for Normal Hair

    The ideal natural hair care option for average hair is our Equilibrium Shampoo Bar, which keeps healthy hair strong and shiny with the moisturizing amino acids in hydrolyzed quinoa. After all, even when you’ve got no frizz or flatness problems, you want nice body and texture. The partner for this shampoo bar is the Equilibrium Conditioner Bar. The mix of panthenol, quinoa extract and sweet almond oleosomes work together to gently hydrate your hair without any greasiness.

    Best Natural Co-Wash for Damaged Hair

    Dry, damaged hair needs lots of hydration and conditioning. While shampooing less often is one approach to the problem, we’d suggest the Infuse Co-Wash Bar as a better one. It includes three butters — including shea and babassu plus tucuma, which acts like a natural silicone. Add in safflower seed extract to control roughness and baobab extract for frizz control and you have a complete solution for damaged hair.

    Now you’re armed with some hair facts and you know the answer to the question, ‘what shampoo should I use?’. Give CleanO2’s natural hair care options a try and experience the best natural shampoo and conditioner available!

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