Hair myths de-bunked

Are you sure you know everything there is to know about hair styling? Read how our professional advice does away common hair myths. With Braun’s expert help, fabulous hair every day is just a click away.

Hair myths de-bunked

1. Brushing your hair 100 strokes a night is the secret to naturally shiny hair.

1. Brushing your hair 100 strokes a night is the secret to naturally shiny hair.

False. There’s no need to spend hours in front of the mirror counting brush strokes. In fact, brushing your hair 100 times could make things worse! Over-brushing can strip your hair’s cuticle, leading to breakage and dull looking hair. Don’t fret - Braun’s unique seamless bristle technology eliminates the risk and provides healthy looking hair in just one stroke! And for extra TLC, Braun’s Satin Hair 7 Brush has got a really flexible cushion. Make sure you keep the brush in your handbag, gym bag, or in your desk drawer for that effortlessly chic, just-brushed look.

2. Straighteners are only for straightening

2. Straighteners are only for straightening

False: Straighteners can do more than just straightening; you can also create waves and curls. Braun’s products are designed to deliver all these glorious styles - without the damage that can come with most of the conventional products.

3. Wet-to-dry straighteners might be quicker, but straightening wet hair has to be damaging

3. Wet-to-dry straighteners might be quicker, but straightening wet hair has to be damaging

True. Truer words were never spoken - you might cause severe damage to your hair if you style or straighten it while it’s still wet or damp. So be sure to always blow-dry your hair prior to straightening.

4. Brushing your hair is essentially harmless – unless you do it too hard.

4. Brushing your hair is essentially harmless – unless you do it too hard.

False. Sorry ladies… this is your wake-up call. Hair brushing - no matter how gentle - can cause real harm. In fact, it’s one of the leading causes of hair damage. Take a good look at your brush…most hair bristles are stiff with rough edges that weaken the hair cuticle causing flyaways. Luckily, Braun’s bristles are designed for snag-free gliding and healthy hairstyling. So when the going gets tough, it’s the bristles that give in, and not your hair.

5. All hair dryers are the same - they simply get you from wet to dry

5. All hair dryers are the same - they simply get you from wet to dry

False. Most hair dryers have hot spots that can cause uneven results. Some hairs are exposed to higher temperatures than others, and moisture is then removed more quickly in these strands and slower in others. Braun's range of hair dryers optimally synchronise heat distribution, airflow and drying speed at each setting to ensure a gentle yet efficient drying temperature.

6. Brushing is one of the easiest ways to add natural shine to your hair.

6. Brushing is one of the easiest ways to add natural shine to your hair.

True, as long as you choose the right brush. It’s best to opt for one with seamless or natural bristles which are gentlest on your scalp and strands. And for extra TLC, make sure it’s got a really flexible cushion. Keep Braun’s Satin Hair 7 Brush in your handbag, gym bag, or in your desk drawer for that effortlessly chic, just-brushed look.

7. All ionic products are created equal.

7. All ionic products are created equal.

False. The world is full of ions – negatively and positively charged particles. But there’s a difference between passive ions (those in ionic product coatings) and Braun’s active ions. Only the streams of active ions can penetrate your hair strands and really make a difference to fight static, transport moisture back inside, and restore shine.

8. All ceramic plates are the same

8. All ceramic plates are the same

False. Many straighteners are just coated in a ceramic lacquer that wears off over time and can expose your hair to bare aluminium. Braun’s plates are 100% ceramic to the core and are indestructible.

9. I crank up the heat, but a voice in the back of my head tells me I’m damaging my hair.

9. I crank up the heat, but a voice in the back of my head tells me I’m damaging my hair.

True. You should listen to that little voice! The common belief that higher temperatures will automatically lead to faster and better styling results is a misconception. Your hair can be irreversibly damaged if you over-heat it while styling. Temperatures over 200°C are too hot. Even using hairstyling appliances at these too-hot levels (200°C +) just once can damage your hair.

10. Mid-day fade is unavoidable - your hairstyle will never look as polished as it does first thing in the morning.

10. Mid-day fade is unavoidable - your hairstyle will never look as polished as it does first thing in the morning.

False. You know the drill: the hairstyle that looked perfect when you left the house inevitably falls flat, losing its shine. And you dare not run a brush through it now – or face a major static attack. Instead, switch on Braun’s Satin Hair 7 Brush. It’s like a yummy shot of espresso, or a fresh swipe of lip gloss – a style pick-me-up with an extra boost of shine.