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Bridget Malcolm has her Hair & Makeup done prior the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France.

With every beauty tip there is, there are also beauty myths. The funny thing about myths are that you can hear it once, and it will stick with you for years; you’ll believe it’s true, because, WHY NOT? Why would someone lie about beauty?

The truth is there are plenty of beauty myths. Heck, there are plenty of myths that I still thought were true until I started doing this story.

Before you go telling someone else a beauty myth that will then continue to spread, According to RealSimple.com, here are some beauty myths that have been proven to be just that, myths.

  • Shaving your legs makes the hair grow back thicker, and darker

    Hair does not grow back thicker, in any regard. The only thing that will sometimes affect hair density is waxing; after continued waxing, sometimes hair will grow back more sparsely. According to Mayoclinic.org, you may think your hair is growing back thicker when it started to grow in, and you feel stubble, because you are feeling the hair at it’s thickest part.

     

     

  • Plucking a grey hair will make two grow back

    This age old saying is something I’ve heard time and time again, but it’s simply not true. Dr. Shaskank Kraleti, M.D. explains that, “Plucking a gray hair will only get you a new gray hair in its place because there is only one hair that is able to grow per follicle. Your surrounding hairs will not turn white until their own follicles’ pigment cells die.”

     

     

  • Washing your hair too often is bad for it

    According to Neil Moodie, celebrity hair stylist, “Haircare is all about your hair type,. Straight and fine hair needs to be washed more frequently, as the natural sebum from the scalp travels down the shaft more easily, giving the hair a flatter, oilier look and feel. Thicker, curlier, coiled or wavy hair can be left longer, allowing the oil more time to travel down to the tips and stop them drying out.”

    So this one sounds like you have to find what’s right for you when it comes to your haircare!

     

     

  • Hair loss is determined by your maternal grandfather

    This is one I still thought was true until just now. Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, say this is simply not true. There are higher chances that if your mother has thinner hair, you will too though, but there are lots of factors when it comes to hair thickness and balding. 

     

  • You'll get varicose veins by crossing your legs too much

    Paul Jarrod Frank, MD, a cosmetic dermatologist in New York City explained to realsimple.com, that varicose veins have a huge genetic component, and do not have to do with crossing your legs.