Hello fellow beauty lovers.

There are a whole lot of different myths around beauty, skincare and makeup. But which tips to follow and which ones to avoid? I brought to you 3 different kinds of myths for today’s Friday ChitChat to see which ones to trust and which ones to toss.

Myth No. 1 – Citric acid lightens your hair naturally
That’s a fact. The citric acid opens up your hair cuticle and creates the perfect opening for the sunrays to do the rest of the job. A couple of uses are necessary for visible changes. However, with this kind of method you do not have the needed control over the color like you’re used to. The citric acid tends to break out the reddish color level of your hair making it look orange instead of your, for instance, desired honey blond.

Myth No.2 – Hair spray sets your makeup
Some of you might know this little trick: Using hair spray for setting the makeup. This actually does work. It will keep your face in place even if you’re sweating due to hard physical work. However, the negative sides really are scary. The contained chemicals can cause extreme skin irritations, redness and let your eyes burn like nothing else.

Myth No.3 – Tight buns can cause hair loss
Too tightly tied buns or ponytails can have bad consequences for your hair and scalp. The constant pressure pulls on your roots and scalp. Just imagine someone pulling your hair with constant pressure for hours. Of course that’s not good for you. This force causes the roots to permanently stop the production of hair follicles, which means hair loss. That’s pretty bad.

These were three true beauty myths. Come back next Friday, you are interested in getting to know another three beauty myths which however have turned out to be wrong!

See you on Monday for another great nail design!

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