Hair Myths De-bunked

Braun Hair Myths De-bunked

Are you sure you know everything there is to know about hair styling?

Read how our professional advice does away with common hair myths. With Braun's expert help, fabulous hair every day is one click away.

Braun - Hair Brushing

1. Brushing your hair 100 times every night is the secret to naturally glossy 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 a single stroke! For extra TLC, Braun's Satin Hair 7 brush has 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.

Braun - Hair 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 conventional products.

Braun - Never Style or Straighten Wet Hair

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 you always blow-dry your hair before straightening.

Braun - Seamless Bristles

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 bristles are stiff and have rough edges that weaken the 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, not your hair.

Braun Satin Hair dryers optimally synchronise heat

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 hair is exposed to higher temperatures than others, and moisture is removed more quickly in these strands. Braun's hair dryers optimally synchronise heat distribution, airflow and drying speed at each setting to ensure a gentle yet efficient drying temperature.

Braun Satin Hair 7 Brush - to add natural shine

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 the most gentle 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 desk drawer for that effortlessly chic, just-brushed look.

Braun active ions - penetrate your hair stands

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 streams of active ions can penetrate your hair and really make a difference in fighting static, transporting moisture back inside, and restoring shine.

Braun Satin Hair Straighteners - With 100% Ceramic Plates

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.

Braun Hair Styling - Never Over 200°

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 and it can also cause problems like dandruff to flare up too. Temperatures over 200°C are too hot. Using hairstyling appliances at such over-hot levels (200°C +) just once can damage your hair.

Braun Satin Hair 7 Brush - With an Extra Boost of Shine

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 don't dare run a brush through it now – you'll face a major static attack. Switch on Braun’s Satin Hair 7 brush instead. 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.