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21 Weird Myths You Might Still Believe About Your Hair

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You may believe them, or maybe you don't, but it's certain that you've at least heard a few of these hair care myths growing up.

Whether it's a common misconception about redheads having a red-hot temper or a wild mane that's sucking all your brain's energy, at least one of these myths has been passed down from generation to generation.

Which one do you remember?

Hair Color Myths

1. A red-haired person is widely held to have an hot temper. While they may be courageous, they're quick to anger.

2. Some people believe that it's lucky to run your fingers through red hair.

3. Fair hair is a sign of a weak nature.

4. Black hair suggests great strength and virility and is also lucky.

Hair Texture Myths

1. If you have straight hair, you're cunning.

2. People with curly hair are good tempered.

3. Those who have a cowlick curl are naturally lucky.

4. Any woman who suddenly develops curls at the temples where her hair was previously straight should check her husband's health, because he doesn't have long to live.

5. If you want curly hair, eat the crusts of newly baked bread.

6. If your hair was too long, you would never marry:  "with hair below the knee never a bride to be."

7. If you have bushy hair, you must be dim-witted, because it diverts nourishment that should go to the brain. Sorry, Einstein.

According to old traditions, our hair can tell us a lot about ourselves... or can it?

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