Myths

  • 1 Take a fresh look at lacquer
    Most hairdressers have no qualms about 'finishing off' a coif with a quick spray of lacquer, but it's hard not to associate the product with the stiff and formal looks of our grandmothers' generation....

  • 2 Hair conditioner myths and half-truths
    Hair conditioner is a surprisingly recent addition to the standard beauty product range, but its quality and effects have improved radically since it was introduced, and it's now an essential for most...

  • 3 Breast cancer myths - separate the facts from the fiction
    1. Using deodorant does not cause breast cancer There is no scientific evidence that anti-perspirants or deodorants cause breast cancer or increase the risk of the disease. More information is available...

  • 4 Beauty fact or fiction? The truth behind some familiar hair myths
    Catherine Zeta-Jones may have been blessed with thick hair full of natural movement, but for the rest of us it's hard enough making sure our crowning glory looks glorious without old wives' tales getting...

  • 5 Beauty hit or myth? See which old wives' tales ring true when it comes to skincare
    For all the science that goes into developing modern skincare, it’s often the oldest advice that helps skin look its best. Sally Penford of the International Dermal Institute separates the fact from...

  • 6 Get to the truth of perfect skin
    Spots and oily skin may get in the way of achieving celebrity-style complexion perfection, but the way we care for our skin may be getting in the way of actually correcting common problems, says dermatologist...



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