Google reveals Australia's most-searched Beauty Question
If you search 'Australian Beauty' in Google images, you'll be bombarded with photographs of beautiful women with GORGEOUS HAIR! It's styles and shining and glamourous - enough to make everyone jealous.
It turns out that, according to Google, Australians are hair-obsessed.
When Elle teamed up with the mega company they revealed that our top queries including basics like 'how to make hair thicker' and 'how to grow hair fast'.
Unfortunately, there's no magic product to solve these because it's all based on genetics. So, if your mum or dad have luscious locks then you're in luck!
If not, make sure you find a partner with some sexy, silky hair so your kids have a chance.
What's the top question we've been asking, you beg? Well here it is: "Is it bad to sleep with wet hair?"
How many of us have hear our parents pester us not to sleep with damp, just-washed hair? Plenty.
We've always thought it was because they didn't want us catching a cold, or maybe that they'd become geniuses on everything because they gave birth to us. Of course, as we grew older we just passed it off as nagging so we didn't ruin our pillows. But now, the question is haunting us and we're all fearful that maybe it really is bad for us....
A study published in the Annals of Dermatology threw a huge sucker-punch at stylists recommendations of 'sleeping in damp braids to achieve wavy hair', professing that a "long lasting wet stage is as harmful as a high drying temperature".
Why is this true, you ask?
Scientists say that this prolonged "wet stage" of air-drying your hair causes the strands to swell which can weaken it from the inside-out. It turns out that when hair was washed and air-dried for a period of two-hours, it garnered more damage to the 'cell membrane complex' (the glue that sticks cuticle layers together closer than Bella Thorne and Gregg Sulkin were at the Teen Choice Awards) than blow-drying it! #WTF!
We must clarify that this doesn’t mean you should go blast your hair at a super-high temp to dry it as quickly as you can, before you head out the door! Don't do that! The study left us with some prime advice, stating that we use a lower-temperature hair-dryer "at a distance of 15 cm with continuous motion".
Who knew that our parents may actually have been hair-geniuses?
We wonder what else they were right about....
We'll stop that train of thought before we enter into dangerous territory and hide this news from our mums, so they don't say 'I told you so' (for the thousandth time...)
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