UPDATED June 17th, 2017 Oh, the old wives’ tales: You need to switch shampoos every three months. Avoid coloring your hair when you’re pregnant… and the list goes on. Sound familiar? Our well-intentioned abuelas had us believe these and many other cuentos. Well, it’s time to bust the top 10 hair myths and start taking good care of our tresses: 1. BRUSHING YOUR HAIR 100 TIMES WILL MAKE IT SHINE False: Over-brushing can, in fact, damage your hair, especially if you’re using a cheap tool. This won’t add shine to your hair either. In fact it will make it duller and more prone to split ends and flyaways. Brush your hair when it’s 80% dry to avoid tangled locks.