Squeezing your nose makes it finer 1
Believe it or not, some Latinas really believe that if you squeeze your nose a few times a day it will become thinner and straighter, no joke! How crazy is that?
Don't cut your hair during your period 2
I can't tell you how many times I've heard the hairstylists at my local Dominican salon tell their clients they can't get a haircut if they're on their period. Supposedly your hair won't grow. Yeah ... I'm not falling for that one!
Fajas flatten your butt 3
I can understand why people would think this, but it's absolutely NOT true. I have tías that don't leave the house without their fajas and their booties are still big!
Electrical fajas give you a flat tummy 5
Remember those electrical fajas from back in the day that makes your stomach sweat and supposedly cause you to lose weight? Those don't work either! Stick to regular shapewear--it's a lot more effective!
Vicks VapoRub treats acne 6
My abuela swears "Vaporú" clears acne, but it's nothing but a big fat lie! When are we going to learn that this doesn't cure EVERYTHING?
Fish oil makes your butt bigger 7
Sorry ladies, but popping a fish oil pill everyday is not going to give you a bigger behind. Try squats instead!
The Brazilian Keratin gives you healthier hair 8
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Anything that changes your hair's natural texture is not healthy--and that includes perms and relaxers too!
We can't get skin cancer 9
Unless you actually want to get skin cancer you better stop believing this lie that says because so many of us are naturally tan we can't get skin cancer! In fact, studies show that melanoma is on the rise among Latinos. So make sure you slap on that sunscreen ASAP!