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5 Hair styling mistakes you’re probably making

Got hair envy? Don’t worry, a lot of us do. In fact, the hurdle between you and perfect hair may just be some hairstyle mistakes you don’t even know you’re making! These five hairstyle Dos and Don’ts will help make sure you’re getting lust-worthy locks.

Over Shampooing
Did you know you can actually shampoo your hair too much? Although it may seem like a great idea to keep it as clean as possible, it’s actually not ideal to shampoo your hair every single day. By shampooing everyday, you can strip hair of its natural oils and hair color may even fade faster. If you can, try to shampoo your hair every other day at best. For oily hair, try a dry shampoo like Bumble & Bumble Hair Powder which can be sprayed at the roots to help soak up excess oil for those in-between days. The best part is that unlike many other hair powders, Bumble & Bumble’s line offers solutions specifically for your hair color. For a great budget buy, TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo is another great product to try.

Air-Drying Hair
Air-drying your hair a bit can seemingly cut your drying time in half, but it isn’t ideal if you’re trying to achieve a specific style. For that, you’ll actually want to start blow drying your hair while it’s still wet. The reason being, it’s much easier to manipulate your hair before it’s taken on its own wave or frizz by air drying.

Conditioning Roots
Believe it ladies: you don’t actually have to use conditioner! Especially not on your roots. No matter what your hair type is, conditioner can often weigh down hair making it limp and lifeless and for that reason, you should only use conditioner on your ends or midsection of the hair, not the roots. For those with super oily hair, you can actually skip conditioner every once in awhile and when applied, focus only on the ends. You’ll be surprised to see how much more lift your locks get when it’s not weighed down by a heavy conditioner.

Waiting for a Cut
So you want to grow your hair out? That’s great! But by all means that does not mean skipping your regular hair cut appointment. No matter what your plans are for your tresses, you should be going in for a regular trim at least every 6 to 8 weeks. This really ensures your hair is healthy and helps maintain split ends. Skipping this appointment won’t make your hair grow any faster and in fact, may end up stalling growth since your ends may be in need of some TLC!

OD’ing on Hair Product
If you’re a hair product junkie, it may be time to take a step back and reevaluate things. Overloading your hair with a ton of products is actually counterproductive. Instead of a manageable mane, you’ll end up with hair that’s weighed down or sticky with unnatural texture. Try to commit to using just a few products you may need at most: a thermal heat protector if you use hot tools; a styling pomade if you have coarse hair or a great mousse for volumizing and maintaining curls. Just be sure not to stack up hair product on top of hair product.

If you do often use a lot of hair products, especially hair spray, make sure to thoroughly cleanse your hair with a great clarifying shampoo at least once a week. This will help deeply cleanse your hair of any built-up product.

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing lrstewar@gmail.com.