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Do You Make These Simple Mistakes With Your Hair?

Biggest Hair Care Mistakes


Everyone has their own routine when it comes to dealing with hair.  It gets washed on certain days. Some styles never change. Coloring hair is comparable to a kid coloring with crayons outside the lines.  Or some hair gets hidden under a hat.  What we don’t realize is that our routines can lead to big hair mistakes.

Having the wrong hair style

A lot of times, people will see someone like a celebrity with a great hairstyle and think wow that is nice.  Then they run right to a salon to get that same style.  But little do they know it may not even
look good on them. Everyone has a different face shape and body shape. A certain style can make a person look better or worse.  Long hair works for some people. But when a short person grows out long hair, they just look shorter.  The same goes for a bob hairstyle.  It’s a cute cut with lots of potential. But put it on a short or chubby person, and it does nothing for helping their looks. So before you go and lop off all your hair to look like a model, talk to someone first. Have your beautician or stylist look it over and get a second opinion.

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Product overload

Before you leave your house, you want your hair to be perfect. Every strand should be in place.  Curls should be bouncy.  You want your hairstyle to last all day.  So what do you do?  Most people will spray can upon the can of styling sprays in their hair. Some will start with a gel then spray on top of that.  Next thing you know your hair is stiff and sometimes sticky all day.  Unless it needs to be pinned up all day,
hair should never have too much product in it.  On top of that excessive use of products means having to wash your hair more.

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Hair dyeing mistakes

At some time or another everyone has had a bad dye job on their hair. Most of the time it starts at home with a store-bought dye kit.  Store-bought kits are easy to use. But if not done right, a home dye job can be downright scary. Sometimes more than hair gets dyed. It’s not unheard of getting colour on your ears, your forehead or maybe even down your back from a lack of wearing protective coverage. The next dye mistake is choosing the wrong color. Some colors compliment your style and face. Others can make your face look pasty or washed out.  You can always change the bad hair style easily to something else. Unfortunately, it is not that easy to fix a bad hair dye job.  Sometimes you need to wait a few weeks until it fades or washes out. Other times you may have to bleach it out and start again.  Bleaching can be dangerous, though. It can lead to dry brittle hair.  So choose carefully when picking a color.

Woman dying her hair at the beauty salon

Drying your hair wrong

It is all too easy to hop off the shower and put a blow dryer to wet hair.  Yes, it will dry hair quickly and conveniently. But it can also burn your hair or head.  The settings can be too high, and the dryer will get too hot.  Excessive use will dry your hair out requiring you to condition more often.  When a blow dryer is not available, a towel works just as well.  There is a method to towel drying the correct way.
Most people tend to rub hair strands furiously through the towel. This can cause hair breakage and produce split ends.  Excessive rubbing of a towel against your head can also create hair loss.  Hair should be gently squeezed in a towel to release water and dry your hair.

Young woman wiping wet hair with a towel

Not cutting enough

Most beauticians will recommend a haircut every 2-3 months. This will help make your current style last longer.  Some people are great at keeping up this schedule especially if they have a cut they like. However, there are other people that will go several months maybe a year before they cut their hair.  This is fine if you are growing your hair out from a short cut.  Not cutting frequently can make your hair look dull and drab.  Split ends may make your hair look unhealthy. Maintaining that style you liked may no longer work without a trim now and then.

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Styles with Bangs

Having bangs can make or break a hair style. Bangs have been around for years. Most of us have had them starting as a child’s hair cut.  They are easy to deal with, and they are cute.  Getting a wrong bang cut as an adult can be frightening.  Sometimes bangs are cut too short. Other times they can be too long.  They may not be the right type of bang cut for your face. So before you cut bangs be sure to check and see if they will work for you first. Try out a wig with bangs or get temporary ones you can try out before you commit.

3 thoughts on “Do You Make These Simple Mistakes With Your Hair?”

  1. All of this heat, especially if you don’t use a product to protect your hair from heat damage, has earned itself a spot at the top of my list of the most common hair care mistakes.

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