When it comes to styling our hair, even the best of us have experienced our fair share of mistakes – we’re looking at you, 80’s perm. However, the mistakes we tend to make aren’t always as monumental as this. In fact, nine times out of ten, we don’t even realize that the things we are doing are actually bad for our hair. Luckily however, Stylistics Inc. is here to point of what some of these hidden styling mistakes are and how to avoid making them.
Doing Your Hair in Bathroom – This is something extremely common; most everyone styles their hair in the bathroom simply because that is likely where they store all of their tools and products. The reason why this may not be such a good idea is because any time you use a hairdryer, straightener or curling iron right after showering, it’s like doing your hair in a steam room. There’s no ventilation for your hair to breathe and cool down before succumbing to all that humidity.
Overusing Dry Shampoo – Of course, this is great when you skip a wash here and there, you don’t want to use too much of the oil-absorbing spray. Not only can this cause your hair to look and feel completely dried out, but it can also lead to unsightly buildup around your scalp.
Turning Up the Heat on your Styling Tools – In order to reshape your hair and seal the cuticle, the best temperature to heat your styling tools to is 350 degrees. However, we get it into our heads that just because these styling tools have the capability to heat to much higher temperatures, that we would be better off cranking the heat. Be aware of how long you’re leaving the heat on your hair and be sure to spray your locks with a protecting spray before styling.
Using the Wrong Brush – Hairbrushes are not one size fits all. While wet brushes are designed to comb through wet hair faster and paddle brushes help to detangle long hair, boar-bristle brushes polish the cuticle layer of each strand for optimal smoothness. If you want your hair to look it’s absolute best, choosing the right brush is a great place to start.
For more tips about proper hair care and styling, don’t hesitate to your ask your stylist at Stylistics Inc. –we’d be happy to help!