These sneaky beauty busters are doing a number on your mane. Get them out of your routine ASAP and you'll stop wanting to b---- -slap your locks - finally. We talked to Matt Fugate, stylist at Sally Hershberger salon; Ryan Trygstad, stylist at Marie Robinson Salon and Rona O'Connor, owner of Lukaro salon to find out how to iron out these pesky hair problems.
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By Kelly Thore
You wait forever between cuts.
The problem with letting your hair grow out for months before getting it trimmed again is that your stylist won't be able to follow the shape of your last cut. If you really love a style, you should aim for an upkeep trim every six weeks or so.
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You wash your hair every single day. Sure, a fresh style feels good...but sudsing up that often strips your locks and scalp of healthy oils, making them super dry. You can keep a good balance by alternating your shampoo every other day with a volumizing conditioner.
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You give yourself a blowout on the hottest setting possible. It's not the heat that gives you a smooth style-it's the air from your dryer. Cranking it up too high needlessly fries and frizzes your locks. Use the "warm" or "cool" settings and take just a little more time running the dryer over your strands.
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You brush your hair while it's still wet. You can't really start shaping your style until your hair is about 80 percent dry, so brushing before then is a waste of energy and can make wet, tangled strands snap.
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You mix hairspray and hot irons. You know that crackling you hear when you spritz your locks and take 'em to the curling or flat iron? That's the sound of your hair literally frying. When it comes in contact with heat, the alcohol in hairspray burns...not so great for your strands. Use a thermal protector to style instead, and hair spray to hold.
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You OD on "Moisture." The lure of a product that claims it's super-hydrating is undeniable (we all want luscious locks), but use too much and you'll end up with lifeless, weighed-down strands. Apply just a dab each morning, paying special attention to your ends since they're the oldest and most damaged part of your hair.
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You dye all-over just to fix your roots. If you're touching up, you don't need to overlap your colored strands with even more color. Instead, apply a bit to your roots only (you can still follow the same instructions) so you don't risk over-processing.
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