7 hair mistakes you’re making (& how to fix them)
A Hollywood hairstylist tells us how to fix the most common hair blunders
New Idea / October 18 2016
We all make mistakes, but your hair shouldn’t be one of them. LA-based hairstylist Lucie Doughty – who tends to A-listers such as Elizabeth Banks – shares with us a few surprising hair no-nos women make, and her top tips for fixing them, stat.
Don’t rely on just one brush! “Different brushes are designed for different hairstyling techniques,” Doughty explains. A brush with fewer teeth and bigger air vents, such as Brushworx Rio, is meant for loose blow-drying, while a wide tooth comb is perfect for detangling wet hair.
“I never understand why so many women do the ‘soggy dog’ – that vigorous back and forward drying movement with their towel,” Doughty laments; a technique that causes frizz and breakage. “It’s better to just squeeze the water out.” Try it with Manicare Supa Dry Towel.
Hair dye overuse
Regrowth touch-up products are lifesavers when masking greys. But Doughty cautions: “Too much on the roots will appear matte.” ModelCo Hair Mascara is easy to apply with a light touch.
“Hitting your hair with water and shampoo all the time is just going to strip away the oils,” Doughty explains. “You’re better off reactivating the hair with a dry shampoo.” We love TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo.
If you’ve gone to the trouble of styling your hair, you want it to hold, so hairspray is key. Doughty says: “It’s a matter of getting the right hold product to suit the hair’s texture.” Try a product you can layer, such as Toni&Guy Casual Flexible Hold Hairspray.
Incorrect haircare products
Different hair types and concerns need to be treated uniquely. “Ask a stylist to recommend a specific shampoo and conditioner suited to your hair’s needs,” Doughty says. For overworked hair, try John Frieda Full Repair Strengthen + Restore range, while the Keratin Complex Colour Care range prevents coloured hair from fading.
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