Wednesday 23 January 2019

11 hair mistakes to avoid

From using the wrong type of shampoo and conditioner to washing your hair too much, there's plenty of hair mistakes we're all guilty of making.

Whether you’ve constantly got limp locks, aren’t sure how to style your hair or are wondering what the right style is for you, then look no further.

SoGlos has teamed up with Blushes in Cheltenham to round up 11 hair mistakes to avoid in this sponsored hot list.

For more information, visit blushes.co.uk directly.


1. Using the wrong type of shampoo and conditioner


The feel of your hair can massively depend on the type shampoo and conditioner you use. Using non-professional products can cause build up of silica in the hair which will affect the style and colour.


2. Using the wrong styling tools


One of the easiest mistakes to make is using the wrong type and size of brush for your hair. Using the wrong type of brush can cause hair breakage. Instead, try a hot brush which will style and dry at the same time, giving you an extra hand to work with.


3. Always using a mirror to style your hair


It may seem counterintuitive but using a mirror when styling your hair isn’t always the best option. Working with your hair purely by feel can avoid confusing left, right, front and back.


4. Forgetting heat protection


Using hairdryers, straighteners and curling irons can really take their toll on your hair. Always protect your hair with heat defensive products.


5. Colouring your hair at home


The colours on the outside of a home dye box can vary massively when you apply it to your own hair. Misusing home colouring kits can cause breakage, uneven coverage and not to mention, can be very messy too. Make sure your hair colour suits your skin tone by heading to Blushes for a Hair ID appointment, where the team will find your perfect shade to match your skin.


6. Cutting your own fringe


Cutting your own fringe can be a recipe for disaster. With free fringe cuts available at Blushes, there’s no need to hack away at your hair and risk having a wonky fringe.


7. Tying your hair up too tightly


Avoid using any type of hair tie with metal in it. Tying your hair too tightly can cause breakage and in extreme cases, can cause tension alopecia. Relieve any tension on your hair by alternating high and low buns as well as pony tails – and only use soft bands too.


8. Washing your hair too much


Although tempting, washing your hair everyday can strip the scalp of all its natural oils and can leave you with dry and damaged hair. When it comes to adding conditioner, always apply from the mid-lengths to the ends to avoid the roots becoming greasy.


9. Only using dry shampoo on greasy hair


Dry shampoo isn’t just for greasy hair, it’s actually great for adding texture to the hair and giving your hair plenty of body too.


10. Picking a style that doesn’t suit your lifestyle


It’s all well and good opting for a style that looks fabulous when you’ve spent hours in the salon, but not ideal when you don’t have the time to recreate the look every day. The team at Blushes are experts in providing advice on what style will suit you and is actually achievable on a daily basis.


11. Keeping the same style for years


Over time your skin tone changes and so do hair trends. Avoid getting stuck with the same style for years and find one that suits your skin tone. Having the wrong colour hair can make you look older and unhealthy. Trying out a new style can make you feel great.


For more information, see Blushes Cheltenham, call (01242) 226644, or visit blushes.co.uk directly.

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