Okay, so, styling your hair?

How hard can it be?

Well, turns out – it can be quite difficult. Right from using the wrong products to the wrong style, there’s a lot of things that can go wrong.

So, to avoid these spectacular foils, let’s take a look at some of the most common (and loathed) mistakes that you have the tendency to make.

Should you use a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner?

God, no – this is a one really serious blunder that under no condition should you commit. You see, to get to the bottom of this, you need to know a little science.

The shiny mane that you have on your head – they are made up of strands of hair, and each of this strand is covered in scales or better known as ‘cuticles’. Now, in order to properly clean your mane, you will need to open up these cuticles by using shampoo so that it can release all the remnants of pollution or nay product build-up, while, on the other hand, what a conditioner does is to moisturize the hair and then, close these cuticles.

And it is for this very reason that 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioners don’t work – there’s no magical product that can open and close the cuticle at the same time; and even if you manage to find one, what will happen is that you will get squeaky clean chair alright, but their cuticles won’t be closed properly, and this will result in the hair picking up pollutants and getting dirtier much more quickly.

What’s the solution?

To make your mane the envy of all, you need to at first wash your hair with a dedicated shampoo before you start to shower, and only after rinsing it well, should you apply a conditioner that is based on your hair type, and let it soak in for the remainder of your shower before rinsing at the end.

Doing this will cleanse both the hair and scalp plus it will also allow time for the conditioner to penetrate the hair, and thus, leaving it healthy and moisturized.

Skipping out on scalp care

Really?

Do you really plan on only washing your hair and call it a day?

You know, simply washing your hair is not done – you need to take proper care of your scalp, or else, it will be of no use. No matter what, it’s of utmost importance to look after your scalp to ensure that it looks healthy, plus your hair will thank you too.

And also, if you are prone to using gel or wax on your hair, the above-mentioned step is even more important as failing to comply with this step will result in the daily gunk settling in your scalp, leading to dry hair, dandruff, and irritation.

What’s the solution?

It’s your scalp we are talking about – so, you should consider such a product that will gently wash away the build-ups from styling products, excess sebum, and other impurities. A cleanser containing jojoba beads can be a savior, a sit can gently wash the impurities away that’s accumulated in your hair.

You can also consider opting for a scalp mask if you are looking for more thorough cleansing of the hair.

Choosing an unflattering style

We just noticed that you have been spying that hairstyle on the A-lister’s Instagram account. Sorry to break it to you – just because it looks great on him, it doesn’t mean that it will look great on you too.

After all, not all of us are blessed with thick and medium wavy hair that models and superstars are – and it is for this reason that we need to honest when choosing hair care products.

What’s the solution?

Before plonking yourself on the chair and pointing to a photo on your phone, it’s of utmost importance that you do a bit of talking therapy before the barbet gets to work. It is suggested that you have a proper chat with him – they will help you figure out what’s the best look on you taking into account the shape of your face, hair type, personality and such.

You can consider telling him about any growth patterns that you happen to like or may have – and you can also extend this to other areas such as your eyebrows and beard to find a natural-looking style that suits you.

Using too much of hair products

No matter how great that cream pomade, it’s not just done if you use too much of it – having too much hair product is not a good idea, it’s can ruin your look plus it’s a dead giveaway that you don’t know what you are doing.

What’s the solution?

While’s using more than needed might be tempting, seriously – just stop. It is suggested that you should always start with a small amount, and then, add more if needed – add a big amount right from the start and you can’t take it away later on.

It’s recommended that you should always rub the product thoroughly between your hands to warm the molecules – this will make it easier to distribute evenly throughout the hair. Also, it’s of utmost importance to note that the roots of the hair should be targeted by applying the product to the hair’s base first.

Take note of the above-mentioned steps, and you will be able to avoid clumped hair ends and visible residue.

Is your hairline receding?

Well, it’s an unfortunate fact of life – it’s seen that many men choose to grow their hair at the front of their head to hide their baldness but this only focuses on making the bald patches even more obvious.

What’s the solution?

There’s no evading it, you need to embrace the next stage of life – consider taking the top shorter at the front, and talk it out with your stylist for their opinion on how you could change your look that minimizes the appearance of your bald patches.

Okay, so, you may hate to admit it, but these are the most common mistakes that you make when it comes to your hair – c’mon, it’s your hair we are talking about, right? Take note of the above-mentioned points, and your mane will be the talk of the neighborhood!!

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