10 Things Hairstylists Wish You Would Stop Doing To Your Hair

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Getting a look of disapproval from your beloved hairstylist feels almost the same as disappointing your own mother. Sometimes, we're not aware that we mess up our tresses in a way that will make them shudder with disbelief. These troubling habits that we unconsciously do are the exact things that keep us from having lush, healthy locks we so desperately ask our stylists for. 

Like our moms, they only wants the best for us. Read ahead for a rundown of experiences shared by hairstylists on the habits they wish their clients would stop doing!

Using heat styling tools on wet hair

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Bobby Eliot, a stylist who works with Hailee Steinfeld and Jena Malone, says that using heat styling tools on wet hair fry your locks. To avoid damaging your hair, wait for it to be completely dry. "If you finish blow-drying and the hair feels cold, that's a sign that there's still moisture in it—so keep going," he says.


hair over-washing

According to Redken brand ambassador Rodney Cutler, over-washing is the main culprit of dry, fizzy hair. The ideal time frame for washing your hair is every other day, and it's best to use a cleansing conditioner once or twice a week in place of your regular shampoo.

Coloring your bleached hair on your own

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Jaymi Van Horne, a hairstylist at Toronto's Good Day Hairshop, explains that dying your bleached hair usually ends up a huge disaster.  "I have met so many clients who have attempted to cover their blonde bleach-out at home. Going from blonde to brown, or worse, blonde to black in the comfort of your best friends kitchen is a step that sometimes even I cannot reverse so it is important to have a trained professional assess and suggest before going any further," he remarks.

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