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5 Common Hair Mistakes and Proven Ways to Avoid Them

“Beware of her fair hair, for she excels all women in the magic of her locks;

And when she winds them round a young man’s neck, she will not ever set him free again.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Goethe certainly recognized how powerful a woman’s hair can be. And it’s reasonable to assume this attractive lady nurtured her hair with great love. Although women generally take good care of their locks, sometimes mistakes which sneak their way into our daily routine can make your hair appear less than perfect.

And we don’t want that. Make sure you avoid all common mistakes girls make.

Hair length

Consciously or not, people often associate long hair with femininity and sexuality. It’s no wonder since it was unimaginable for a woman to cut her hair short for hundreds of years. But the fact is that long hair doesn’t suit all hair types. Instead of being feminine and attractive, your hair can seem dull, draw your face down or simply appear too thin.

So why insist on long hair when a shorter cut could make you flourish?

And the opposite, women who prefer the edgy and trendy look go for a haircut that’s just too short. Their ears stick out (in a weird way) and don’t suit their head shape.

To avoid going wrong, either consult your hairstylist or the Internet and learn which hairstyle will best match your hair type and face shape.

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Hair colour

A lot of girls experiment with their hair colour in their twenties or just before. And they should. Trying out blonde or dark brown, but also red, pink and even blue is daring and the best way to figure out which colour suits their eye colour, skin tone and overall look.

But once you dye it, there’s no coming back. So you better think twice.

In order to avoid a disaster (when you realize your new hair colour doesn’t look anything like the colour on the box) – follow these rules:

  • Read the full name of the shade on the box and take a minute to think about it. Is it really what you’re going for?
  • Learn how this colour will turn out when you dye YOUR hair. The result won’t be the same if your natural, or even previously dyed hair is blonde and if it’s dark.
  • Dye one strand of hair first, to see how it turns out. Move on only if you’re happy with the result.
  • Do not dye damaged hair.
  • If possible, don’t dye your hair by yourself. It’s much safer to turn an expert.

Haircare overlooks

Towel rubbing

Unless you are trying to make dreadlocks, don’t ruffle your hair with a towel. Let it blot for as long as you can afford. Also, brushing it or combing it while it’s still wet is a bad idea. Your hair is most fragile then and you can easily damage it.


Waiting for your hair to air-dry before you blow-dry it (or straighten or curl it) is essential. Give it at least 10 minutes. Also, be sure to use the nozzle to point the airflow directly to the section you are working on.

Hair products

Get to know your hair before you shop for hair products. Experts in the beauty industry tend to be very specific in their offer. So understanding your hair and what it really needs in order to fulfill its full potential is the key to choosing just the product to get you there.

Not having your hair trimmed as often as you should

Girls who can’t wait for their hair to reach the preferred length are the usual suspects for making this mistake. But the fact is you’ll get to that point faster if you have your hair trimmed more often. Plus, this way, your hair will look healthier and perkier.

And even more so if your hair is shorter, regular visits to your hairstylist will keep your hair healthy and your hairstyle chic and trendy.

Sticking with the wrong hair stylist

You go to the same hairstylist for ages, even though you haven’t been happy with their work recently. Still, you’re not taking the steps to find another one. Maybe you’d like to change your haircut and try out something more daring, but you’re not sure your current hairstylist can manage it.

It’s true. Change is hard. But doesn’t your hair deserve the best possible treatment? Don’t you deserve to try out something completely different with your hair?

These are the main steps to take when searching for a new hairstylist:

  • Consult the Internet: try Instagram, plain old Google search or Facebook search. Type hairstylist and the city you live in and then surf through their websites.
  • Talk to your friends: word of mouth is irreplaceable when it comes to this type of service. Talk to friends whose hairstyles you like. Why not go a step further? A girl you meet in a club will be happy to recommend her hair salon after you’ve complimented her amazing haircut.
  • Consult with the hairstylist before you make an appointment. You should feel they understand your hair type. Ask to see their catalog. Talk about your hairstyle, hair colour and your face shape. You should feel comfortable and relaxed when you finally do make that appointment.

If by now you have realized you’re making a lot of hair mistakes, don’t worry. You’ve learned how to avoid all of them as well. One by one your hair will soon look more flamboyant than ever.

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  • Felecia Monique

    Great tips! I love your blog!

    December 6, 2017 at 1:23 pm Reply
  • Ola

    I totally agree that wrong hairstylist can wreck havoc on your hair. Another good one is trying every new trend that hits the social media feeds. Just because it looks cute doesn’t mean it won’t make your hair fall out later.

    December 6, 2017 at 8:12 pm Reply
  • Keisha

    Definitely, need to be selective when deciding who puts their hands in your hair.

    December 6, 2017 at 9:34 pm Reply
  • Eva

    I have done less than nothing with my hair in quite a while. I used to be so focused! I have to get back on track. Great tips!
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    December 7, 2017 at 12:05 pm Reply
  • Sharice

    All of the above a true. I worked in a salon when I was in high school and learned a lot about healthy hair.

    December 7, 2017 at 10:44 pm Reply
  • Mimi Green

    I swear by short hair, it looks best on me. I feel my sexiest with a fresh barber cut. I also have a cute small head.
    I need to allow my daughters hair to air dry before blowing it out. I didn’t know that.

    December 8, 2017 at 9:29 am Reply
  • Elle (CleverlyChanging)

    I don’t get my ends trimmed as often as I should. It has been a while, but it can be very difficult trying to find a stylist that you can trust.

    December 8, 2017 at 10:18 am Reply
  • Katherine G

    I love these tips. I’m guilty of a number of them. I plan on doing better. Thank you for these great tips.

    December 10, 2017 at 11:07 am Reply
  • Diva Dealzz

    Thanks for sharing all these tips which are helpful. Our bad habits with our hair are responsible for our bad had.

    January 2, 2018 at 4:28 am Reply
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