Top Ways You’re Ruining Your Hair

top ways you are ruining your hair

Are you ruining your hair without even realizing it? The things we do for beautiful hair and with good reason. After all, great hair can change your whole day. Let’s face it – the confidence that comes with great hair can change your whole life! So, naturally we’ll do just about anything to get that great hair. Everything from trying out the latest hair color, to the hottest flat iron, to a hair treatment made from something honeybees secrete called royal jelly.

Yep, the things we’ll do for great hair. Some of those things might actually be doing more harm than good. You may want to pay attention to these top ways you could be ruining your hair.

 

Long-hair don’t care

We all know that girl. You know, the one who vows never to cut her hair. Why should she? It’s long and thick and…needs a regular trim. Whether you’re growing your hair out or growing it indefinitely, getting the ends trimmed on a regular basis will keep it healthy and growing! Skipping trims can lead to dead, split ends and nobody’s got time for that!

 

Too much of a good thing

It’s hard to imagine hair before conditioner. How did it exist? Overdoing it when you slather conditioner on your hair won’t have the effect you think it will. More conditioner doesn’t mean softer hair. In fact, most daily conditioners contain sulfates that strip your hair of moisture. Apply conditioner only to the ends of your hair and try using a hair mask once or twice a week instead of a daily glob of conditioner.

 

Step away from the brush

Or comb, when your hair is wet. Brushing or combing wet hair is an invitation for breakage. Unfortunately, it’s often hard to avoid brushing your hair when it’s wet. If you must, use a wide tooth comb and start at the tips of your air gently working toward the roots.

 

Speaking of wet hair

The trusty flat iron is often our best friend. Taking one to damp or wet hair is a recipe for disaster. Always make sure your hair is completely dry before using a flat iron on it. Go the extra mile and use a heat-protecting spray.

 

Your hair can be too clean

The idea that you need to shampoo every day is just that – an idea. The truth is that over-washing your hair can strip it of its natural oils, fade your color, and lead to frizz. Sometimes, less really is more.

 

Rubbing it the wrong way

And with the wrong thing! Roughly toweling your hair dry with a cotton towel can damage the cuticles of your hair. A better alternative is an old t-shirt or a microfiber cloth. Be sure to squeeze gently and don’t wring your hair.

 

Take it easy on your hair and it will take it easy on you. After all, you’re in this together! If you’re a hair fanatic, the beauty industry can be a great place to turn your passion into a living as a licensed cosmetologist. Ready to express your creativity as a cosmetologist doing hair, skin, and nails? Contact Shore Beauty School today to follow your path to a career you will love!

Valentine’s Day Romantic Hairstyles

Valetines day romantic hair styles

Looking for romantic hairstyles for Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you. What’s not to love about a holiday where chocolate is practically mandatory, and all things love are definitely in the air? It’s true! Whether you’re blissfully in a relationship or blissfully single, Valentine’s Day is all about feeling the love! Even if it’s loving yourself enough to indulge in a night on the town with your fellow single friends. No matter what you have on deck this February 14th, face it with a love-inspired hairstyle that does the talking for you! Check out these hot hairstyles making their debut at romantic rendezvous everywhere this Valentine’s Day! 

Side-swept away

“Long, luxurious side-swept waves are so yesterday,” said nobody – ever! On the contrary, there doesn’t seem to be a reason not to rock romantic waves tumbling over shoulder. Sleep in a loose braid the night before and shake out those waves even more easily!

Embrace the loose braid

A loose, side braid with a few wispy tendrils escaping around your face – yes, please! There’s just something enchantingly impressive about pulling off a look that doesn’t look quite pulled together.

Sleek, shiny Princess Ponytail

That’s the look of a princess with a smooth, ultra-high ponytail. Super-sassy, yet sexy and subtle at the same time! How does she do it?

Dress up that lob

If you thought it was impossible to turn an ordinary lob into an extraordinary date-night romantic hairstyle, think again! Grab yourself some cheeky little flower or heart clips in bold colors – and place them throughout your lob to add some spunk and a little pizzazz.

Does anything rhyme with chignon?

When you look this good on Valentine’s day, who cares? And seriously, is there a more romantic hairstyle than the classic chignon bun? Remember to pull some stray strands around your face to complete the look.

Baby buns meet Bantu knots 

When you look this cute, we don’t care what you call them. These tiny knots/buns bring all the focus to that gorgeous face! Can you say eye contact?

Whatever your take on the most romantic, Hallmark holiday is – who said you can’t have a little fun with it? After all, it’s all about feeling that passion! If creating signature style is your passion all year round, maybe a career in cosmetology is right for you! If you’d like to learn more about the world of cosmetology, contact Shore Beauty School or book your tour today. Because, when passion and a career collide – beautiful things can happen!