Bad advice: Burn off your split ends
Would you ever let a flame anywhere near your hair? Women have actually been advised to repair split ends by twisting their hair and burning the tips with a candle. “This is not only dangerous, but can accidentally singe off more hair than desired,” warns Sunnie Brook Jones, Head & Shoulders celebrity stylist. It’s also a potential fire hazard! A better way to lessen hair breakage and split ends, according to Brook Jones: Limit your use of heated styling tools and get more frequent trims from your stylist. Don’t miss these other strand slip-ups you could be making.
Bad advice: Mayonnaise fights frizz
When Sunnie Brook Jones heard this fallacy from a client, she laughed. “Static is caused by lack of moisture in the hair. Mayo will just leave your hair oily and smelly.” Brook Jones is a huge fan of moisturizing hair with rich shampoo and conditioner, such as Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Care. “It locks in moisture and protects your scalp and strands.” Another hydrating formula is Julien Farel Vitamin Restore, which replenishes the hair and scalp with hyaluronic acid and proprietary anti-aging technology. Or try these home remedies for dry, damaged hair. Sounds better than squeezing a sandwich condiment on your head.
Bad advice: Deeper shades of blush are trending
“Unless you’re going as Madonna circa 1980 for Halloween, contouring with blush can date a makeup look as well as give an unnatural and harsh appearance to the face,” says Janeena Billera, glo Senior Makeup Artist and Educator. If you want a more sculpted cheek, go for a a seamless transition between shades, Billera suggests. First, apply a light sweep of bronzer to cheekbones; then blend blush in upward strokes for a more natural look. These makeup tricks can help slim your face.