5 WAYS YOU’RE APPLYING YOUR HAIR PRODUCTS WRONG
1. You’re using way too much moisturizing cream, which can weigh your hair down.
Instead, squeeze a pea- to quarter-size amount of the hydrating leave-in product onto one of your palms, and then rub your two hands together like you would hand cream. That way when you apply it, the product goes through evenly and actually coats more strands.
2. You only spritz your hair a few times with heat protector after you towel dry.
It’s important to spray every section thoroughly that you plan to blow-dry, curl, or flat iron. Also, make sure to concentrate on the face-framing pieces that get the most heat styling, so your hair doesn’t become dry and brittle from the heat.
3. You’re trying to smooth frizz by patting curl cream onto the top layer of your hair only.
But what you should really be doing to battle frizz is rubbing a quarter-size amount of frizz serum, in your palm, taking random-size sections, and twisting your curls around and around your finger, so each curl gets wave-defining attention.
4. You hold the nozzle of your hairspray too close to your hair.
Spraying hairspray too close to your hair will concentrate the formula in one spot, leaving it crunchy and not touchable. Instead, hold a hairspray about 12 inches away from your hair, aiming it at an angle so that you get a light mist all over.
5. You apply your root-lifting product quickly at your roots and that’s it.
To get major volume, you need to not only apply a root lifter to damp hair at your roots, but also throughout your hair to build body and give it structure. Then, blow-dry your hair after to let the heat lock in the lift.