Hair Don’ts: Do You Make These Hideous Hair Mistakes?
Hair can be your crowning glory or a big fat mess. Here are some hair mistakes you don’t want to make.
Hair can truly be your crowning glory or it can be your greatest source of beauty frustration. You can wear the most expensive makeup and apply it perfectly but if your hair’s not right, it can destroy the look. When your hair looks its best it can give you a beauty boost as well as endow you with more confidence in social interactions. If you want your hair to look its best, it’s also important to know what not to do. Here are some of the most common hair don’ts that can ruin your look:
Not Updating Your Hairstyle
The hairstyle that looks good when you’re twenty years old is unlikely to be as flattering when you’re pushing forty. Hair needs to be updated just like makeup and clothing. The same applies to hair color. If you’ve colored your hair the same shade since you were twenty-five, it may be time to schedule a hair coloring consultation. As skin ages, subtly lighter hair shades tend to be more flattering which may require a new coloring strategy. It’s also important to branch out and try new hair styles. Who wants to get stuck in a fashion rut?
Living by Outdated Beauty Rules
You’ve probably heard such beauty platitudes as “hair should be cut above the shoulders after forty”. This is nonsense. Many women over the age of forty look gorgeous with longer hair. You may not want to wear it parted in the middle and ultra straight like you did when you were eighteen, but hair that falls below the shoulders with a few flattering layers added for interest will soften the face and give you a youthful, contemporary look. Do you really want to give away your age with an older person’s haircut?
Going Against Your Hair Texture
Most people want the type of hair texture they don’t have. If they happen to be blessed with beautiful, course waves, they want fine, straight hair. If they have fine, straight hair, they want curls and body. They then resort to hair straightening treatments and perms to try to force their hair to take on the characteristics they’ve chosen. Not only does this result in a hairstyle that’s not ideally suited to the face or hair, it also causes excessive amounts of hair damage. It’s far easier and more flattering to work with the hair texture you have and learn how to enhance it rather than fight it. All types of hair can be beautiful.
Drastically Altering the Color
It can be quite flattering to subtly enhance your natural hair color or even take it up or down a few shades, but trying to go platinum when you “re a natural brunette will only lead to frustration and hair damage. It”s also highly unlikely you have the skin tone to support a platinum blonde look if your hair is naturally dark. Stop trying to completely change what nature has give you and get a professional hair consultation to learn how your natural hair color can be maximized.
Trying to Copy Someone Else’s Hairstyle
Every hairstyle you admire in a magazine or on the street is not going to work with your hair and face. Instead of trying to copy someone else’s look, find a reputable hairdresser and schedule a consultation. Ask what she thinks will work best for your hair and face. It’s ok to show her photos from magazines to illustrate what you like but don’t insist on copying the look if it’s not right for you.
Whatever hair type you have type and color you have, learn to make the best of it while staying away from these commonly seen hair don’ts.