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.