9 Hair Hacks Stylist Recommend Skipping

Even though it doesn't provide the protection hair requires, this may look innocuous. "Conditioning first leaves your cuticles vulnerable to rough and raw styling," she says. After shampoo has cleansed the hair and scalp of debris, oil, and pollutants, conditioner is meant to assist repair, rebalance, and nourish the cuticles.

Using Conditioner Before Shampoo

It seems opulent to think about deep-conditioning over night. It's tempting, to put it mildly, to let those nutrients seep in as you catch some Zzz's. Swire, nevertheless, advises against using this method. "After 20-30 minutes, the conditioner has served its purpose," she writes. Put another way, a hair conditioner's effectiveness does not improve with time spent on your hair.

Sleeping in Conditioner

Hair tease has been used for decades to add volume to normally flat hair. "[Teasing] does help create volume, however it can cause damage if you're doing it daily or not combing it out properly," Swire advises, despite the fact that many have attempted this approach for that extra oomph.

Teasing Hair for Volume

Everyone has seen models off the runway sporting those carefree top knots. However, Chicago-based hairstylist Megan Schnell says there could be a price for this style. Tight ponytails and off-duty model buns have been linked to traction alopecia. Breakage can also occur from weakening of the mids of your hair where your elastic is positioned.

"Model Off-Duty" Buns

Even though this hack appears to be innocuous, Schnell doesn't think so. "Sleeping with wet hair might promote fungal and bacterial growth, leading to potential scalp issues and breakage," she states.

Letting Hair Air Dry Overnight

Owner of Heir Salon & Heir Education Natalie Crank warns against do-it-yourself haircuts, having witnessed her fair share of hair disasters. Crank emphasizes that "there is no 'one size fits all' haircut," in contrast to what we could see on TikTok.

DIY Haircuts

Crank doesn't think it's all that interesting. To bring out the best in your waves and curls, apply styling cream to your hair, submerge it in a bowl of water, and scrunch. "This method is not only cumbersome, but it can also strain your back and waste product," Crank says.

The Bowl Method for Wavy/Curly Hair

One of the trickier tips is to use a colander in place of a diffuser when doing your hair. Tooti's founder and expert in cosmetic product creation, Gaia Tonanzi, believes that this approach is hazardous and ineffectual. "If your colander is plastic and you use a high heat setting on your dryer, it may melt and adhere to your hair.

Drying Hair with a Colander

Quelia Doyle, a hairstylist, beauty expert, and the creator of My Beauty Squad, cautions against using this protein-rich cure, despite the internet's enthusiasm for it. "While eggs offer benefits, excessive use can lead to hair that's either too greasy or brittle [from protein overload]," she explains. Doyle offers cool rinses and moderation if you're determined to give it a try.

Egg Hair Mask