14 Hair Myths — Busted

Don't wash your hair everyday. Shampoo before you condition. Brush your hair 100 times before bed. Do these hair tips sound familiar? Thought so -- too bad they're wrong

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Myth No. 3: “Use styling products on wet hair”

Despite what you’ve been told, you shouldn’t apply products to your hair when it’s dripping wet, says Kris Sorbie, Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue. This dilutes your hair products and makes them less effective. Instead, blow dry your hair until it’s damp (or if you have time, let it air dry), and then apply your styling products and finish drying. Short hair is an exception since it dries so quickly, says Sorbie.