We have all been there – halfway through styling our hair, we realise we’ve made a mistake and then we feel like we have no choice but to start all over again. Right? Well, what if we tell you that there’s a way to fix hairstyling mistakes without having to start again from scratch? Yes, it’s possible.

To help you save a ton of time and ensure that your hairstyle looks perfect at the end, here is a go-to guide to help you figure out exactly how to fix some common hairstyling mistakes without undoing everything and starting all over again…

 

Mistake #01: Too much dry shampoo

Mistake #01: Too much dry shampoo

This is one mistake that many of us make way too often, especially when in a rush. Applying too much dry shampoo on dark hair can be disastrous, but here’s how you can fix that problem. Simply pat the area in which you’ve applied the excess product with a damp cloth, doing so will lift away quite a bit of product. Avoid brushing your hair or running your fingers through it while your hair is still damp as that will push the dry shampoo further in, making it harder to remove. Once your hair is dry, simply massage whatever remains on your hair into your scalp for a few minutes and then brush your strands as usual.

 

Mistake #02: Curling rod dents

Mistake #02: Curling rod dents

Sometimes, when you hold your curling rod in place for longer than needed, it leaves behind a visible dent in your hair. This looks extremely weird and gives your curls a very fake appearance. So, what’s a girl to do? Firstly, spray a little heat protectant or styling mousse on the section and allow it to completely cool down. By trying to fix it immediately, you’ll only end up dispensing more heat, making the section fall flat and prevent it from holding the curl for a longer period of time. Once it has completely cooled-down, curl your hair as usual, and no one will be able to tell that you made a mistake.

 

Mistake #03: Spotting a hair tie dent

Mistake #03: Spotting a hair tie dent

If you have a fine hair texture, chances are that no matter how hard you try to avoid them, hair tie dents are your constant companion. But this does not mean you need to wash your hair every day or stop tying your hair up entirely to avoid this issue. To avoid this, use a scrunchie instead of a standard hair elastic or a rubber band. A scrunchie is made of soft fabric, which will prevent a dent from forming and also prevent breakage. But if you still spot a dent, simply brush your hair while blow-drying them for about 30 seconds to completely get rid of it.

 

Mistake #04: Too much hair product

Mistake #04: Too much hair product

Applied too much hair product and ended up making your hair look greasy? Here’s how you can fix it. Simply brush your hair to help loosen up the product and give your hair a matte and dry appearance. If your hair still feels greasy, you can apply a little bit of heat using your blow drier to loosen up and break the product.