It is an affliction many woman suffer from, an overzealous use of product. And it often leaves you looking worse off than when you started. To spare you over-saturated, hard, crunchy, or otherwise over-done hair that needs fixing ASAP, here are some tips so you never ruin another blowout again because of too much hair product.
If you have overused hairspray: Hairspray is great for helping updos defy gravity and giving hair texture when needed, but if used in excess, it can make hair tacky, crunchy, and hard. Definitely not a good look on anyone. To fix this without hopping in the shower and starting from scratch, you can add a bit of hair oil, for which a spray form is best for this particular problem.
If you have overused an oil or serum: Similarly, you can also overdo it with the oil, causing hair to become a slimy, sticky mess. To fix this greasy problem, use a dry shampoo to help absorb some of the oil. If you don’t have a dry shampoo handy, you can use a dry texturizing spray to help absorb and upgrade the look by adding more texture and creating a tousled trendy bed head look. Another method is to blast the hairline or oiled areas with heat from your blow dryer to work out and eliminate some of the excess oil.
If you have overused gel: When gel leaves the hair looking wet, you can help dry it a little more with your blow dryer. It is quite hard to avoid not having hair turn dry and flaky-looking when you use too much gel and need to break it up. Fortunately, a little dry shampoo can be a good fix as well.
If you have overused dry shampoo: Although it can be a lifesaver, dry shampoo tends to leave hair dusty with a touch of lackluster. Using the right kind of dry shampoo for your hair type is a huge help in avoiding this, so is working the product in after applying and not spraying the product too closely.
To help the dry dusty look, use a small bottle of water that mists rather than sprays a direct stream of water, which is ideal for a quick moisture shot.
If you have overused mousse: Mousse is another common hair staple that is way too easy to get a little product-happy with. If you have applied a bit too much in your locks and left them a little more sloppy than you would intended, use your blow dryer and scrunch the hair as if you were still applying the mousse, making sure to hold a bit of the heat directly on the saturated section. This will help absorb the formula and dry it more without interfering with your style.