Styling Product Overdose
The Mistake: You got trigger-happy with hairspray or carried away with styling cream or serum. Now you have either stiff patches or greasy
strands—and no time to de-gunk with shampoo.
The Solutions: For Too Much Hairspray.. Rake through oversaturated sections with a wide-tooth comb to break up stiffness. Work your way up from the ends to avoid breakage. Spritz on water, then blow-dry.
For Too Much Cream or Serum... Spray with dry shampoo and rub it in with fingertips to soak up the excess. Revive roots by using a cotton pad doused in astringent to dab your hairline. Or wrap your head in a towel and massage the scalp to absorb grease.efore gently finger combing. Finally, lock the style in place with another mist of hairspray.
The Pro Advice: Look for a hairspray labeled as "flexible hold"—it won't flake or leave hair crunchy. Apply it in layers: Spritz from 12 inches away to lightly cover your entire head, let dry, then repeat. You'll achieve a strong hold that is flexible enough for easy styling.
Go easy on oil-based products. One pump (a dime-size amount) is usually enough to smooth locks from midshaft down—which is all you need. Using product on the roots, where natural oils collect, can quickly cause product buildup.