Avoid These 5 Hairstyling Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Do

Hairstyling mistakes

Hairstyling mistakes can be avoidable if you get the right tips from your barber and Goodfellas is here to help! Are you finding your hair difficult to manage or too greasy? You might also have a flaky scalp or irritated scalp. These problems can occur for many reasons. In this article, Goodfellas will tell you the most common errors people make when dealing with these issues. 

First, a little bit about Goodfellas Master Barbershop.

 Goodfellas is a friendly, full-service barbershop in St. Pete specializing in modern barbering with traditional techniques. We offer all types of cuts and styles as well as straight razor shaves and beard trimming with precision detailing. Offering a beverage while you get a nice fade or trim, it’s the ultimate male relaxation and cut spot. Family-owned and operated since 2012, so you know we’ve got the experience to help you with all your cutting needs and give you some great tips! Here are the hairstyling mistakes that we see most commonly:

  • Too much hair product
  • Cheap styling products
  • Use product on dry hair
  • Do not wash shampoo and conditioner completely
  • Not using a hairdryer

Don’t Use Too Many Styling Products

Customers who use too much product are one of the biggest mistakes that barbers make. We’ve seen it all, from mixing different waxes and gels to adding too much product to their hair. You want your hair to look amazing and perfect. However, you must be able to balance how much product you put on it.

You can work your way from the back to the front of your hair. The back is where most of your hair’s density is so use the majority of what you have to hold your back and style the front with the rest. Remember to start with less. While you can always add more product, you will end up wasting your money and time by washing it out.

Cheap Styling Products

Cheap styling products can cause a variety of problems. You can get white flakes on your hair when you touch it, or very strong scents and preservatives that make your hair oily or greasy. These are all problems you might encounter when using cheap styling products. This goes for your hair and beard alike! Choose a beard oil that isn’t exactly cheap and has good reviews.

We don’t need to give you the impression that you have large white flakes or a strong fragrance. So, spend a little more and get a high-quality product from a reputable manufacturer!

Use Product on Dry Hair

Many people forget to consider whether their hair should be dry or wet when styling their hair. It all depends on the product, but a general rule is that gels, pastes, and creams should be applied to damp hair. Softer waxes and pomades can be applied when hair is dry.

Gels and creams can be applied to wet hair more easily, resulting in better styling. Make sure you apply the product to your roots! You don’t want your hair to be heavy or lack support at the roots.

Don’t Wash Shampoo and Conditioner Properly

We know there are many things to do in the morning, and most people are too busy to take their time getting ready. It’s important to get clean and conditioned and to wash your hair thoroughly. Your hairstyle may look greasy, or not hold well (which can lead to more product being applied than necessary). This is a common mistake that many people overlook. Run your hair under running water. Start at the roots and work your way to the ends.

Not Using a Hair Dryer

Many of you may have heard that a hairdryer can cause heat damage. However, there is an easy way to handle your dryer so that you don’t get any heat damage. Drying your hair, especially if it is wet, should be done at the lowest heat setting and kept about 5-6 inches from your hair. This adds volume to your hair and keeps it in place.


Those are some common hairstyling mistakes that we see with customers who come into our barbershop. These simple changes to your grooming will make a big difference in how easy your hair looks and how attractive your hairstyle will look to others. Contact us today for your styling needs!