Whether you pull your strands into a tight top knot because you're always inexplicably five minutes late or you just feel more like yourself with straight hair instead of your natural curls, you know how easy it is to style your locks the same 'ol way day after day. While there's nothing wrong with playing favorites, wearing the same tight knot or reaching for the straightening iron on the reg can be harmful.
Thinning hairline, scorched ends — sound familiar? Of course, we'd never tell you to stop doing you. Instead, we're recommending a few hairstyle tweaks that you can add to your styling repertoire to help alleviate any stresses your go-to look might be causing.
We called in hairstylist Nate Rosenkranz to tackle the hair ruts of five R29ers — each with a different type of hair texture and styling addiction. With some Pantene styling products and no pro skills required, these change-ups can be just the thing you need to inspire your own 'do-over.