Toni Braxton’s hairstylist, Greg Gilmore, talked about a ‘misconception’ many women make when attempting to make their hair ‘look perfect’ and shared useful tips, in an EXCLUSIVE interview with HL.
Toni Braxton‘s hair always seems to look amazing whenever she steps out for a public appearance and a lot of it is due to what she’s learned from her incredible hairstylist, Greg Gilmore. Greg, who created Toni’s soft ash blonde pixie look that she debuted on Thanksgiving Day in the post below, talked about the biggest mistake women make when caring for their hair and advised how they can fix it, in an EXCLUSIVE interview with HollywoodLife.
“One of the biggest mistakes is using too much heat,” Greg EXCLUSIVELY revealed. “Sometimes, women feel that they can curl their hair every single day. Especially when they have color treated hair they think it’s OK to use heat to make it look perfect every single day. But that is a misconception and sometimes you have to be creative with how you’re going to manipulate the hair.”
“Of course it’s different for everybody because everyone has different textures,” he continued. “If you have to use heat every day to maintain a certain style, you should use temperatures that are lower than 410 degrees and if you can help it try to do it every third day.”
Greg also revealed the different ways women with long hair and short hair can best care for their locks when they want to curl them. “You can use hot rollers if you have longer hair. If your hair is shorter then you have to do pin curls,” he said. “You can pin curl your hair at night, put a scarf around it and then in the morning you can take the pin curls down and it’s set for however many hours that you slept.”
“So that’s pretty good to last you throughout the day,” he added. “If your hair has a lot of weight then you’re going to have to use hot rollers in the morning because the weight is going to make your curls fall quicker.”
In addition to using heat and curling hair, Greg advised how many times per week hair should be washed. “I would recommend every three days,” he shared. “Textured hair tends to be drier and so I think overshampooing it is what really messes some people up because they’re drying their hair out by stripping it of its natural oils all the time.”