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12 Worst Pieces of Beauty Advice You Can Safely Ignore

Reader's Digest Logo By Hope Daniels of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 12: Would you ever let a flame anywhere near your hair? Women have actually been advised to repair split ends by twisting their hair and burning the tips with a candle. 'This is not only dangerous, but can accidentally singe off more hair than desired,' warns Sunnie Brook Jones, Head & Shoulders celebrity stylist. It's also a potential fire hazard! A better way to lessen hair breakage and split ends, according to Brook Jones: Limit your use of heated styling tools and get more frequent trims from your stylist. Don't miss these other <a href='http://www.rd.com/health/beauty/healthy-hair-mistakes/1'>strand slip-ups you could be making</a>.

Bad advice: Burn off your split ends

Would you ever let a flame anywhere near your hair? Women have actually been advised to repair split ends by twisting their hair and burning the tips with a candle. 'This is not only dangerous, but can accidentally singe off more hair than desired,' warns Sunnie Brook Jones, Head & Shoulders celebrity stylist. It's also a potential fire hazard! A better way to lessen hair breakage and split ends, according to Brook Jones: Limit your use of heated styling tools and get more frequent trims from your stylist. 
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