BAD NEWS summer is gone and fall is just around the corner. GOOD NEWS it calls for a new seasonal haircut.
Are you up for a new haircut? A trim that will last longer than your last one? Because you probably want to save some money and avoid the barber for a couple of weeks longer?
If the answers are YES, you should keep reading!
Let’s Just Get One Thing Clear…
There’s no way to slow down hair growth. Instead, what you want to do is control how long your haircut appears fresh and epic and how to maintain it. We’ll show you how to make a haircut last longer.
1. Get the Right Haircut
Keep in mind that the shorter your hair is, the more often you need a trim to keep the shape. Hard-edges styles like the skin fade, the crop haircut or undercut don’t last as long as the cuts with more natural borders. A haircut with fuller sides doesn’t have to be cut as often. The extra length on the sides and on top won’t be that noticeable. Super short buzz cuts also require a significant amount of upkeep to look their best.
2. Try Not to Overwash
To maintain a fresh cut longer, don’t overwash your hair. Shampooing your hair too often will strip hair of its natural oils, causing it to dry out and frizz more easily and look messy. Depending on your hair type and texture, of course, keep your hair wash down to 2-3 times a week …if possible.
3. Don’t Forget to Condition
We’ve said it before! A conditioner is your best bet to ensure that your hair doesn’t dry out. It protects your hair from losing too much oil during the shampooing process and brings back moisture. Remember, different hair types and scalps require different products and levels of shampooing and conditioning. A well cared for hair will look healthier and the haircut will last longer.
4. Use the Right Tools
When it comes to successful hair maintenance, it’s well worth plunking down a few extra bucks for tools that won’t harm your hair and call for a new haircut.
Use heat projection before blow drying your hair and look for the right brush or comb for your hairstyle and hair type. There are lots of brushes and combs in different shapes and sizes to keep your hair free from tangles.
A wide-toothed comb, for example, is perfect if you’ve got thick, mid to long hair. It creates amazing texture and stokes your waves into shape.
5. Give Your Hair a Day Off
Take a break from your styling products and blow-dryer once in a while. One those days throw on a stylish hat or just walk around all natural on a casual Friday.
6. Skip the Six-to-Eight-Week Rule
If your hair is relatively healthy and your texture hasn’t changed much since your last trim, wait until you’re at least 12 weeks out.
Yet, you’re looking to keep your haircut the exact same length, then the six-to-eight-week rule will apply to you.
Tip: Most barbers and hairdressers offer a good price (50% off) on “neatening of the edges” a few weeks after your haircut. That’ll keep your locks looking great at an affordable price, if you simply can’t go without a fresh cut.