Whatever short hairstyle you may be sporting right now, we say yes you can!
Pixie cuts, short bobs, buzz cuts and more – all these bold and beautiful hairstyles require a great hair care routine in order to keep them looking fabulous. But by great hair care routine, we don’t mean a rigorous one. Simple hair care tips can help you maintain your gorgeous short locks long after the chop.
Without further ado, here’s your sleek and simple short hair maintenance guide:
Transition to Less Shampoo and Conditioner.
This might seem like a no-brainer for ladies who recently chopped off their locks, but it’s still worth mentioning here. Short hair requires less shampoo and conditioner than long hair. So, start reducing those huge dollops of hair cleansing products after your major hair chop.
Overdoing it on the shampoo may dry your hair and scalp, making them irritated and prone to flaky dandruff. On the other hand, applying too much conditioner can weigh down your now-short locks and make your hair oilier than before.
Air-Dry Your Hair Naturally.
Your hair dryer surely became your best friend when it comes to styling your previously long locks. But now that you’re rocking a shorter ‘do, start skipping your hairdryer in favor of air-drying.
Too much heat from your hairdryer can contribute to hair damage. This makes your locks fried, luster-less, and limp in the long run. Air-drying your hair makes it less prone to damage caused by excessive heat.
Worried about styling your hair without a heat dryer? You don’t have to sacrifice style – you can use products such as wave sprays to help bring out the natural shape of your hair strands. Simply spray an ample amount on your damp hair, then scrunch it and let it dry naturally.
Ditch Your Comb.
There’s really no need to comb and brush your short hair most of the time. It’s because the itty-bitty length allows styles to be created in a tangle-free manner even without the use of a comb.
Run your fingers through your hair when untangling or shaping them into a nice style. Your fingers can even give an added boost to styles that need more volume from the hair roots. Finger-combing is often enough to settle your short locks gorgeously in place.
Invest in a Boar Bristle Brush.
If your ‘do needs a bit of brushing, such as a wavy long bob, you’d be better off using a boar bristle brush.
Boar bristle brushes are made out of combined nylon and boar bristles. These brushes are initially created to detangle coarse and thick hair.
But of course, a short-haired lass like you can still benefit from the brush because it provides excellent frizz control, distributes natural oils across the scalp, unclogs oil build-up, and doubles as a great scalp massager.
Get a Regular Hair Trim.
Hair grows at the rate of up to half an inch each month. If you want to maintain your short hair, then squeeze in a monthly trimming appointment with your favorite hair professional.
You can go as far as 6 weeks without a trim, but try not to exceed that limit. Your style could quickly grow out of shape without a trimming session by that time. This especially rings true if you’re rocking extremely short styles such as a buzz cut.
And be wary of cutting your hair by yourself! Best leave the tiny trims to your favorite stylist. If it seems like too much of a bother visiting a salon every month, consider booking yourself ahead or walking-in on local salons and barber shops for a quick style clean-up.
Make your gorgeous short ‘do last months and years after that day you drastically chopped it all off with the tips we’ve mentioned above. To recap, here they are:
- Wash your hair with less shampoo and conditioner.
- Skip the hairdryer and air-dry instead.
- Finger-comb your hair to detangle and style it.
- Use a boar bristle brush when you need to.
- Set a regular trimming appointment every 4-6 weeks.
Follow all these tips and your short mane will continue looking its best, just like the first day you rocked it. May you have a great short ‘do hair day every day!