For 2023, short hair is back in style and better than ever! If you’re ready to take the plunge, there’s a lot to decide on. How short will you go? Should you add color to your hair? What an exciting time! From pixies to bobs to full blown buzz cuts, women are heading to the salon to chop their locks off. You could be next!
What about after you leave the salon, though? How will you make sure your new style looks just as great in two weeks as it does when you walk out the salon doors? Your hair needs and routine change depending on its length. If you’re wondering how to take care of short hair, look no further than these simple tips:
Don’t Brush it Too Often
Short hair doesn’t need to be brushed as often as long hair.That is because it is less likely to tangle than long hair. In fact, you probably don’t need to brush it at all. Your fingers are often a better tool than anything else, including a hair brush. Brushing it through with fingers is enough to shape and style it.
Stock Up on Accessories
We all have bad hair days. You used to be able to put your hair in a ponytail and move on, but short hair won’t allow that. That’s where accessories come in! From headbands to claw clips to pins, there are plenty of accessories to fashionably embellish your short hair. Adding a few bobby pins is quick and easy, but so chic no one will ever know you’re having a bad hair day.
Reduce Your Heat Styling
Experts recommend that you find a style that doesn’t require a straightener. Beyond flat irons, curling irons and even blow drying can damage the hair shaft. Don’t use heat-styling tools daily on short hair, whatever the tool may be. Short hair will show more heat damage and look fried quicker than longer tresses. Plus, if you also color your hair, you should know that damaged hair is not able to retain color the way that healthy hair can.
Create a Hair Trimming Schedule
One of the trickiest things about styling short hair is just how quickly hair growth changes your look. Short haircuts seem effortless, but the truth is that short haircuts are usually anything but! Sure you will be able to cut a few minutes off your styling time in the morning. However, maintaining a flawless short hair style requires spending quite a bit of time in the salon.
So then the question becomes, how often should you trim your hair? According to the American Academy of Dermatology, your hair grows on average a half an inch per month. Your exact length and style will determine your trimming schedule. For pixie cuts and bobs, going in for a trim once a month should be enough. You should expect to get a trim every two weeks if you’ve decided on a buzz cut.
If you’re unsure about the proper trimming schedule for your short hair, be sure to schedule a consultation with a trusted stylist!