Time to get a new haircut, but you are hoping this trim might last longer than the last one so that you can save some money and avoid the barber for some weeks longer. Let’s show you how you can do this.
Before we get started, you should understand that hair growth cannot be slowed down in any way. However, what can be done is to control the time-frame your haircut will continue to appear fresh and what to do to maintain it.
1. Get the Right Haircut
Choosing the right haircut is important if you want it to last longer. Haircuts with shorter hair, require more trim to keep in shape. Also, hard-edges styles such as the skin fade, the crop haircut, or undercut don’t last as long cuts with more natural border. You don’t have to cut haircuts with fuller sides often. A significant amount of upkeep is necessary too for the super short buzz if it must look its best.
2. Try Not to Overwash
To make a cut look fresh for long, avoid overwashing your hair. Don’t shampoo too often as it can strip your hair of its natural oils, causing it to dry out and frizz more easily and look messy. Cut down hair wash to twice or thrice weekly if possible, depending on your hair type and texture, of course. Also, make sure the shampoo you use when you do wash your hair is of decent quality. I’m using the Hairbond Rejuvinator Shampoo and it’s incredible.
3. Remember to Condition
If you want to be assured that your hair won’t dry out, then a conditioner is your best bet. A conditioner protects your hair from loosing too much oil in the shampooing process and brings back moisture. Remember, just as hair types and scalps are different, so are the products to be used on them, as well as the level of shampooing and conditioning. When your hair is well cared for, it looks healthier and lasts longer.
4. Use the Right Tools
Successful hair maintenance can only be achieved with the right tools that won’t harm your hair and make a new haircut necessary. Before blow-drying the hair, use heat protection. Also, use the right comb or brush for your hairstyle and hair type. Brushes and combs are of different shapes and sizes and all serve to free your hair of tangles. One of my favourite brushes on the market is the Quiff Maker Brush made by Hairbond United Kingdom, such a versatile tool perfect for the majority.
5. Take a Day Off
Take a day off from using styling products and blow dryer. You can just walk around causal or throw on a hat or cap on those days.
6. Skip the Six-to-Eight-Week Rule
If you still have relatively healthy hair with texture that has remained unchanged since your last trim, wait for at least 12 weeks. However, the six-to-eight week rule applies to you if you are looking at keeping your haircut at the exact same length. Some barbers will “neat of the edges” a couple of weeks after your haircut to keep your fresh and looking great.