Are you sick and tired of having long hair? Maintaining it, styling it, drying it, long hair can be so. much. work. But if you’re ready for something more dramatic, why not change your look entirely and cut it all off? Short hair has been trending for some time now with celebrities like Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence and, of course, Halle Berry all sporting the short look at some point in their careers.
If you’re thinking you might want to take the plunge, there are some key things you’ll need to learn in order to keep it looking great. It may seem easy, but eye-catching, head-turning short hair looks can also be difficult to maintain if you aren’t used to it. From washing your hair more frequently, to using less heated styling tools, these tips will have your new look always screaming wow!
Cut Down the Use of Hot Tools
If all you’ve ever known is long hair, styling tools have been your best friend. But when you’ve got short hair, that daily relationship has to come to an end. Blow dryers, curling irons and flat irons can damage the hair shaft. If you’re looking for that wavy look, try washing your hair before bed fall asleep with damp hair. In the morning you’ll wake up with gorgeous waves.
Calm the Volume with Products
With short hair, your natural volume is able to shine, so you need to find products that will add texture and hold your hair in place. Using a paste with medium hold like this organic product found on our online store will allow your hair to have that hold and texture so your hair looks chic and sleek all day long.
Short Hair Means Less Brushing
This should be exciting as you no longer have to spend so much time brushing your hair! Invest in a good bristle brush and run it through your hair gently if you want to brush your hair. When you need to style and brush your hair, use your fingers instead. Make sure they’re clean and dry though, so they don’t add unnecessary grease to your locks.
Wash Your Hair Frequently
Another thing you need to change up in your routine is how often you wash your hair. Long hair doesn’t need a daily wash, but short can become greasy much quicker. If you want to keep your shine, daily washing will be necessary. Make sure you invest in good shampoo and conditioner to maintain good hair health.
Trim Your Hair Often
In order to maintain the shape of your short hair, you’ll need to visit the salon about every 3-6 weeks. Because your hair grows about an inch and a half each month, these more frequent visits are necessary to maintain your new look. Maintenance is key with any short hairstyle and requires a little more attention to detail than long hair does.
Located in beautiful Victoria BC, designHouse is a natural and eco salon that prides itself on offering the best organic hair products on the market. If you want to take the plunge and cut it all off, book your next appointment with us. One of our talented stylists will help you rock some fabulous short hair.