The common misconception is that shorter hair is low maintenance and whilst that may be true to some extent, you shouldn’t go abandoning your barnet and cleaning out your beauty cabinets just yet if you’ve decided to get ‘the chop’. Although cutting your hair can make if feel healthier and thicker, it still needs TLC, even more so as the length between root and tip is greatly reduced, making split ends a big concern with many find that their hair seemingly ‘stops’ growing. But don’t worry, you can still make that drastic cut and keep your hair in tip-top condition even when it’s short. In our latest blog, we breakdown the best products to help style shorter hair.
Get to Know Your Hair Type
We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again. It’s so important that you get a product that suited to your hair type. Drug store shampoo and conditioners are a one size fits all – but that’s not you! Whether you have straight, curly, wavy, or kinky hair – there’s a product out there made to give your hair nourishment and strengthening it deserves. Our favourite pick is the Insight range of shampoos and conditioners as they have a product for everything, from the Insight Dry Hair- Nourishing Shampoo for those with dry frizzy hair, to the Insight Sensitive- Sensitive Skin Shampoo – they’ve got you covered!
Don’t Over Wash Your Hair
It doesn’t matter if you have long or short hair, over washing your hair can more often than not do more harm than good. However, this is especially true for short hair as you can seriously dry out your scalp and the tips of your hair causing it to become dry, brittle, and damaged. The best way to avoid this is to wash your hair every other day or if you can, every few days. Worried about greasy roots? Don’t worry, we’ve got you. Total Results High Amplify Dry Shampoo not only helps to absorb oil, it refreshes your hair and gives it volume, perfect for those days when you just need to get going!
Short Hair, Do Care!
It can be really easy to just let your hair air dry, however, research has shown that brushing your hair stimulates the small blood vessels called capillaries in your scalp, increasing blood circulation and the transport of oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles. This could encourage hair growth, even strengthening the roots as the sebaceous glands in the scalp produce sebum, so by brushing your hair, the oil moves from root to tip creating a natural protective oil and conditioner. But be warned, not all hairbrushes are created equal. The Tangle Teezers range is not only made for keeping your hair tangle-free, but it offers a range of brushes for different hair types all designed to leave your hair soft and knot-free. The unique and ergonomic shape of the Tangle Teezer means it fits in your hand perfectly and glides through the hair without pulling, yanking or snagging.
Heat Protect Your Hair
Just because you’ve shorter hair, doesn’t mean you don’t have to protect it from the effects of heat. In fact, adding a heat protectant before blow drying, straightening, or curling short hair can help reduce the risk of breakage and split ends. We recommend the Leyton House Heat Protect Spray – this little beauty has a formula that not only keeps unwanted frizz at bay, but it prevents breakage and is perfect for any hair type.
Invest in the Best Styling Tools
Another thing you can invest in are the salon quality styling tools. The Babyliss Keratin Lustre Dryer is designed to protect your hair from the damaging effects of dryer heat with its specially designed keratin-infused ceramic, which fills in the gaps in each hair shaft, making your hair smoother, sleeker, and easier to style. Or if you’re in pursuit of the perfect beachy waves, the Babyliss Tongs are one of the most raved about styling tools and are perfect for creating soft lustrous curls. With a built-in ceramic barrel and heat ready indicator system, you can create waves that are smooth and shiny every time.
Pamper Hair with a Nourishing Mask
Having short hair may take a lot of the hassle out of getting ready in the morning, but there’s nothing wrong with giving your hair a pamper once in a while to help prevent or stop damage. From colouring/bleaching hair, to using styling tools – your hair goes through it. One of the best ways to revitalise your hair is to invest some time into a hair mask once or every other week. Our top picks are the Biolage Deep Treatment & Detangle Duos which help to restore moisture and bring damaged hair back to life. There’s a pack for every situation, choose from either Recover, Fiberstrong, Hydrasource or Smoothproof to keep your hair strong and healthy.
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