Make Your Hairstyle Last Longer

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How to make your hairstyle last longer is a popular question with a range of answers. I’m sure we’ve all been there before. You get a fresh new cut or style, but then eventually have to wash it, re-style it, or tie it up to exercise. Afterwards, it never really looks quite the same as the healthy new hair you just had cut and styled. However, hopefully you can overcome this by looking at the following tips for how to make hairstyles last just that little bit longer.

1. Plan Ahead

When getting your hair cut, ask your hairdresser for a style that will grow out well. This is one of the tops tips for knowing how to make your hairstyle last longer. Shorter, cropped hairstyles tend to require more maintenance than those with longer layers unless the short crop is flanked in graduation.

2. Take Care

Show your new hairstyle the proper love it deserves. Keeping it clean and well looked after will ensure that your new cut and style will look better for longer.

3. Minimize Product Use

When it comes to how to make your hairstyle last longer, the amount of product you use can have a huge impact. Having too much product in your hair can weigh it down and cause it to lose its shape. It can also cause hair to become oilier, quicker. When getting your hair styled, ask the hairdresser to use as little product as possible

4. Use Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is one of those seemingly miracle-inducing hair products. Apply dry shampoo between washes to keep your hair looking livelier, longer. Banish sweaty gym hair by applying dry shampoo to the roots before and after your workout. This will help soak up sweat and oil as well as reviving limp hair.

5. Wash Wisely

When looking at ways for how to make your hairstyle last longer, avoid over washing your hair. Too much washing of the hair can strip it of natural oils as well as speeding up color loss (for those with dyed locks). Generally, every 2-3 days is acceptable and this of course depends on your own hair needs.

6. Minimize Heat Styling

Too much heat styling can damage hair, not only causing it to look unhealthy but to lose its shape as well. You can’t avoid heat styling tools altogether though, so when you do use them make sure you let hair dry naturally for as long as possible beforehand and to also use a heat protecting product.

7. Keep Your Hands Off

I’m sure we’ve all experienced that moment right after getting a new cut and style, where we just can’t help but constantly touch our new ‘do. Excessive touching can aid the transfer of dirt and oils, and if you’re prone to twisting and twirling your locks this can cause it to lose its shape if it’s been recently styled. If you want to know how to make your hairstyle last, it’s as simple as keeping your hands off!

8. Trim It!

The only guaranteed way to make a new hairstyle keep its shape is to trim it every 6-8 weeks. When you’re at the hairdresser, schedule your next hair appointment in advance.