You just did the big chop, what do you do now? Well, when you first try a short hairstyle; it can be a little scary. Most clients get lost when it comes to maintaining their style at home. Here are a few tips on how to keep up with your 'do at home.
Make sure you have a silk or satin scarf to wrap your hair in before you go to bed at night. Some scarfs are made out of cotton and this isn’t the best material to wrap the hair up in because this fabric tends to absorb the oils from the hair. Silk or satin do not absorb the oils and will keep the ends protected while sleeping at night. Some clients do better by not tying up their hair at night and just sleeping on a satin or silk pillow case. This can only be discovered through experimentation.
The shorter the haircut the easier it is to maintain. Some haircuts are longer on the top area and may require you to curl the curls again that have fallen after about four days. To maintain the curls without curling it every day you can pin curl the top and tie up the sides before bed at night. When the hair is really short like a pixie for example; you can just tie up everything and sleep worry-free. Shorter haircuts last longer for those who are working out. While working out keep the hair tied up and then untie the hair 30 minutes after the work out.
Always keep products such as styling pomade, oil, or a light holding spray on hand at home. You never know what may happen while you're out so it's good to have these type of products at home to ensure that you keep your hairstyle looking good. A half inch flat iron can be your best friend if you find that your curls have fallen. Its' okay to go in a little with small amounts of heat just to spruce up your style again here and there.
Caution: You don’t want to over use the heat, on your hair. If your stylist is using heat on your hair and you're using heat on your hair as well, at some point you will need to take a break. Unless of course you're consistently cutting the hair and keeping it short. If that is the case, then it's not as important to be overly cautious about the heat.