If you have short hair, it might be easier to maintain, but you still need to know the proper techniques for washing, drying and styling short hair. This can ensure you always look fabulous and your hair is taken care of and healthy. Follow these steps to help maintain a great look with short hair:
Since your scalp may be more noticeable with short hair, first you should identify what kind of scalp you have and what kind of shampoo and conditioner you need. If you have an oily scalp, you may need to wash your hair more often and stay away from moisturizing or hydrating products. If you have a dry or itchy scalp, you’ll want to look for that extra moisture or maybe even dandruff eliminating shampoo and deep conditioner.
Make sure to rinse your hair with cool water or at the very least, slightly warm. You’ll only need a very small amount of shampoo and can usually get away with washing it only once per shower. Don’t forget conditioner, but if your scalp tends to be oily, focus on the ends of your hair only. You can use a wide tooth comb to apply conditioner and distribute evenly if your hair is very short.
Pat your hair dry and if you blow dry your hair, make sure to use a heat protectant first. If you have curly hair, you may want to try using a diffuser attachment with your hair dryer. If you have wavy or straight hair, you can blow dry using a brush to straighten out your hair.
You can use different styling products depending on the desired outcome of your hair. If you’d like a curly or wavy style, try a mousse. If you’d like a style that stays put in even the windiest of weather, try a wax or hairspray. If you want shiny and straight hair, try a serum or shine spray. If you need more texture, look for a texturizing spray and move your hair where you want it. Short hair can have limitations on style, but you can always add barrettes, scarves or headbands for a more exciting look.
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