Haircuts can be costly and can take up a lot of your free time. And depending on your hairstyle, you may have to go quite often to keep it looking sharp. People who wear their hair longer do not need to see their hairstylist that often, especially if they aim to keep their hair long. But, if your preferred style is short and edgy, you may find yourself trapped with frequent necessary visits to the barber. But to save you time and money, here are 5 hacks to make your haircut last longer between those hopefully casual and relaxing visits.
Hack #1: Start with a good, sharp haircut.
A solid haircut from a skilled professional hairstylist is the perfect foundation you need to make your haircut last longer. It makes it easier to maintain at home, grows out better, and is seamlessly returned to its original look when you get future cuts. On the other hand, a not-so-great haircut is harder to maintain and is also challenging to cut in the future, especially if you want your look to be sharp and tailored. So do yourself a favor and find a good hairstylist. Sure, it may be more costly to find someone with experience and a high skill set, but in the end, you may save money by going less frequently and having reduced frustration with your locks.
Hack #2: Get the right tools to maintain your look in between haircuts.
If you have a short, crisp look, you will likely need to have a few tools in your toolbox to pull out in the interim between haircuts. With the right, good-quality tools, you can keep yourself well-groomed until your hair is beyond an acceptable length or it starts to lose its shape and edge. Make sure to have a good pair of scissors, an electric trimmer that is multi-purpose, a decent comb, and a hand mirror that allows you to see the back of your head.
Hack #3: Find good products.
Products are your friend when you have a sharp look. You need something to help it hold, and in some styles, you also need volume. The longer your hair grows, the more likely you will need good products to keep your shape and style, so consult your stylist on what products they use and what they recommend you have on your countertop at home for when your hair starts to grow out. And go a step further and ask them to show you how to use it and how much you need.
Oh, and don’t overlook your shampoo products. What you wash your hair with is vital to keeping your hair and scalp healthy and hydrated. And, if you have frustrating conditions like dandruff, your shampoo and conditioner are the best products to target those pesky issues.
Hack #4: Trim your neckline and sideburns.
This hack is where you will want to employ your new tools. You can extend the life of your most recent haircut by keeping your sideburns and neckline groomed. You can do this with a multi-purpose electric trimmer and your scissors. If it is difficult to keep your hairline even, have someone you trust help you in the hard-to-reach areas.
Hack #5: Find ways to wear it longer.
Some guys (and gals) can find a lot of play in their hair if they are willing to experiment with slightly overgrown lengths. With the right products, you can add more volume to what was once a sharp cut and go for a more relaxed look as you near your next visit to the barber.
Alternatively, if you are frustrated with a lot of maintenance and upkeep, you can chat with your stylist about longer lengths that would look good on you and feel more manageable. Or you can go for the all-around buzzcut that you can do at home with only the upfront cost of buying good clippers. But when you decide to grow this look out, you will want to meet with a stylist who can offer insight into how to give your hair shape during the growing-out phase.
No matter how you wear your hair, be sure to find a good hairstylist or barber you trust. Don’t hesitate to ask their opinions on what hairstyle would look great on you and how you can best maintain it in-between visits.