After a big haircut, you’ll typically visit your barber within 2–6 weeks for a touch-up.
While some men enjoy the relaxation of sitting at the barbershop, others prefer to stretch the time between cuts. Whether you have a busy schedule or just live a low-maintenance lifestyle, it’s ample time for your hair to grow, leaving you with a not-so-fresh look.
Here are some tips for maintaining your haircut in between visits so that you can look fresh for longer.
Ask For a Low-Maintenance Cut
When your barber asks you about your choice in cut, opt for close cuts, such as a high-and-tight, buzz, or skin fade. These are sharp styles that are easy to maintain, and learning them over time can prove beneficial in the long run.
If you’re into longer styles, you can ask for a shaggy cut without a line-up so that new growth won’t hurt your look.
Learn to Touch Up
Don’t worry; you won’t have to spend hours in front of the mirror for this one. You can get away with leaving length on top, but your sideburns and necklines are dead giveaways of a haircut that has lost its shape. Trimming them down will provide a cleaner appearance.
Have The Right Tools
Whether you’re a licensed professional or someone building an at-home grooming kit, the proper tools are essential. Consider buying clippers and guards when maintaining a skin-tight fade or buzzcut. Scissors and combs are vital for those longer hairstyles.
Keep Your Hair Styled
As your hair gets longer, knowing how to style it may become more difficult. For example, growing out of a cropped cut can make you feel awkward and unkempt, but styling products can fix that.
When you have enough length on top, consider using a pomade or lightweight gel to help keep stubborn hairs in place for a sleek look.
So don’t let the awkward regrowth stage cramp your style! Knowing these tips for maintaining your haircut can help you spend less time at the barber and keep more money in your pocket.