How to Maintain Layered Haircuts

Serena Norr | 24 April 2016

Hold onto those stunning layers a little bit longer.

While hair trends may come and go, one style that has some serious staying power is layered haircuts. A popular style that gained attention in the ’90s, the layered cut has recently experienced a resurgence due to its ability to flatter the face as it adds texture and dimension to long and medium hairstyles. As with all incredible haircuts, the layered look can bite the dust quickly where its once sleek and unique look can turn drab and dull. Read on to discover five ways to maintain the coveted layered look for just a little bit longer.

Keeping Layered Haircuts Longer

layered haircuts
Keep your layers even longer with these insider tips. Image credit: Dvora

1. Get regular trims.

Trims are an essential part of hair maintenance. The primary reason is to ensure that gnarly split ends don’t come creeping into your tresses. With layered haircuts, you have to be particularly diligent with trimming, especially if you have layers that frame your face. In general, the more you wait, the more your haircut can get messy and lose definition and depth. Pro tip: A general rule of thumb is to trim every six weeks.

2. Change up your color.

Even the hottest haircut in the world can get boring pretty quickly if not spruced up from time to time. Mix up layered cuts by enhancing the look with some color. This can be a subtle change of hue to enhance your natural hair color, or even something as simple as highlights. The ombré look is also really popular, with long layers that naturally grow out of hair if and when you want to try something completely new.

3. Keep your hair healthy.

In addition to trims, your layered strands will need proper moisture. Be sure to use a moisture-rich shampoo and conditioner like the Suave Biotin Infusion Strengthening Shampoo and the Suave Biotin Infusion Strengthening Conditioner. This formula contains biotin that works to strengthen and nourish the hair.

4. Keep the look going

That coveted post-salon look can be achieved even when you are far from the hairdressers’ chair. Start by adhering to a styling schedule. In addition to your wash-and-care system, you will need to regularly blow-dry your hair so that you can see the defined layers in your haircut. Start by applying a heat protectant to your strands and then blow-dry or flat-iron, depending on how straight you want to go. After you apply heat, tame frizz by using some of the Dove Regenerative Nourishment Serum-in-Oil that works to keep your hair nourished while also making it shiny and smooth.

5. Mix up your style. 

Just like adding color to mix up your look, changing your hairstyle will also help your layered haircut have some staying power. This can be as simple as adding waves to your straight hair or straightening out your waves or curls. This, however, can be challenging to try everyday so be sure to reserve serious styling when you want to look polished and have the time to concentrate on altering your hair.

Have you ever rocked the layered look? How long did it last?

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