Why Choppy Long Hairstyles are the Style Revamp You Need

Keep your stylish, choppy look fresh with these tips.

Got a long shag or tousled, layered waves? These are two of the hottest choppy long hairstyles we’re predicting will make waves again in the coming year. With a long haircut, layers are on the wispier end of the style spectrum. They’re feathery, modern and super trendy. But these types of long hairstyles do require some maintenance and care if you want your flawless-looking layers to last.

Read on to discover how you can maintain your choppy long hairstyles, and get ready to rock a fresh-feeling ‘do without sacrificing much length:

Your Guide to Maintaining Choppy Long Hairstyles

choppy long hairstyles need to be maintained with regular trims
Keep your ends trimmed to give your hairstyle a healthy look overall.

1. Trim your hair regularly.

Choppy long hairstyles need a set of well-kept layers as well as a head of hair that’s full of volume and texture in order for the style to thrive. When getting your bi-weekly or monthly trims, be sure you’re getting at least one inch of your layers trimmed, or else they’ll grow out looking unkempt. Regular trims will also help keep split ends at bay, which can have your layers looking rather rough and make them hard to deal with when styling your hair (also, flyaways!).

Choppy long hairstyles with braids
Keep your choppy and edgy style fresh by creating a hair routine that ensures smooth and hydrated tresses. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Daily hair maintenance

On the days your hair may need a pick-me-up, use a curling wand or hot rollers to revive and accentuate curls, create waves or add body. Or you can opt for using a diffuser attachment on the ends of wet hair: Apply a heat protectant, position the diffuser at the very ends of your locks and direct it towards the mid-length. Dry your hair using a diffuser in sections all around—it helps maximize the texture of your tresses for a luxurious feel.

In between washing, use a dry shampoo, like TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampooto handle any greasy or oiliness; otherwise, the greasy feeling and appearance can weigh your style down. And lucky you, frizz just may work in your favor! A little texture can add dimension to your hairstyle, giving your ’do extra volume and shape. Embrace those hot summer days with open arms!

choppy long hairstyles maintanence with a proper hair care system
Keep your hairstyle looking fresh and healthy by employing the right hair care system.

3. Weekly maintenance

Along with getting scheduled trims, you’ll need to have a trusty hair care routine in place. The choppy texture of your hair needs to be kept fresh and well taken care of to avoid any flyaways. Using a volumizing hair care system helps ensure your layers won’t fall flat. Wash hair with Love Beauty and Planet Volume and Bounty Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Shampoo and Conditioner.

4. Switch up your styling.

You probably don’t want to wear your hair down every day. That’s totally fine; we all love to throw our hair in a bun or add some curls to our look on some occasions. And thankfully, your style is extremely versatile! Opt for hairstyles that work with your layers and can benefit from the texture of your wispy hairstyle.

Need more style inspiration? We got you! Read on below:

How to Wear Choppy Long Hairstyles

choppy long hairstyles: balayage
Balayage and natural looking layers are a good mix.

1. Balayage Layers

Update your choppy long hairstyles with a balayage. Stick to tones that help accentuate your layers.

choppy long layers: blunt bangs
Mix it up with two different styles in one. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Blunt Bangs

Into mixing different styles into one look. Try adding this blunt fringe to our choppy layered look.

choppy long hairstyles: bone straight
Sleek is chic. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Bone Straight

Bone straight styles are having a moment. If you are thinking of wearing your hair straight with choppy long layers, be sure your layers look good when straight.

choppy long hairstyles: bronde highlights
This bronde color makes your layers pop. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Bronde Highlights

A couple of highlights can take your choppy layered look to new heights. Opt for this neatly placed highlight job.

choppy long hairstyles: brown hair
This warm brown town is chic. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Brown Layers

Warm brown chocolatey hues work well during all seasons.

choppy long hairstyles: curls
Go big with the curls.

6. Big Curls

Voluminous curls make your layers stand out in a big way. Try spiral curls or loose waves to get the look.

choppy long hairstyles: fringe
Fringe benefits. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

7. Fringe

The classic fringe never fails. We believe it goes with any hairstyle or haircut.

choppy long hairstyles: shag
What’s a shag without choppy layers? Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

8. The Choppy Shag

The shag cut is currently making its rounds on the street style season. Dabble in the longer version of this trend while it’s still hot.

choppy long hairstyles: tousled hair
Long layers with body. Photo credit: Dvora

9. Tousled Hair

Shake things up a bit. Try a tousled look on your choppy style.

choppy long hairstyles: waves
Loose and polished waves. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

10. Wavy Locks

You can’t ever go wrong with loose waves. Try a super defined wavy look on your choppy layers or opt for a looser, subtle wave like above.

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