Guide to Maintaining Choppy Long Hairstyles

Alyssa François | 10 May 2016

Keep your stylish, choppy look fresh with these tips.

Whether you’re rocking a long shag, tousled waves or a piecey look, you’ve signed up for one of the most stunning choppy long hairstyles. With this long haircut, layers are on the wispier end of the style spectrum: They’re feathery, elegantly wild, 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 rocker-inspired choppy long hairstyles.

Comprehensive 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 extremely rough and make them hard to deal with when styling your hair.

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:

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 hair and direct it towards the mid-length. Dry your hair using a diffuser in sections all around your hair—it helps maximize the texture of your tresses giving it a luxurious feel. In between washing use a dry shampoo, like the TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo to handle any greasy or oiliness, if you don’t the greasy feeling and appearance will also just weigh your style down. And lucky you, frizz just may work in your favor! A little frizz can liven 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 your 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. Shampoo and condition your hair with a hair care line like TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Reverse Wash System as this line can leave your hair with bounce, full of body, and touchable locks. Wash hair with the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner followed by TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo to remove excess conditioner. To style, prep hair with TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Hair Maximizer to give your hair bounce and body then blowdry with a round brush. And whenever your hair is misbehaving due to the repercussions of daily styling or misuse of heating tools leaving your strands weak and brittle, put those strands in check with a hair mask that will help repair damage like Dove Nutritive Solutions Intensive Repair Deep Treatment Mask.

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. Try a braided hairstyle that you can wear during the day, and when it’s time to remove them, your tresses are instantly extra defined and full of texture. Great transitional style, right?

Looking for more choppy long hairstyles? Check out how to master the shag.

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