How to Maintain a Short Haircut. Short is in, and there are a beautiful array of short hair styles to choose from. After you get the right cut for you, you must use different strategies to maintain a short haircut as opposed to a longer one.
Control frizz and curl with finishing glosses and shiny leave-in products. Frizz can be minimized by the weight of longer hair, but for a sleek bob or cute pixie cut, the frizz needs to be managed every day in order to maintain the style of a short haircut.
Add volume with mousse or another volumizing hair care product. For short, thick hair, add mousse to the roots of your hair and let air-dry or blow-dry. This will help give you volume all day with any short style.
Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner that add volume and shine every other day or ever three days. To maintain the healthy look of a short haircut, don't over-wash your hair or you will strip it of its natural oils.
Brush your short haircut with the right brush to avoid breakage. Maintain fine, thin hair with a long-bristled brush and use a short natural-bristled brush for thick coarse hair.
Use styling products that help defend your hair from heat before styling your hair with hot rollers, a curling iron or straightener.
Get your hair cut often to maintain a short haircut. This will help keep any layers from getting out of control, and it also helps you keep the right style for your cut. Letting your hair grow for only a month to a month and a half is best before getting it trimmed.
Keep your eye on the trends. Unless you are drawn to the timeless bob, be sure to keep your short haircut with the times to avoid getting bored or looking out dated.