How Do You Care for a Short Shag Haircut?


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Care for short shag haircuts by trimming the ends every four to eight weeks, using conditioner regularly to keep ends smooth, and air drying it with or without texture sprays for heat-free styling. When caring for this style as it grows out, only trim hair every eight to 12 weeks.

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How Do You Care for a Short Shag Haircut?
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A regular conditioner routine keeps this erratic cut from becoming tangled. When styling the cut, a styling gel provides a firm hold, while mousse allows for a softer hold and movement. Dry shampoo spray, salt spray and flexible hold hairspray easily add texture to the style for casual everyday wear. For women, braids are not easy to achieve, but accessories like bobby pins, headbands and decorative clips allow a person to keep hair off of the face or style it for a more dressy occasion.

Shag cuts are purposefully messy and only require minimal styling, which leaves hair less damaged. When ends do get ragged, it isn't as noticeable. Shag cuts can create volume, so keeping thicker hair tame requires more product. Shags are not good for fine hair because it tangles easier and is weighed down by the layers. However, the short shag works well with any kind of hair texture.

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