Let's talk about the incredible versatility and widespread appeal of shoulder length hair! It's the Goldilocks zone of hair lengths, not too short, not too long – just right. Whether you're heading to the office or a night out, you can easily transform your look with a shoulder length layered hair cut. So, if you're looking for a style that allows you to play around with different looks while maintaining a manageable length, shoulder length might just be your secret weapon to always looking effortlessly stylish.
How to Care for and Style Shoulder Length Hair
Proper Washing and Conditioning
TRESemmé's Moisture Boost With Hyaluronic Acid Shampoo & Conditioner is like a spa day for your hair. Hyaluronic acid, known for its incredible hydrating properties, works wonders on shoulder length hair by replenishing moisture, controlling frizz and revitalizing dull strands. This duo not only cleanses and conditions but also helps to restore your hair's natural vitality, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. Another standout feature is the lightweight formula infused with aloe vera while being free of sulphates and parabens – it won't weigh your shoulder length hair straight down, making it perfect for achieving that effortless bounce.
When it comes to proper washing technique, here's the scoop. Always start by wetting your hair thoroughly and massage the shampoo to your scalp. Squeeze out the excess water from your hair before turning to conditioner. And always focus on the mid-lengths and ends where your hair is most prone to dryness and damage. This is also a great time to detangle your hair with a wide-toothed comb, starting from the ends and working your way up to minimize breakage.
In terms of frequency, washing your shoulder-length hair every 2-3 days is generally a good rule of thumb. Overwashing can strip your hair of its natural oils, leading to dryness, while under-washing can result in an oily scalp.
Heat Styling Protection
Using heat on shoulder length wavy hair or curly hair, whether it's from hairdryers, curling irons or straighteners, can lead to significant damage over time as they are anyway delicate. It can strip your hair of its natural moisture, making it more prone to breakage, split ends and overall dullness. Heat protectants create a barrier between your hair and the heat source, reducing the direct impact.
TRESemmé's Moisture Boost Hair Serum With Hyaluronic Acid is a game-changer in the battle against heat damage as it is powered with hyaluronic acid, aloe, coconut oil and sunflower seed oil. And it goes beyond just heat protection – the nourishing ingredients deeply hydrate and lock in moisture. By applying this serum before heat styling, you're creating a shield that helps prevent moisture loss. It also provides a lightweight, non-greasy finish, making it perfect for all hair types.
Styling Shoulder Length Hair
Minimizing heat damage is all about smart styling techniques. Looking for a no-heat, DIY way to achieve those coveted soft waves? Just grab a clean sock or an old T-shirt. Start by slightly dampening your hair and divide your hair into sections. Roll a section of hair around the sock/tee, starting from the ends and rolling upwards towards your scalp. Tie the ends of the sock/tee to secure the rolled section in place. Repeat this process for all sections of your hair. Leave the rolls in overnight or for a few hours. When you remove them, you'll be greeted with beautiful, natural-looking waves.
Braids are also a timeless and versatile way to get trendy shoulder length straight hair such as the classic three-strand, fishtail or French braids. They are highly customizable; you can make them tight or loose, create a single braid or multiple braids, and even experiment with combining different braid types.
Trimming and Maintenance
Regular trims are like a refreshing breath of air for your shoulder length hair. As your hair grows, the ends can become prone to split ends and damage. Trims every six to eight weeks help eliminate these split ends, preventing them from travelling up the hair shaft and causing further damage.
Along with deep conditioning, also opt for hair masks like the TRESemmé's Moisture Boost Hair Mask With Hyaluronic Acid. Like the rest of the range, this chemical-free mask takes hydration to the next level by infusing hyaluronic acid deep into your strands, ensuring they're nourished from the inside out. This intensive hydration helps to combat dryness, frizz, and dullness and aids in detangling hair.
To use, simply apply the hair mask after shampooing, focusing on the mid-lengths to ends. Leave it on for a few minutes to let the magic happen, then rinse thoroughly. For an even more indulgent treatment, you can leave it on longer or use it with a warm towel to help the mask penetrate deeper into your hair.
FAQs about How to Care for and Style Shoulder Length Hair
Q1. What are the best hairstyles for shoulder length hair?
The best style for shoulder-length hair is often a layered cut, as it adds dimension and movement. As for thin hair shoulder length hairstyles, tease your hair or try out messy buns and ponytails for the illusion of volume.
Q2. Which hair length is stylish and easy to maintain?
Shoulder-length hair is stylish and easy to maintain, striking a balance between manageability and versatility.
Q3. Is shoulder-length hair trendy in 2023?
A lot of hairstylists and influencers online are getting in on the shoulder-length hair. Probably why you will be noticing a lot of celebrities and models sporting this length. Not only is it easy to maintain and suits everyone, but it is perfect for those who are not ready to let go of long hair while also wanting a change.