Common wisdom says that a man should cut his hair every 4 weeks, with a short trim every 2 weeks to look his best. Here at Statum Style, we'd rather stand firm to our principles than blindly follow common sense. That's why we want to share with you a few simple things you can do to extend the life of your haircut, save money, and still look sharp:
First, make sure the barber adds as much dimension to your hair as possible. Simply put, the more guards used in fading the hair, the better it will look in two weeks. In other words, if you get a 0 or 1-4 guard fade on the sides rather than utilizing a 2 or 3 guard on the sides, your cut will stay sharper longer as you avoid the lack of dimension that will quickly give you an undesirable chia pet look as the hair grows out.
Secondly, stay away from shiny pomades if your cut isn’t pristine with tightly cut sides. When your hair starts to grow out on the sides and your pomade is high-shine, the top will appear greasy given the more noticeable contrast to the matte sides.
Lastly, if you can trim around your ears and line the back of the neck, you can drastically reduce the need for a haircut. If you can trim your neck & sides yourself, a matte clay like our Hybrid Paste will keep the top looking healthy and groomed for 6 weeks or more...just don’t tell your barber.
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