Barber Tips: Maintaining a Skin Fade
The skin fade is a consistently popular haircut - despite its popularity slightly fading in 2016 in favour of textured, messy cuts, it is still an ideal option for those wanting a contrast between a natural look top with a smart, tight back and sides. However, it does need some tips on how to maintain it at home, so you don't have to visit your barber every 2 or 3 weeks.
Richard Tucker, who cuts in our newly opened Shoreditch shop, has a few tips on how to maintain the haircut:
"The Summer weather affects the skin - we sweat more, and are subjected to more extreme heat conditions... high temperatures outside combined with cool air conditioned rooms can play havoc with the skin."
"When dealing with a skin fade, it is important to keep your head healthily moisturised as you would your hands and face, so I would recommend:
- a moisturiser to the exposed part of the scalp to keep the skin healthy and fresh
- using Ruffians Anti-Dandruff shampoo and conditioner, to avoid any chance of dead skin particles distracting from the new do!
- towel drying your hair
- applying Ruffians Styling Paste to create a smooth texture on the top section (which also embraces a wave if you have curls)
- using a bristle brush in a firm downward motion (in the same direction as the falling hair) into the fade of the hair for a contrast
return to Ruffians for a quick tidy up a few weeks after your appointment!
Model and sometimes client Chris Millington is pictured at the top of this post.