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How often do you really need a hair cut?

Are you still able to style your hair the way you want? Noticing more frizz or breakage? Are your ends split beyond repair? 

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, it is time for a hair cut.

How often you should cut your hair comes down to damage and the health of your hair. While split and damaged ends are usually quite visible, the texture of your hair is also a big giveaway for trim or haircut time. If you feel strands becoming dry and brittle you may not just be lacking moisture but elasticity, with healthy hair being dragged down by the damaged strands and ends. Damage of course, can also be linked to chemical processing like dyes and heat styling 

Beyond damage and the health of your hair, it’s important to also consider your hair style! Short, layered, bangs or extra curly? Each style requires a different set of time between cuts and trims to maintain the best look. Your hair type also comes into play when considering how often you should cut your hair. 

There is a general rule of thumb of 8 to 12 weeks between haircuts. This is generally for healthy hair and is a good enough time to maintain most hairstyles for most hair types. But just like the general rule for  (2 to 3 times a week typically) this can differ for everyone. To help, we did some research to scope out everything you need to know about how often you should cut your hair based on hairstyle and hair type.

Yes, we know that all types of hairstyles can include color or chemical treatments and it’s an important factor to time how often you should cut your hair based on the color or chemical process. If possible, work with your stylist to incorporate a trim with color  to save from multiple trips to the salon. Color and chemically-treated hair are more prone to damage, especially when you add heat-styling to the mix. Be sure to use hair oil or masks to help keep processed or treated hair moisturized and safe from split ends. Go for regular trims  to ensure any damaged or split ends are removed and don’t impact the health of the rest of your hair. 

It’s also good to take a break once in a while from chemical treatments, allowing your hair to breathe, especially if you notice more damage.

Afound that the average woman goes for a hair cut three times a year. This may work for certain hair types, but if you want the most out of your look don’t skip regular trims or cut appointments. Don’t trade length for dry hair and split ends. Without regular trims hair can also become dry and look dull. If you use chemical treatments, not getting rid of the damaged hair weighs on the rest. Regular hair appointments don’t have to be dramatic changes every time, getting frequent trims not only helps to maintain your unique hair style it can also help keep the hair healthy, avoid dry, split ends and make for hair that looks shinier and fuller.


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