By Patrizia Manias
Regular trimming is not optional if you want healthy hair. While chopping off ends doesn’t make your hair grow fast, it is definitely the rule of thumb for your shiny, healthy hair. If you want long hair, you might hesitate to go in for a cut. However, it’s important to remember that long hair is very old. Long hair is typically more susceptible to breakage, split ends, and to appearing thinner. The oldest part of the hair’s shaft is more likely to be fragile and dry than hair roots. The dry ends equal split ends. Once hair splits, it rides up the hair shaft. That’s why you need to get a haircut before the hair splits. So, how often do you need to dust the ends and touch up styles? There is no-one-size-fits-all answer, but we have some suggestions based on your hair types and styles.
Long hair: 6 to 8 weeks
If you have long hair that falls flat and looks dull, it’s time to see your hairstylist. You usually choose to do messy buns because your hair doesn’t have shape or style any more. When you can no longer achieve the styles you desire, you should trim your ends and keep the lengths fresh. For long layers, you need to have a haircut every 6 to 8 weeks which is long enough to let your hair grow for length and short enough to keep face-framing pieces in place. Just keep it mind that regular trims help you continue to see growth while keeping ends looking full and healthy.
Short hair: 4 weeks
If you want to keep the look precise and polished like bob or lob, you need to go in for a cut every 4 weeks. For short hair, a monthly appointment makes it easy for you to remember the schedule and maintain your style. This is based on the fact that hair growth starts to dilute the style because hair grows about half an inch per month on average.
Curly hair: 6 weeks
If you have curly or kinky hair, you usually find that split ends tend to knot into each other and try to constantly comb through hair shafts to detangle the knots. However, this causes breakage. If you often use flatirons, your hair is double damaged. So stop there! It’s time for a chop! Go in for a snip about every 6 weeks. Make sure that regular trimming and bi-weekly hair masks help the curly hair retain moisturising and look bouncy.
Coloured hair: 4 to 6 weeks
Chemically processed hair is more susceptible to breakage than natural hair. It is recommended that you need to clip your ends every time you have hair coloured. For example, you have roots colour treatment every 4 weeks, and so you need to get a haircut at each visit. If you have highlights or balayage coloured hair, it’s usually every 6 weeks to go in for a trimming. Regular trimming will phase out the busted hair and help you avoid over processing the ends.
Healthy hair: 8 to 12 weeks
If you have virgin, healthy hair, getting a trimming about every 8 to 12 weeks is a good way to keep your look fresh. Constant wear and tear causes split ends although you’ve never have hair processed by either colour or heat styling. Your hair tends to get damaged from even friction between the ends and your clothing.
Your hair constantly sends you some signs that it’s time for a cut. If you see visibly damaged ends, you need to trim the ends. If you find any difficulty in styling your hair and then, you pull your hair up always into ponytails and buns, you’re due for a cut and wear down your hair. Regular haircuts prevent your hair from suffering the breakage and split ends that make it look like it’s growing healthy and slowly.
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