It is always tricky to determine when you actually need a haircut. Especially if you’re trying to grow out your hair. So, how often should you get a haircut? According to hairdressers, there is a right amount of time between trims that you should stick to if you can. 

Type of hair

There are a lot of differences between types of hair. Hair has different lengths and levels of thickness. And according to hair expert Philip B. of Good Housekeeping, this determines the amount of time you should leave between haircuts. He says that people with short hair should get a haircut every month. For people with halflong hair, there should be six to eight weeks between trims, and people with long hair only need to get their hair cut every six months. Really thick hair doesn’t have to be cut as often as thin hair.

How to know when it’s time?

There are different signals that indicate that it’s time to get a haircut. One of those signals is split ends. But there are other signs to look out for. Like when you have a bad hair day every day or when your hair tangles a lot. If you have curly hair and the ends lose all their curls, that is another signal to book an appointment with your hairdresser.

Philip B. advices to not wait longer than six months to get your hair cut. He told Good Housekeeping: “After a certain amount of time, no matter how well you treat your hair, your very tips tend to get [frayed].” If you’re trying to grow out your hair, you still have to cut it regularly. Even if that feels counterintuitive. Meri Kate O’Conner, senior colorist and educator at Eva Scrivo Salon in New York City, explains to Good Housekeeping: “When the split goes up the hair shaft, it becomes so thin that it breaks … Once you split your hair there’s no way to repair it.” And that means that your hairdresser has to cut off more hair if you wait too long.

We’re going to book an appointment with our hairdresser right away!

Source: Good Housekeeping | Image: Unsplash, Adam Winger