How Often Should You Get Your Hair Cut?
Lots of us have heard that we should go every Six to Eight weeks, but one rule can't possibly apply to all hair Textures and Lengths. Here's how to know when it's really time for a trim.
If You Have Tight, Coarse Curls
"For curlier or kinkier textures, the general rule of thumb is quarterly haircuts, That's about the time it takes to get single-strand knots or split ends. If you want to preserve or grow out your length, ask your hairstylist to remove a quarter inch or less at each visit—that will ensure there's always more growth than the amount you're cutting.
If You Have Virgin Hair
Unprocessed hair is basically the healthiest it will ever be. If your hair has never been colored and you haven't yet exposed it to the rigors of frequent hot-tool usage, you can go up to three months between trims without any risk of looking frayed.
If You Have Long Hair That's Wavy Or Straight
8 to 12 weeks
If you treat your long, uniform-length hair like your skin—moisturize with masks, minimize heat damage—you can wait eight to twelve weeks until your next cut. The style doesn't have a specific shape that requires frequent maintenance, and if it's properly cared for, your hair shouldn't split or break too quickly.
If You Have Fine Or Medium Curls
8 to 12 weeks
Women with curls tend to be vigilant about keeping their hair hydrated, it's usually healthy. Two or three months is a safe break between cuts. Those with spirals on the finer side should keep the rotation closer to eight weeks, though. Too much length can make thin curls look stringy and stretched.
If You Have Long Layers
6 to 8 weeks
Ironically, this is the only category hairstylists actually suggest for the prevailing six- to eight-week rule. It's long enough to let your hair grow for length and short enough to keep face-framing pieces in place.
If You Have a Bob Or Lob
Clean, sharp lines grow out nicely, so geometric or A-line bobs without any nape graduation can go six weeks. These cuts also don't tend to have layers in the crown that will lose their fullness.
If You Have Fine Hair That's Wavy Or Straight
4 to 6 weeks
Fine hair can be a pain. You can go weeks with it looking pretty swell, and then you wake up one morning and it's a sad, limp head of meh. "The challenge with fine hair is the need to constantly reshape it without cutting too much off.
If You Have Short Hair
disconnected undercut Pixie-whatever you've got, growth will start to dilute the style, so it needs a trim every four weeks. That may seem like a big salon commitment, but a monthly appointment is usually easier to schedule and plan for than in-between timing, like six or ten weeks.
If You Have Damaged Hair
The bad news is there's no way to undo damage from chemical processing, coloring, or heat styling. The good news is regular monthly cuts will gradually phase out the busted hair while still allowing enough time for healthy roots to grow in.
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