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How often should you get your hair cut?

Split ends, tangling, weight – these are some telltale signs that it’s time to book an appointment for a haircut.

So how often should you cut your hair? We’ve all heard that we should go every six to eight weeks, but does this rule really apply to all hair textures and lengths? Here’s how to know when it’s time to visit the hair salon based on length and style.

Medium to long

The longer your hair is, the more fragile it often is. We recommend getting a haircut every six to eight weeks to maintain length. Even if you’re trying to let it grow, you should still try to trim it every eight to ten weeks. It’s long enough to let your hair grow in length and short enough to keep maintain the shape and texture. If your hair is more prone to split ends or you have a lot of chemical treatments done, cuts every eight weeks will help keep your hair healthy.

Curls and textures

For curls, waves, or textures our stylists suggest quarterly haircuts – at most 12 weeks between cuts. Textured hair tends to naturally be quite dry and crave moisture. This means that the time between washes is almost just as important as cutting your hair. If you want to preserve or grow out your length, ask your hairstylist to remove a quarter inch or less at each visit. This will ensure there’s always more growth than the amount you’re cutting.

Short and structured

If you have a short, specific style like a bob, pixie cut, or bangs than you should aim every three weeks. Your hair usually grows about half an inch per month, so more frequent cuts would help maintain a sleek length and shape.  If you’re ready to grow your hair out, you can wait longer (up to four to six months before your first trim) and then every six-twelve weeks after that.

Bangs

Strong, blunt, heavy, straight: If any of these words describe your fringe, a quick trim every other week will keep the look tight. If your bangs are more of the side swept, wispy variety, you can probably stretch out your trims a little longer.

There’s no one answer about how often you should get a hair cut, but depending on your hair and what your end goal is, there is a sweet spot that’s perfect for you.


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