Hair Care - When to Cut the Ends
Knowing how often to cut your hair is a struggle many people face, myself included. When you're trying to grow it out, it's almost painful to cut it off. When it's curly you have to be careful how much you cut off at a time. Hair cuts can be expensive! There are such a long line of things to consider when deciding how often your hair needs to be cut or even just trimmed.
I'm putting together this blog for you to try to take a bit of the guess work out of the game!
Long to Medium Hair
If your hair falls into the category of long or medium, the generally accepted rule is to have hair cut every 6-8 weeks. This gives your hair time to grow a bit, but also gets rid of any damaged hair at the ends.
For those with short hair, and some with medium length, hair cuts are required more frequently. Every 4-8 weeks should do the trick.
Chemically Treated Hair
If you are using any chemical processes on your hair, including dye, perms, relaxers, etc. you will need to have your hair cut more often. For those with chemically treated hair, stick to the lower end of the time frames given earlier. This is needed because the chemical processes damage the shaft of the hair, causing dead ends, split ends, frizz, and more.
Growing It Out
There is a common myth that the more you cut your hair, the faster it will grow. Nope. Cutting your hair often helps to prevent brakeage that can make your hair appear to grow more slowly. If you are trying to grow your hair longer, stick with cutting off 1/2 inch at a time (every 6-8 weeks). If you want to keep the same length, you will need to cut more at a time. Keep in mind, the average person's hair grows at a rate of about 1/2 inch every 4 weeks.