Is your hair or ends feeling dry, lacking its usual shine, or just not looking as fabulous as it should? You may need to look into getting a haircut.
The hair of your dreams could just be a few snips away, you just have to bring yourself to go to the salon to get it done.
A haircut can transform the unhealthiest of hair into something that is manageable and on its way to becoming healthy.
Why Should I Get a Haircut?
Getting haircuts should always be a part of your hair care. A haircut helps keep your hair healthy by removing any breakage or split ends. Choosing to not get haircuts can be a detriment to all the hard work you do to keep your hair healthy, so try not to skip out on it.
If you do not get a regular haircut to chop off your split ends, your hair will not grow the way you want it to. Plus, if you feel like your hair looks frizzy or damaged, getting a haircut can help restore your healthy shine.
Schedule That Hair Appointment If...
While getting your hair cut may not always be your favorite thing to do when dealing with your hair, there are some obvious red flags that tell you when you need to get a haircut. Whether it be a trim or a whole new hairstyle you should probably get your haircut if:
1. Your ends dry faster than the rest of your hair
When your cuticles get damaged, they become more porous and cannot retain moisture. So, if after you take a shower, your ends are drying way quicker than the rest of your hair, you should think about getting your hair trimmed to get rid of any damage.
2. Your hair has split ends
Split ends and your hair are mortal nemeses. Split ends are a sign of damage and breakage so they are definitely not a good thing to have.
The only way to get rid of pesky split ends is to get a trim. If you don’t cut off split ends, the end will continue to split up the hair shaft and you’ll have to cut off inches instead of trimming.
If you are prone to getting split ends, try adding a repairing hair mask into your hair routine. Try to DIY your own hair mask to save some money.
3. Your hair is limp and lacking volume
No one wants to have lifeless looking hair, it is the complete opposite of chic. Ignoring your haircut appointments is a one way ticket to having limp hair that will not have any volume. Getting a haircut will give life back to your hair, as it will get rid of any of the dead ends that are bringing it down.
4. Your hair will not hold a style
We all hate when we spend hours to do our hair and then ten minutes after admiring it, the style becomes limp and lifeless.
This is a clear sign of damage and that your hair needs a little TLC. If you tend to use heat tools a lot to style your hair, make sure to get regular trims to get rid of any heat damage.
And if you are looking for a way to style your hair with minimal damage, try looking for styles that can be done with just pins or braids. You can even try to use the RevAir Reverse Air dryer to try different hairstyles.
5. Your hair is hard to comb and gets tangled easily
When you have damaged hair, it tends to get tangled very easily. So when you’re trying to brush or comb your hair and the knots are never ending, you should look into cutting off the dead ends that are giving you an arm workout.
6. Your naturally curly hair is now straight (or your hair has lost its bounce)
If you are looking back on pictures and your curls slowly start to look straight or start to look like they are not as “bouncy” as they used to be, you need a haircut.
You should look into getting a curly cut, also known as a DevaCut.
A curly cut is just a technique that is specific to curly hair types. The DevaCut was created by the Devachan Salon and is a special technique for cutting curly, wavy or coily hair.
The cut is more about making each curl look its best and not just a way to “tame” the curls. The cut is created on dry hair so the stylist sees how each curl will fall and each individual curl is shaped.
7. Your hair looks dull
Damaged hair loses its shine, hence why shine is a key indicator of healthier hair. If you notice the difference in shine from you roots to your ends and your ends start to look really dull, then you need a haircut.
The haircut or trim will get rid of the dead ends that are making your hair dull, then in combination with other hair care you can bring the shine back.
8. Your hair has lost its shape
If you cut your hair into layers or a cute pixie bob, you probably need to schedule a haircut every 4-6 weeks to maintain the cut and shape of your hairstyle. This is even more true for very blunt haircuts.
9. You need a change in scenery
Damage is not the only reason you may need a haircut. Sometimes a haircut is a great way to spice up your hairstyle and give yourself something new to look at in the mirror.
How Often Do I Get a Haircut?
For a general rule of thumb, you should get a trim about every 8-12 weeks.
Obviously if you start to notice any of the red flags that I have mentioned above, you should try to get a trim more frequently than the general 8-12 weeks.
This timeframe also starts to become sooner when you start to cut your hair into different styles, like layers, and need to maintain the hairstyle.
So Now What?
It’s mid-afternoon, you are excited to get rid of your dead ends and rock a new healthy hairstyle. The stylist comes closer with their hair shears, you start to get a little nervous because of all the horror stories you hear about stylists cutting too much off.
Haircuts are not always nightmares, you just have to know what look you’re going for, and find a stylist you trust.
Going to a salon and finding a stylist who cares about the health of your hair is important. After finding this stylist, you can keep a relationship with them and have someone who knows how you like your haircut and styled.
Once you find that stylist and go to your regularly scheduled hair appointments, your hair will be on the path to #hairgoals, healthy and full of shine.
So schedule your appointment now if you have not done so in awhile.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Our advisors love to aid you in your hair care journey.