Are your hair or ends feeling dry, lacking the usual shine or just not looking as fabulous as they should? You may need to look into getting a haircut.
The hair of your dreams could just be a few snips away. All you have to do is bring yourself to the salon and get it done, all with a capable stylist to cut hair and style your look.
A haircut can transform the unhealthiest tresses into something manageable and on the way to becoming healthy, moisturized and full of volume. Help it along at home with simple, healthy hair practices.
WHY SHOULD I GET A HAIRCUT?
Getting haircuts should always be a part of your hair care. A trim helps keep your tresses healthy by removing 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 strands will not grow the way you want them to. Plus, if you feel like your hair looks frizzy or damaged, getting at least a trim can help restore your healthy shine. Follow this up with a consistent hydrating hair care regimen.
SCHEDULE THAT HAIR APPOINTMENT IF...
While getting your hair cut may not always be your favorite thing to do when dealing with your beauty regimen, some obvious red flags tell you when to get a haircut. Whether it be a trim or a whole new hairstyle, you should probably get your haircut if:
- Your ends dry faster than the rest of your hair
When your cuticles get damaged, they become more porous and cannot retain moisture. If your ends are drying way quicker than the rest of your hair after you take a shower, you should think about getting your hair trimmed to get rid of any damage.
- Your hair has split ends
Split ends and your hair are mortal nemeses. As a sign of damage and breakage, split ends are not a good thing to have hanging around.
The only way to get rid of these pesky split ends is to get a trim to the healthy part of your strands. If you don’t cut off split ends, the end will continue to split up along the hair shaft and you’ll have to cut off inches instead of just trimming.
If you are prone to getting split ends, try adding a repairing hair mask into your routine. Check out how to DIY your own hair mask and save some money.
- Your hair is limp and lacking volume
No one wants to have lifeless-looking hair. That is the complete opposite of a chic ‘do. Ignoring your haircut appointments is a one-way ticket to ending up with limp strands with no volume. Getting a haircut will give life back to your tresses, as it will eliminate any of the dead ends that are bringing it down.
- Your hair will not hold a style
We all hate it when we spend hours doing our hair the way we like it, and then ten minutes after admiring it, the style becomes limp and lifeless.
This is a clear sign of damage and your hair needs a little TLC. If you tend to use heat tools a lot to style your hair, get regular trims to eliminate 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 pins or braids. You can also try to use the RevAir Reverse Air dryer to try different hairstyles. Look at this how-to guide to envision it in your routine.
- 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 giving you an unwelcome arm workout.
- 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 over time or not as “bouncy” as they used to be, then - you guessed it - you need a haircut.
You should look into getting a curly cut, also known as a DevaCut.
A curly cut is just a technique specific to certain textured hair types. The DevaCut was created by the Devachan Salon and is a special technique for cutting curly, wavy or coily hair types.
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 how each individual twist is shaped.
- Your hair looks dull
Damaged hair loses its shine, which is why shine is a key indicator of having healthier hair. If you notice the difference in shine from your roots to your ends, especially as your ends start to look dull, then you need a trim at the very least.
The haircut will get rid of the dead ends that are making your hair dull, then combining that with other hair care practices will help you bring that stellar shine back.
- 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 four to six weeks to maintain the cut and shape of your hairstyle. This is particularly true for very blunt haircuts.
- You need a change in scenery
Damage is not the only reason you may need a haircut. Sometimes this appointment is a great way to spice up your hairstyle and give yourself something new to look at in the mirror.
Ask for your salon’s look book, check our recent articles for trending styles, or get inspired by these date night looks that could help you decide which aesthetic you’re after.
HOW OFTEN DO I GET A HAIRCUT?
For a general healthy estimate, you should get a trim about every 8 to 12 weeks.
If you start to notice any of the red flags mentioned above, you should try to get a trim more frequently than the general 8 to 12 weeks.
This timeframe also starts to become sooner if you cut your hair into different styles, like layers, and need to maintain the look.
SO NOW WHAT?
It’s mid-afternoon, and you are excited to get rid of your dead ends and rock a new healthy hairstyle. The stylist comes closer with their hair shears, and 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, thankfully. 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 hair cut and styled.
Once you find that stylist and go to your regularly scheduled hair appointments, your look will be on the path to #hairgoals, healthy and full of shine.
So schedule your appointment now if you have not done so in a while. Some salons even include product demos for something you might be considering for your routine at home, but you want to experience it first.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Our advisors love to aid you in your hair care journey.