How often should you cut your hair?

It’s more often than you’d think

Hands up who regularly goes to the hairdresser to get their hair cut? We all know how often we need to wash our hair (which depends on your hair type FYI, in case you were hoping for a one-fits-all answer), but getting it cut tends to fall quite low down the to-do list. Unless you’re cutting your own hair at home that is.

When we do finally get down to the salon, we’re often reprimanded with a ‘you need to get it done every six weeks, tut tut.’ But is that the case?

Well, much like the hair washing situation, it really depends on your hairstyle. Patrick Cameron of the London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy told that those with short hairstyles should stick to the six week rule, ‘If you have a styled cut that is short and textured, then a five to six week hair cut is perfect to maintain the overall look.’

Why? Short hairstyles tend to lose their shape quicker, so you need to keep on top of it more.

However, if you’ve got longer hair, then you can wait a little longer, ‘Those ladies tend to get their hair cut less frequently and some only once or twice a year but I would recommend every three to four months which keeps the overall health of the hair in check.’

If you’re got curly hair, then you only need to go once or twice a year, as curly hair does ‘shrink’ when cut.

So there you have it. Now you can cross it from your to-do list without feeling too guilty.

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