How often should you get a haircut and why!

Lets start from the basics…

Hair grows from the scalp and not the ends. So when people ask does cutting your hair make it grow quicker. No, because the hair doesn’t grow from the ends. 

Hair on average grows 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch per month. So you want to make sure you’re getting regular trims every 4-8 weeks to keep ends healthy and thick. 

Here are some scenarios..

If you want to maintain your hair length, it’s recommended to cut 1 inch off every 8 weeks. 

If you want to grow your hair length you would need a light dusting off every 4 weeks. 

Doing so takes off the start of the frayed ends but leaves a little bit of length left over. 

There is a common misconception that if you want to grow your hair you need to not get it cut for a year or two. So if you don’t get haircuts regularly the split ends at the bottom split further up the strand as time goes on. The further the split end travels up the strand the finer and fragile it makes your hair. 

Hair history also plays a big role in how often to cut. Split ends can be caused by so many things such as, just pure elements, wind, sun, hair dryer, iron, well water, medications, tight hair tyes, and lightening services. 

Getting your haircut frequently doesn’t make your hair grow faster but grow healthier. Some of the best things that can help in between haircuts to prevent damage would be deep conditioning treatments and at home haircare products. These options will seal the ends from splitting and put moisture back in the hair thus  preventing ends from drying out getting brittle and breaking easier. And example of a great product for home hair care is the Redken One United leave in spray. This amazing daily leave in spray protects hair and prevents split ends among many other things. Using the right products keep hair in healthy condition in between haircuts. Check out our online shop to get them shipped right to your door!

Hannah Goad- Level 2- Elements of Style Frederick

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