How often do you really need a hair cut?
Are you still able to style your hair the way you want? Noticing more frizz or breakage? Are your ends split beyond repair?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above, it is time for a hair cut.
How often you should cut your hair comes down to damage and the health of your hair. While split and damaged ends are usually quite visible, the texture of your hair is also a big giveaway for trim or haircut time. If you feel strands becoming dry and brittle you may not just be lacking moisture but elasticity, with healthy hair being dragged down by the damaged strands and ends. Damage of course, can also be linked to chemical processing like dyes and heat styling or UV damage.
Beyond damage and the health of your hair, it’s important to also consider your hair style! Short, layered, bangs or extra curly? Each style requires a different set of time between cuts and trims to maintain the best look. Your hair type also comes into play when considering how often you should cut your hair.
There is a general rule of thumb of 8 to 12 weeks between haircuts. This is generally for healthy hair and is a good enough time to maintain most hairstyles for most hair types. But just like the general rule for how often you should was your hair (2 to 3 times a week typically) this can differ for everyone. To help, we did some research to scope out everything you need to know about how often you should cut your hair based on hairstyle and hair type.