For every woman, the hair, either short or long, is an important part of a beautiful and stylish look that accentuates her personality. Sooner or later the question arises: "How often should I cut my hair?". Few people can give a well-defined answer suitable for all situations because they vary from case to case.
Hair growth depends on a huge number of factors, and often, one can not affect it. For example, genetically, some people experience a very fast hair growth and have no problem to achieve the desired length or volume, while others have to wait for months to add at least 1-2 cm to the current length. In addition to this, the poor environment can also negatively affect the hair growth and body in general.
RULES FOR LONG HAIR
The main problem of long hair is that it is more subject to fragility and splitting, that’s why it is so important to take care of it and maintain a healthy condition by trimming the ends. To keep the certain length, you should see the hairstylist approximately every 2-3 months, and if you got curly hair then you should consider trimming them by 1-2 cm during your visits. In case if the ends split too fast, you should visit the hairstylist more often - once every 5-8 weeks.
Some women sacrifice their hair health for the desired length. At times, you can spot women rocking half of their long hair, which is up to their waist, split. This is a dead hair that has been damaged significantly and needs immediate care. When the situation calls for it, it is recommended to either cut about 8-10 mm of length once in few weeks or chop off the damaged part of the hair completely at once. However, for many women, it is beyond their power to chop off a significant amount from their current length. But what is more important - length or health? The ideal solution is to cut off the split ends only.
To grow your hair is another fuss. Many experts claim that it is pointless to trim the ends since this does not affect the roots. In part, they are right. Therefore, in order to achieve long hair, it is not only necessary to trim it, but also to use various balms, oils and tonic remedies. Together, this will allow to strengthen the hair and grow the desired length.
In addition, it is important to keep an eye on the ratio of hair growth speed and the number of haircuts - the first point should predominate over the second in order to grow the curls. A good decision, in this case, will be the right choice of an expert who doesn’t not only provide the professional recommendation but also helps to properly follow the process and choose the right days for a haircut.
Many people are sure that short hair grows faster, however, this is not true. It is just more noticeable with shorter hair. Owners of haircuts, such as Bob or Boyish style should cut their ends about once every 30-60 days, depending on the speed of their hair growth. In a month, after 1 cm extra length to the original hairstyle, the haircut starts losing its previous stylish look and beauty. In this case, the regular hair salon visit is required.
However, to grow the hair, it will take more than one year. Regular trimming, let’s say every 1.5-2 months, will help to stimulate healthy hair growth. The modern industry offers a wide range of different tools and remedies designed to accelerate the hair growth, but it is better to consult the hairdresser before opting using any of those products.
AFTER CHEMICAL PROCESS
Almost every second female colors her hair or gets it waved. The result is obvious, the hair becomes fragile, dry, lifeless, splits a lot, the structure is literally damaged. Meanwhile, the hair becomes thin.
This is when you increase the number of times you need to trim the ends, not less than 2 times every 6 weeks. This will recover the structure of the individual hairs, activate the normal hair growth and make the hair react better to the constant chemical treatment.
In addition, after each chemical procedure, either coloring or waving, it is necessary to apply special remedies on the curls in order to reduce the negative effect of chemical elements. Of course, it will not make the hair completely healthy, but, at least, it will allow it to grow and reduce the risk of losing the hair length due to the increasing fragility.
HAIR CARE TIPS
- It is desirable to trim the ends systematically, on average from 0.5 mm to 1.5 mm, especially, if it splits and becomes rigid since this will saturate the hair with oxygen.
- A regular shampoo should be replaced by the one containing nutrients in its ingredients. It will stimulate the hair growth and strengthen your hair.
- After washing your hair, apply balms. However, do not overdo it with frequent use of balms, otherwise, the hair gets greasy.
- It is important to take care of the ends. You should regularly treat them with oils, such as almond and coconut oil. Especially, it is essential to apply the oil after your hair cut.
- It is necessary to minimize the thermal impact - stop using a hairdryer, curling iron, and hair straightener. If it is impossible to avoid it, you need to start using thermal protection remedies to reduce the amount of damage.
- Love your hair, take care of it and you will achieve desired results.
There is also another way of cutting your hair where your stylist uses hot scissors. It differs from the regular haircut because the ends of individual hair pieces melt and block the access to unnecessary elements of the environment. As a result, the hair stops splitting and, after a couple of similar procedures, the volume of your hair may increase up to 2 times.
There is a common rule among all hair industry experts: the more attention you pay to your hair, the more beautiful and luxurious it will become.
- June 03, 2017
- Konul Iskenderova