“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” Coco Chanel
Outlined below are well researched tips and knowledge you should have before cutting your hair:
- Cutting your hair more often doesn’t make it grow faster: Getting rid of the ends of your hair doesn’t directly affect hair growth. The ends of your hair don’t affect the follicles in your scalp, which determine how fast and how much your hair grows. Trimming simply keeps hair healthier as it grows.
- Skip the trim: Give yourself some time in between each trim instead of going with the typical 6-8 weeks. Hair begins to split around the 3-4-month mark, which is when you’ll need a trim.
- Layer accordingly: When cutting your hair, you should layer it according to your hair texture. Tighter curls work best with layers that aren’t perfectly even, while straighter hair works best with more even layers.
- Skip the shampoo: You’ll be having your hair washed anyway, so there’s no need to dry out the cuticle twice.
- It’s best to trim natural hair when dry: For girls with natural hair, it’s important to know that hair should be cut when dry. Head to a salon that specializes in natural tresses, so you know you’re getting the best cut possible.
- Short hair takes work: Cutting off your hair doesn’t make hair care any easier. To keep them maintained, shorter cuts usually require more frequent trips to the salon to keep the shape and style fresh, which ends up costing more money (and time).
- If you don’t trim, split ends will travel: Split ends will continue to split up the length of the hair if you don’t trim them, making your hair brittle and weak. When you start seeing split ends more often than non-split ends, it’s time to get a cut.
- Bring options: Sure, we’ve all got our Pinterest boards full of haircut inspiration, but make sure you bring multiple options. When you get to the salon, your stylist may explain that a certain cut won’t work with your texture, or that it will require much more maintenance than you originally thought. Bringing options will leave you multiple routes for a happy cut
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