You hear them say it, “you seriously need a haircut”. You don’t need to hear that phrase again if you know when you really need a haircut.
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“When my ends get so dry that I can’t disguise them with hair oil.” “When I start getting knots that don’t come out, no matter how much conditioner I use.” “When I just can’t take it any more.” Ask a woman when she knows it’s time for a haircut, and these are a sampling of the answers you might receive. Lots of us have heard that we should go every six to eight weeks, but one rule can’t possibly apply to all hair textures and lengths. Here’s how to know when it’s really, truly time for a trim.




How often do you need a haircut?

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IF YOU HAVE TIGHT, COARSE CURLS
12 weeks

“For curlier or kinkier textures, the general rule of thumb is quarterly haircuts,” says hairstylist Anthony Dickey. “That’s about the time it takes to get single-strand knots or split ends.” If you want to preserve or grow out your length, ask your hairstylist to remove a quarter inch or less at each visit—that will ensure there’s always more growth than the amount you’re cutting.

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IF YOU HAVE VIRGIN HAIR
12 weeks

As if we needed another reason to resent young people (firm, lineless skin and a fast metabolism should be more than enough), their unprocessed hair is basically the healthiest it will ever be. If your hair has never been colored and you haven’t yet exposed it to the rigors of frequent hot-tool usage (and you’re in your early 20s), you can go up to three months between trims without any risk of looking frayed, says hairstylist Nathaniel Hawkins.




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IF YOU HAVE LONG HAIR THAT’S WAVY OR STRAIGHT
8 to 12 weeks

If you treat your long, uniform-length hair like your skin—moisturize with masks, minimize heat damage—you can wait eight to twelve weeks until your next cut. The style doesn’t have a specific shape that requires frequent maintenance, and if it’s properly cared for, your hair shouldn’t split or break too quickly.

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IF YOU HAVE FINE OR MEDIUM CURLS
8 to 12 weeks

Because women with curls tend to be vigilant about keeping their hair hydrated, it’s usually healthy, says Hawkins, so two or three months is a safe break between cuts. Those with spirals on the finer side should keep the rotation closer to eight weeks, though. Too much length can make thin curls look stringy and stretched.

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IF YOU HAVE LONG LAYERS
6 to 8 weeks

Ironically, this is the only category hairstylists actually suggest for the prevailing six- to eight-week rule. It’s long enough to let your hair grow for length and short enough to keep face-framing pieces in place.




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IF YOU HAVE LONG LAYERS
6 to 8 weeks

Ironically, this is the only category hairstylists actually suggest for the prevailing six- to eight-week rule. It’s long enough to let your hair grow for length and short enough to keep face-framing pieces in place.

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IF YOU HAVE A BOB OR LOB
6 weeks

“Clean, sharp lines grow out nicely, so geometric or A-line bobs without any nape graduation can go six weeks,” says Hawkins. “Those cuts also don’t tend to have layers in the crown that will lose their fullness.”

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IF YOU HAVE FINE HAIR THAT’S WAVY OR STRAIGHT
4 to 6 weeks

Fine hair can be a fickle pain in the ass. You can go weeks with it looking pretty damn swell, and then you wake up one morning and it’s a sad, limp head of meh. “The challenge with fine hair is the need to constantly reshape it without cutting too much off,” says Hawkins, who advises waiting at least four but no more than six weeks to keep it in check.

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IF YOU HAVE SHORT HAIR
4 weeks

Bowl, pixie, disconnected undercut—whatever you’ve got, growth will start to dilute the style, so it needs a trim every four weeks. That may seem like a big salon commitment, but a monthly appointment is usually easier to schedule and plan for than in-between timing, like six or ten weeks.




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IF YOU HAVE DAMAGED HAIR
4 weeks

The bad news is there’s no way to undo damage from chemical processing, coloring, or heat styling. The good news is regular monthly cuts will gradually phase out the busted hair while still allowing enough time for healthy roots to grow in.

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IF YOU HAVE BANGS
2 weeks

If your bangs are more of the sideswept, wispy variety, you can probably stretch out your trims a little longer. But strong, blunt, heavy, straight: If any of these words describe your fringe, a quick pruning every other week will keep the look tight.

Source: Allure

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