Factors Affecting How Often Should Hair Be Trimmed

Recommended Trimming Times 

How do I know I need to trim my hair?

If you’re having split ends, this is long past the time you should have had a trim. Prior to your split ends, your hair may have been dry and brittle and may have been hard to comb or brush through. You might also find that it takes more time for you to style. Before you find your hair looking lifeless, it’s time for a trim. 

How much hair should I cut and how often?

Some experts say every 3 to 4 weeks, on the average. However, we have always been taught that 6 to 8 weeks is the norm. If you are growing out your hair, trimming is also necessary and the expert advice is between a quarter to half an inch off the hair every 12 weeks. If you want it more frequently than that, remember that hair grows generally a half inch per 30 days. It doesn’t go any faster than that. Another tip is if you notice breakage higher up the hair from the ends, trimming is advised. 

How often should I trim my bangs?

For bangs to look their best, every 2 weeks trim is recommended. Most people who want their bangs out of their eyes would go for cuts every 3 to 4 weeks. This is the time you feel your bangs have overgrown. 

How often should I trim:

Short Hair

Maintain trimming every month or every 6 weeks. This is for pixies, bowl cut, or contemporary crop. As short hair like these seem to grow much faster than shoulder length hair, they can lose their distinctiveness quickly as they tend to frame the face. So to keep them sharp-looking, regular trims are called for.

Medium-length Hair

You can have hair cuts every 6 to 8 weeks, or 8 to 12 weeks if you want to keep it longer. Styles vary from long bobs, tousled shags, or layered. You can actually keep them as long before a trim as they become more distinct over time. 

Long hair

Recommended is 3 to 6 months. That’s depending on the style – from braids, sleek/straight, curls, and beach waves. However, due to their length, long hair can break easily and appear thinner. Hair care must be in order. They are easier to maintain if you don’t use color or heat. 

Layered Hair

It’s best to trim every 6 to 8 weeks. You can easily feel this style verging to overgrowth if trimming goes beyond this time frame. Layers are distinctive as they frame the face between the cheekbones and the jawline. Trim at 6 weeks if you have many choppy layers.

Schedule an Appointment with Geena

Whatever your hair length, if you think you need to go for a trim, visit Geena Moon’s hair salon in Bellevue. Gain more hair care tips when you see her.