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How long should you leave between haircuts?

I often get asked by clients how often they should have a haircut. There isn’t one set answer to that as there are a number of factors to consider such as the length of your hair and whether you want to maintain your hairstyle or grow your hair.


On average, most clients tend to leave it 6 to 8 weeks between their appointments. Some as little as 4 weeks and others as much as 12 weeks.


If you have a short, pixie cropped hairstyle that you like to keep maintained then I would definitely recommend 4 to 6 weeks. This will enable you to keep on top of the style and length. For medium to longer styles I would suggest 6 to 8 weeks. This will ensure your hair is kept healthy and the length is maintained. This will also tie in nicely with your colour appointment as a root touch up is commonly needed around this time. If you are wanting to grow your hair, then anywhere between 8 and 12 weeks is ideal depending on the condition and health of your hair.


It is still important to have a haircut even if you want to grow your hair and I highly recommend you keep up with the regular trims. If you look after your hair between the appointments and use all the right products to protect it, you won’t need to have a lot off. On average our hair grows half an inch a month so by leaving your hair for 12 weeks it should have grown roughly 1 and a half inches. Having a couple of millimetres off isn’t going to make much difference to that extra length but what it will do is keep the ends neat and healthy by cutting off any split ends.


A lot of people think that having a haircut will make their hair grow. That is not true. But what it does do is keep your hair healthy and you’re less likely to need a lot cutting off in one go. If you don’t have a haircut for months on end, the chances are that when you do eventually have one you’re going to need a lot off to get it looking healthy again. So it’s much better to have a little off more often and your hair will grow down evenly and healthy looking. After all, no one wants long hair that is frazzled and split on the ends.


I hope you found this information handy and you can use it as a rough guide. Unfortunately, at the moment we are in lockdown and none of us are able to have a haircut. If you need any help with how to look after your hair during lockdown, then please get in touch and I’ll gladly help.



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