How often should you get a trim?

/ 07.21.2014
"Split ends begone!"
 "Split ends begone!"

Long mythologized as a way to make hair grow faster, regular cuts are a huge part of keeping your hair looking and feeling as healthy as possible, but just how often should you get a trim? The generally accepted, if not always practiced, rule of every 6-8 weeks is a reasonable guide but there are a lot of factors to consider when scheduling those all-important cuts.

Everybody's different!

First of all, it generally depends on the condition of your hair and how prone the strands are to breakage and split ends. If you heat style on a regular basis or use a lot of chemicals - i.e. dyes and relaxers - you may need to see your stylist more often. Every 4-6 weeks is a good amount for anyone who struggles to keep damage at bay. You may also want to talk to a professional to find out how often they would advise you to get a haircut based on a more personalized recommendation.

For natural hair, schedule a trim every three months or so to eliminate split ends and maintain the shape of your style. Again, it all depends on your hair's texture and its propensity for splitting and breakage.

Ramp up the haircare

In between cuts, it's important to care for your hair by keeping it nourished and hydrated. Masks, moisturizing conditioners, oils and gentle shampoos are essential for protecting the ends, giving them everything they need to reduce the chance of splits and shaft breakage. To find out more about what products are best for your hair, explore the Advanced Haircare range by L'Oréal Paris.

Motto of the day: Healthy hair is happy hair!

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