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Summer haircuts: the best time to schedule one

/ 06.16.2015
Timing your summer haircuts just right can help free up your schedule!
Timing your summer haircuts just right can help free up your schedule!

Timing your summer haircuts just right can make a world of difference to how well your hair behaves during the warmer months, and how healthy it is. After all, cared-for tresses always look better than damaged, neglected strands. So, when is the best time to get a summer haircut?

The frequency

As a general rule, you should be getting your hair cut every 6 to 8 weeks, but this can vary depending on the hairstyle you have. So, if you have a really short 'do, or something like an undercut that requires parts of your hair to remain close-cut, you may need to visit the salon more often. Similarly, a half inch of growth can completely change the way a bob cut or any other geometric hairstyle looks.

The timing

Visit your stylist at or before the beginning of July, then go back at or before the end of August to free up the bulk of the summer. Whether you're going on vacation, have an internship lined up, or just don't have much free time, this will help to open up your summer schedule. That said, if you do have the time, the salon experience is always dreamy, and they have AC!

DIY haircare

To keep your hair strong and healthy between cuts, make sure you keep it well conditioned, and take the time to replenish lost moisture and nutrients with a deep conditioning mask once per week. Leave-in products and hair oils can also help to keep your locks on their best behavior when visiting the salon just isn't an option.

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