When should you get your haircut? Is there such a thing as “the right time”? The art of hair cutting isn’t just about the right angles. It is more than the sleek precision of your hairstylist’s fingers. Hair cuts are also about the timing. In this article, we are spilling the science behind the what, when, and why of haircuts. The only thing you’ll have to figure out is who cuts your hair.
The right frequency for a haircut depends on a host of factors. The simplest comes first!
When did you cut it last?
Most hair stylists and dermatologists agree that your hair needs a trim once every 6 to 8 weeks. But, there is no one-size-fits-all for hair either, and some may need a haircut faster than the rest. Experts believe going over the mark of 12 weeks without a haircut is stretching it.
This is because hair grows at an average of 0.2 to 0.7 inches per month. While getting your hair chopped more frequently wouldn’t speed up the growth, it would take out the split ends. Split ends tend to cause more hair damage if not attended to at the right time and a trim or haircut is just the fix. Perhaps good haircuts aren’t just crucial for hair styling and hair care!
Certain hairstyles require more frequent visits to the salon. You’ll find these hairstyles in all sorts of hair lengths - be it a short and prim pixie cut or simple bangs on long hair - they look their best when maintained. To retain a fresh and crisp hairdo, you'll need to cut off the unruly bits at least once a month. If your hairstyle isn't heavily about shape (for instance, a U-cut or a V-shaped layer cut on longer hair), you may do fine with an 8-week routine.
Straight hair can look sleek or shabby, depending on how even the growth is. If your hair tends to forgo proportions and symmetry, there is a manual method to even it out: hair cutting. Especially when you have thin straight hair, it is important to be timely with your haircut regime.
Curls tend to be more lenient and require lesser upkeep in the haircut department. Depending on how ‘curly’ and ‘coily’ the hair is, the new inches might not even show in the length. The luckiest in this area, curly hair can go on for as long as 6 months without more than a trim.
It might seem counterproductive to go for a haircut every few weeks when you're trying to grow out your hair. Moreover, we have already discussed how cutting your hair wouldn't make it grow any faster, but it sure does weed out the damaged bits. Brittle ends make your hair more prone to breakage, and hair fall can hurt your hair length, volume, and style.
How fast does your hair grow?
Men and women have many biological differences; one case in point is their hair growth.
Recent studies have hinted that, although by decimals, men experience faster hair growth than women. For men, the average is 0.7 inches a month, while for women, it is 0.4.
Haircuts help care for your hair while tackling issues like dryness, brittleness, split ends and more. However, a haircut is only the first step, this needs to be reinforced by the right products in your everyday hair care routine.One way to go is the iluvia’s Complete Professional System, especially if you have oily hair affected by hard water and you’re looking to reverse this damage. Any good hair care regime has to start with a good cleanse and the Complete Professional System comprising our Hard Water Shampoo, Squalene Restorative Conditioner and Intensive Haircare Serum, provides exactly that. The mineral and salt deposits left by hard water on your hair and scalp can cause damage and that’s what the shampoo helps remove. With the conditioner, it’s about strength and elasticity. With the goodness of Olive Squalene Oil, this conditioner leaves no insoluble silicone deposits behind, leaving you with naturally softer and stronger hair. Last but not least, our Intensive Haircare Serum is loaded with Argan Oil and Baobab Seed Oil for the after-wash care to help you comb, style, and be free from tangles and frizz.