This is a challenging question that I have been asked on many occasions by my customers. I have customers who love their long hair and suffer just by thinking on cutting it. In contrast, I have other customers who visit the salon every four to six weeks for a trim.
In my experience as a cosmetologist, some of the types of hair I frequently encounter are the following:
Fragile & Thin hair – It depends if chemicals are applied, but regular care may be needed.
Bob or Pixies style – Require more care and visits to the beauty salon to trim and reshape it.
Thick & Long –Less maintenance as long as is not damaged.
Based on what I hear from my customers, I believe that you don’t have to wait until you have splits ends or your hair looks damaged. You could have the best care for your hair as possible, but the reality is that every day our entire body is exposed to heat, air, pollution, and so many things that our eyes can’t see. Sometimes we tend to use hot tools or chemicals that eventually anything that we put on our hair in an excessive manner may end up damaging it. If at any moment you start looking at your hair with lack of shape or when you try to style it, lacks volume and body, it might be time to cut the layers or just a trim to help manage it.
Some of the techniques that I use on my hair to keep it as healthy as possible, is the use of a good hair mask at home to maintain it hydrated. I also tend to use a good heat protector when using a curling iron, flat iron, or sometimes just the hairdryer. When customers ask for a recommendation, I tell them to pay close attention and their hair will let them know when it is time for a cut. In general, if someone's hair requires high maintenance, my recommendation is to visit a beauty salon every two months for a trim or just to shape it. If my customer has long to medium hair in length, I would tell her to trim it at least every three months to keep it shiny and healthy. Of course, there are cases that regular care is needed so every four to six weeks is necessary to keep the desired style. Not all cases are the same, every person is unique and I strongly recommend you to talk to your cosmetologist if you need a second opinion.
At the end, this is what I tell my customers, “Don’t be afraid to cut the ends of your hair or the necessary inches that it needs. Once you do it, your hair will thank you for it. Believe me, every time you do it, you will feel better, lighter with a healthier and brilliant hair. Try to take care of your hair as any other part of your body. You have to provide the necessary nutrients and tools to take care of it, but the essential part is very simple, every time you feel your hair needs it, go for a trim to keep it happy”.
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