10 Things You Should Know About Cutting Your Hair

1. Short hair takes work: Cutting off your hair doesn’t make hair care any easier. Shorter cuts usually require more frequent trips to the salon to keep the shape and style fresh.  This will cost you more money and time in the long-run.  On the bright side, you will use less shampoo, which will save you money when it comes to buying your hair care products.

2. Cutting your hair often doesn’t make it grow any faster: On average, hair grows about a half an inch per month. The ends of your hair don’t effect the follicles in your scalp, which determine how fast and how much your hair grows. Trimming just  keeps hair more healthy as it grows.

3. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket: Make sure you have multiple options for  your short cut.  What looks good on someone else might not be right for you.  Your stylist might explain that the cut may not be right for your hair texture or facial features.  Have a couple of backup pictures, just in case.

4.  Scale Back on The Trims: Hair begins to split around the 3-4 month mark so if you are getting your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks you can give yourself a little more time in between each trim.

5. Longer hair means heavier hair: Which means that shorter hair is lighter, and if you have curls or waves, they’ll get looser with less weight. Long hair will weigh down the curls and waves to be more relaxed, but short hair is going to make your hair texture tighter.