If you’re trying to grow your hair out, chances are you’re avoiding getting a haircut like the black plague. But you may actually be making your hair look worse! Trimming your hair on a regular basis won’t stop it from growing. On the contrary, it’ll look healthier and encourage growth! Not sure if you’re in need of a haircut? Here’s five surefire signs it’s time to stop in for a trim.
1. Your ends are split and dry
The biggest sign that you’re due for a haircut is to take a quick look at your ends. Are they fried? Dry? Starting to split? If so, it’s time to get in for a haircut ASAP!
2. Your hair is just being funky
Sometimes no matter what you try, your hair just won’t go your way. Your layers may be haphazard, your ends may be hard to tame or you may find that your hair just somehow isn’t right. When this starts to happen, it’s likely you’re in need of a haircut! Pay attention to your mane as it’ll give you clues it’s time for a trim.
3. Your sides are uneven
Whether your hair is short, long or layered it may not all grow at the same speed. That’s why you should check every once in awhile to be sure your sides are even. If your hair is looking a bit lopsided, schedule a haircut!
4. You can see your roots
If you dye your hair or have highlights, your roots will be a great telltale sign of when it’s time for you to get a haircut. If you’re starting to see regrowth of more than an inch or so, you may be due for a root touchup and a small trim, too.
5. You can’t remember your last haircut!
As a general rule of thumb, you should try and schedule a regular trim at least every 6-8 weeks. So if you can’t even remember the last time you saw your hairstylist, it’s definitely time to squeeze in an appointment! Regular hair cuts will keep your ends nice and healthy.