Easy Ways To Avoid Trims

March 25th, 2012

Did you know that your hair grows approximately one inch every month? This is true for the average American, no matter the gender or age. This may seem cool and exciting if you’ve been trying to grow your hair out forever, but it doesn’t mean that if you go six months without getting a haircut then your hair will grow six inches. It may be true if you keep up to date with the style but if you don’t get it at least trimmed every six weeks, your hair will only create split ends which serve almost as clogs that prevent the hair from growing. If you don’t want to spend the extra cash to go out and get your hair “sheared” every six weeks, there are a few tricks you can perform in the comfort of your own home to maintain that great hair.

One of the best ways to keep your hair in good shape between haircuts is to wash it regularly. Notice, I didn’t say daily- I said regularly. Your hair doesn’t need to be cleansed every single day because it already carries natural oils that keep your hair moisturized. If you wash it daily, it becomes more dry than before and makes the ends of your hair feel crispy, making you believe you have split ends. This is only going to make you want a haircut since you think the ends are split and that just contradicts your point of saving money from haircuts.

Another tip is to be sure and brush your hair-this one you can do daily! Make sure you really do it daily because as the day goes on and as you get more busy, your hair gets caught up in the mess of the day too. Factors like the wind, hairspray, and your own fingers make such a mess out of your hair. The oils in your fingers create greasy looks, the wind creates snarly textures and hairspray makes hair so stiff that it can’t even be run through. That’s why you should always use a hairbrush at the beginning and end of everyday to help maintain a soft texture for you to handle your hair between haircuts.

One of the reasons I have to get my haircut is because of the fast rate that it “bulks up”. It begins to get thicker the longer I wait between cuts and eventually I can’t stand it anymore. To help lengthen the time between my haircuts, I like to change up my styles. Try to wear your hair in a ponytail or even just tie the parts back that feel bulky. Getting the bulk out of my way makes me feel like it’s not even there so I really like to play with my styles; plus it keeps variety in each day of my week!

These are a few of my favorite ways to keep my hair pretty for longer. It saves me so much money to do these few tricks because I don’t have to cut my hair as often. Do make sure to keep an eye on the amount of time you wait between each cut. Don’t go six months without a trim because your hair will really become damaged in that time period. I typically don’t go any longer than two months. Bust out the shears only when you need to but don’t forget about them!

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