We've all heard of the standard haircut rule. The one that says you're supposed to get a haircut every 6-8 weeks. However, that rule doesn't apply to everyone, especially not too curly or kinky-haired girls. Curly and kinky textures usually require more day to daycare, but less trims. How often you should get a trim depends on a lot of things including hair type, texture, length, and how often you use styling tools. It also depends on the goals you have set forth for your hair. For example, if you want to retain length then cutting your hair every 6-8 weeks may not work best for you. So how often should you cut your hair? Read the 4 tips below to find out.
1. If your curls are damaged or you are currently transitioning it's recommended to get a trim every eight weeks.
2. If you have 3C-4C hair it's recommended to get a trim every 12 weeks to keep your curls hydrated an refreshed.
3. Supposing that you are trying to maintain a short afro, you should get a haircut every 4-8 weeks depending on how fast your hair grows. Keep in mind that hair typically grows an average of 1/2 inch every 4 weeks.
4. Want to grow your hair out and it's already pretty healthy? Getting a trim 2-3 times a year will suffice.