If we had to put a number on it, we would say eight weeks. But we won’t, because between bangs, bobs and layering, how often you have to trim truly varies.
The ‘going rate’ for healthy hair is set at 8 to 12 weeks to simply avoid frayed, split ends. But for everyone else, these are Hari’s house rules.
COLOURED OR HEAT-DAMAGED HAIR
Chemical processing, or heat styling, will up the ante, as the only way to reverse damage to hair is to lob it off. (Sorry!). Opt for a monthly chop to trim unhealthy ends whilst allowing some healthy hair growth to maintain length.
Then there are bangs, which need to be sharpened every other week to keep their shape.
Short cuts, lobs and bobs can be eked out to 4 to 6 week apart appointments for perfectly kept style.
FINE HAIR & MID LENGTH BOBS
The same goes for both long fine hair and the mid-length layered look. It doesn’t take more than 6 weeks before either can go from tousled and sexy, to suddenly disheveled and unshapely.
CURLY, COARSE HAIR
Some good news – finally. It takes as long as 12 weeks for a single strand knot or fraying end to form. Plus, as most of you tend to be vigilant about keeping your hair healthy, soft and moisturised, we don’t need to see you more than once every quarter.
We don’t need to see you more than every three months either. Unprocessed hair is at its healthiest, so your risk of split ends is minimal.