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How often should I get a haircut?

The answer is not that simple, in reality, it depends….


First, you need to decide what kind of style or look you want to achieve. Your barber will be able to help with this if you are struggling to find a style that suits your needs or style. A barber can give you suggestions based on a number of factors such as your face shape, hair type and length, your activity level, your daily routine, and how much time and effort you want to invest. Another thing you must consider is your geographical location, for example, here in Vancouver the weather is very humid and wet so make your life easier by choosing accordingly. In this article, we will go over your maintenance routine to keep your hair looking fly.



Skin Fade (once a week)


The skin fade is probably one of the haircuts that actually requires the most maintenance, even though it is the shortest of the styles. If you want your hairstyle to constantly look amazing, you should be going to your barbershop once a week. There are a couple of reasons for this, first is the fact that once you go short you don’t go back…. Just kidding but it is very easy to get used to that short clean look and when it starts to grow out you will feel its too long and all the details of the haircut start to grow out



Short Hair (Every 2-3 weeks)


For a short hairstyle, 2-3 weeks will keep your hair looking good. This is because hair grows ½ - ¾ of an inch per month. With that much regrowth, the hair starts to look messy, especially your neck hairs. Also, by that time the hair might start touching your ears and that might be annoying. To have an idea of what kind of look and style this hair length offers you can take a look at how actors such as Brad Pitt, Chris Hemsworth, or Cristiano Ronaldo usually wear their hair.


Medium Length Hair (Every 4-5 weeks)


If you like that long, loose, textured and slightly slicked back hairstyle you should visit your barber every 4-5 weeks to keep it under control. When your hairstylist or barber cuts your hair they add texture in certain areas and they create a foundation for the hair by allowing the longer hair to rest on the shorter hairs and as this grows out you will notice that the hairstyle just doesn’t look the same, as the shape and foundation have started to grow out. This is also the time frame you should aim for if you are trying to grow your hair out, but we will talk about that in another blog.



Long Hair (Every 6-8 weeks)


This is Jason Momoa's type of long hair! first of all, to get your hair to this length it would take 2-2.5 years so the last thing you want to do is not take care of your long, luscious hair. You want to trim it every 6 to 8 weeks to keep it looking healthy, especially if you regularly apply heat to it. What happens if you don’t trim your hair is that you will start to get split ends and what that means is that one single strand of hair will split into two to three strands and if not trimmed these split ends will slowly start to spread and split the hair higher and higher up the strand causing the hair to get shorter. When this happens, it does not allow your hair to grow longer. You can protect your hair by using a heat protector prior to applying heat or just letting your hair air dry naturally, although that might be difficult here in Vancouver.



Now that you are equipped with the knowledge on how to always look good, book your next appointment at Pintor Barber Vancouver and start your hair journey on the right foot.