If you recognize yourself in one (or more) of the eight points listed in this article, it certainly means that your haircut needs a sprucing up! So, the verdict?
Having long hair is good. Healthy is even better! Indeed, there is nothing wrong with sticking to its length, but be careful: not at any cost. Sometimes a good cut is more than necessary and can only do the hair some good. To reject this idea is to step back the better to jump. Indeed, it is better to cut a few centimeters regularly, than to have to sacrifice a large part of the length at once. Still, hesitating to cut your hair? It's normal. After having been patient for months, even years, until reaching a certain length, it is not easy to take the plunge. To help you do that, let's take a look at these eight signs that your hair needs a cut!
Hair straighteners, hairdryers, coloring, rubbing... These are all factors that can explain the appearance of split ends in your hair. Certainly, there are all kinds of them, they are more or less easily recognizable and do not focus only on the ends of the hair, but one thing is certain: split ends are inevitable and do not subside! Indeed, a split point is a point that will remain so until it has been cut. Worse, split ends even tend to worsen and rise higher and higher in the hair ... In short: it is better to spot them and get rid of them as soon as possible. Keep in mind that there is no miracle cure once the forks are installed! In addition, this phenomenon is most often accompanied by a change in texture: is your hair dry, brittle, more difficult to disentangle? It's a certainty, they need to be cut.
Even by increasing the amount of care and avoiding external aggressions as much as possible, hair wear is natural and therefore inevitable. And as the tips are much older than the roots, they are also necessarily more damaged! The result: Even though your hair is voluminous by nature, it can eventually become thinner as it grows longer. In fact, little by little, the hair naturally becomes thinner and more fragile, which results from a gradual loss of scales and keratin.
This is why, when hair thinning is globalized, in other words: it affects the entire hair - roots, lengths, and ends - the problem can come from elsewhere (hormones, food, hair products, etc.). But when it focuses on the ends, there is no doubt: the hair becomes thinner because it is damaged and a good cut would do it the best. The goal: get off to a good start!
In addition to this loss of scales and keratin, which causes thinning of the ends, the natural wear and tear of the hair is also a source of melanin loss. Have you noticed that your hair becomes lighter at the ends? This is completely normal, again this is a sign (especially noticeable on dark hair) that your hair needs a good scissor lift. Be careful, we are obviously not talking about lightening caused by a coloring technique - ombré hair or tie and dye style - but rather a natural phenomenon out of your control.
Volume and movement are no more than distant memories for you, and even the best performing hair products can't help? It's high time to refresh your haircut! It's a fact: over time and as the hair grows, the cut (or rather what is left of it) disintegrates until it ends up not looking like much ... Rest assured, in most cases - if your hair problems are limited to this one - no need to sacrifice many (and precious) centimeters of length: a light layering can be enough to invigorate your hair and give relief to your hairstyle.
If it lacks shape and is damaged, it is inevitable: you can only find it harder and harder to style your hair and it is even a miracle if you can still bear it. Result: your beauty treatments are limited to ponytails and other updos, and even when you make the effort to detach your hair, you always end up lifting them up during the day... Long if they are still attached? There is no mystery: you need to bet on a new cut! Indeed, only a hair change will make you want to take care of your hair and highlight it as it should be.
Sometimes the hair can be healthy without you feeling comfortable with the cut. Do you want a change? Don't give it up just because it took you years to reach a certain length, but don't go for it with your head down either. Indeed, once your hair is cut, there will be no turning back. What do we advise you to do then? Proceed step by step. Indeed, cutting gradually will allow you not to miss the haircut with which you will feel really good. And then, why not turn to a hairstylist? His advice could be valuable to you!
Your hair is curly in nature, but do you have the impression that your curls tend to disappear? Again, this is a warning sign. There's no point in drowning it in texturizing formulas, if your hair doesn't curl, there's a reason and the need for a good cut is often the source. That's why we recommend that you part with your damaged ends so as to revive your hair and regain the beauty of your curls. You only need a few scissors to find them flexible and well-defined.
Do you avoid having your hair cut because your goal is to gain as much length as possible, but despite your efforts, you feel that it is no longer growing? Be aware that this is because your tips have deteriorated so badly that they break before you even notice any gain in length. In short: at the roots, your hair continues to gain inches, but it is at the end that the problem arises. In order to remedy this, once again, there is no quick fix: you have to find healthy hair and therefore cut the damaged part, otherwise, it will not stop breaking.
So, did you identify with one or more of these eight points? If the answer is yes, you know what you have to do!