The benefits of a hair cut
✂️I hear a lot of I haven’t had my hair cut in two years; and every time it breaks my heart. So what I’m going to do is give you some information about how your hair works and the reasoning behind having your hair cut every 6-8 weeks… I promise it will be worth it.
✂️Let’s start with your hair, what is it made of? Keratin is a tough protein that makes up not only your hair strands but your nails as well.
✂️On your scalp is thousands and thousands of things called hair follicles which go under the surface of the skin, this is where your hair bulb is and where the hair cells divide and grow to create more hair.
✂️Now once that tiny bit of hair leaves your scalp it is dead, and the further away from your scalp it gets the less nourishment it receives from the oils on your scalp.
✂️Now each hair follicle has a hair life cycle and some hair follicles go through these stages for longer than others and others are shorter, it’s different for each strand other wise you’d wake up one day with no hair.
These cycles are called
✂️* Anagen (growth phase): Most hair is growing at any given time. Each hair spends several years in this phase.
✂️* Catagen (transitional phase): Over a few weeks, hair growth slows and the hair follicle shrinks.
✂️* Telogen (resting phase): Over months, hair growth stops and the old hair detaches from the hair follicle. A new hair begins the growth phase, pushing the old hair out.
✂️This is the same process for every hair on your body, including your eyelashes and your eyebrows.
✂️Now you know the basics let’s really get down to business and discuss why you need to have a hair cut regular.
✂️As I mentioned earlier once that hair leaves the scalp it is dead and the longer it gets the older it is and the more it is prone to damage as it’s not getting those essential oils.
✂️We’ve all heard about split ends but what are they really? Your hair strand is covered in cuticles and these cuticles when damaged lift up. A bit like roof tiles and once that cuticle has lifted it exposes the hair hair shaft to the elements causing it to weaken and break. Once this has happened it is irreversible. You cannot fix a split end and all it will keep doing is working it’s way up your hair shaft lifting and splitting, leaving you with dry damaged hair. Which is why we need to cut it to prevent further damage.
✂️So remember when we say a cut should be every 6-8 weeks it’s because we need to prevent that damage. But you won’t end up with short hair with continuous hair cuts, you will end up with longer hair as on average it grows 6 inches a year, so that little nibble every 8 weeks just helps towards the health of your hair.
✂️Pls book your appointment in advance or when you leave to avoid disappointment.