Knowing when you should cut your hair all depends on what look you’re trying to achieve. Some people experience faster hair growth than others but it’s important to note that people generally grow about half an inch of hair a month. This should you give you a good idea of how often you want to cut your hair from a macro perspective.
If you’re trying to achieve a man bun or a top-knot, for example, you may not want to cut your hair for a while as getting frequent cuts will delay your desired look. However, getting trims every month or two won’t hurt as touch-ups are actually recommended to get rid of any dead-ends that you may have.
every so often may actually help you stay sane, believe it or not. Although you’re still cutting your hair, you’re not undergoing a full haircut as there is a distinct difference between the two. People who try to grow their hair out also become frustrated at times as many of them go through what is called “the awkward stage,” which is basically where they attain a look that they don’t find attractive.
If you’re trying to grow a man bun, then you may become frustrated when the sides of your hair start to grow out if you originally had an undercut. If you’re just trying to retain an undercut, however, then you may find yourself getting a haircut once a month or once every other month. After two months, it becomes pretty noticeable as the sides of your hair will have grown out to an inch or so. As someone who has had an undercut for several years now, I can say that it’s one of the easiest hairstyles to retain as you don’t have to get your hair cut too often and you usually only have to worry about getting the sides of your hair trimmed as many people often let the hair on the top of their head grow out.
For those of you who are rocking shorter hairstyles, you can expect to get a haircut more often than others depending on how short you’re trying to go. I’m a person that’s had it all for the most part. I’ve shaved my head, had short-length hairstyles, and medium-length hairstyles. I still have yet to grow my hair out to man bun’s length but perhaps I’ll see that happen one day. Whether you’re serving in the military or just prefer retaining a buzzcut, you’ll need to get your haircut at least once a month, so every 3-4 weeks to keep your hairstyle looking fresh.
It’s just hair
In the end, hair is just hair and regardless of length, you can always achieve a hairstyle that looks sharp, even for those that are still in the awkward phase. Never say never; there’s always a way around things and by doing the little things, you’ll allow for the big picture to stand out. If you’re growing out your sides for the first time, own it, and own it hard.
Be confident in whatever you do and wherever you go. Hair products will go a long way and can sometimes allow your hair to mimic other hairstyles. I’ve always found that slicking my hair back using some hair product will allow me to keep a clean look while growing my hair out. Whatever you may be dealing with though, always remember to stick to your roots and remember the goal that is at hand. Be patient and remain wise.