As much as you dread haircuts, getting one is important for your hair to remain strong and healthy in the long run. Want long hair? Get regular trims. Want healthy hair? Get regular trims. This is because chopping off the ends (which are the first to go dry and develop split ends) protects the rest of your hair and helps it grow healthily.

Your hair needs to be pampered as much as your skin. Oiling, nourishing with home-made hair masks and rejuvenating hair spas gives your hair an added boost of hydration and keeps it soft and shiny. However, it’s not enough! Apart from all the hair care routines, you need to go for regular haircuts too. If you don’t know when exactly the time to go chop-chop is, then we’re here to help you with just that. Below are signs it’s time to get yourself a haircut...

When you notice split ends
 

When you notice split ends

Split ends are your hair’s worst enemy! When you see the ends of your hair turning frail and thin, it’s time you go for a trim. If you want to avoid breakage, then do not delay! The splits can progress all the way up your hair-length which means you will have to cut your hair a lot shorter than you might like if you delay.

When you colour your hair too often
 

When you colour your hair too often

If you are someone who likes changing the colour of your hair way too often, then remember to also go for hair trims frequently. The ends of your hair are the oldest and most fragile, which is why you need to protect it from colour damage. When your hair is damaged by colour or bleach, you will experience lots of colour fading and notice that your hair has lost elasticity.

Over-use of heat-styling tools
 

Over-use of heat-styling tools

Using heat-styling tools daily can make your mane frizzy. If you run your palms through your hair and if your hair feels slightly coarse, it’s most likely due to heat damage. Therefore, keep your curlers and hair irons at bay for some time and turn to deep-conditioning treatments and a trim to limit the damage.

When you’re always keeping your hair tied
 

When you’re always keeping your hair tied

If you notice yourself never leaving home without tying your hair in a ponytail or bun, it’s time you get a trim. Damaged hair is most difficult to manage, which may be why you’re keeping it secured all the time to avoid further damage.

When your hair is turning flat
 

When your hair is turning flat

A fresh haircut will leave you with bouncy and voluminous locks. If it’s been too long since you’ve experienced happy hair, then it’s time to go chop-chop. Flat hair is a sign of damaged hair and means you need to get a trim ASAP!