Haircuts can be quite scary for some of us. When you’ve been too comfortable wearing the same hairstyle for years, it is hard to take the leap and change your looks — we get it. Trying a new haircut can be daunting. But there are instances that a trip to the salon is inevitable. So how do you tell if you need to say goodbye to your old hair?
Here are 10 signs you need a haircut...
Sign #1: You Look Like You Could Take Rapunzel’s Place At The Tower
The most obvious sign that you need a haircut is when you are starting to resemble Rapunzel (you know the Disney princess with 70 feet glowing hair? Ring any bells?)
If you’ve managed to neglect your hair for so long and let it overgrow that far, then you better start making some serious life evaluations. I’m calling a 10-hour long intervention because miss Rapunzel, it’s time to let down your hair and have your hairstylist climb that tower for a much-needed hair snip!
Sign #2: Your Hair Lacks Shape And Volume
Remember the time when your hair had bounce? No? Then this is a sign for a quick trip to the salon. If your hair is looking limp and flat, consider getting a layered haircut to add some volume and give body to your shapeless hair. This classic 90s timeless haircut from @yourhairmom is universally flattering and will give your hair lift and movement.
@yourhairmom the ✂️ you need for VOLUME😍 #haircut #hairinspo #90shair #foryou #fyp #bomanesalon #fypシ #hairtok #hairdresser ♬ original sound - audios
You might also consider getting extensions to add more volume to your hair. Check out this TikTok from @yourhairmom for inspiration
@yourhairmom 👆🏽 for gorgeous, gorgeous hair☺️ #hairtok #hairextensions #foryou #bomanesalon #fyp #hairsolution #hairstylist #fullhair ♬ originalljud - 🔅
Sign #3: All You See Are Split Ends
Split ends might be the universal sign for everyone to go for a hair trim or to go get a shorter haircut. Split ends are commonly lighter in color and feel rough to touch. Snipping the split ends can make your hair look healthier and appear to look fuller.
Sign #4: You’ve Been Sporting The Same Haircut For Years
Sporting the same haircut for years can get pretty boring, so why not try a new one? Maybe you’ll even like it or maybe not but you won’t know that until you’ve tried it. Your new haircut can be as simple as getting a long bob, a fringe, or maybe you want to try a more drastic change and snip it into a cute pixie cut or the TikTok famous wolf cut. So go ahead and open Pinterest for some inspo and pin it to your board so you can show it to your hair stylist later!
If you are worried whether your hairstylist can achieve your desired haircut, you can check out our guide to find the best hairstylist and avoid a haircut nightmare. Read article: Avoid A Haircut Nightmare: Here Is How to Find the Right Hairdresser
Sign #5: You Get Tangles And Knots Easily
When your hair gets tangled easily, it means it is dry, damaged, or it lacks moisture. Hair knots or tangles can happen even to short hairs. A way to prevent this is by using a detangling spray or conditioning your hair to bring back moisture and smoothen the rope like mess. However, when the hair strands are too damaged and get tangled easily, cutting it short might be the best course of action.
Sign #6: Your Hair Is Not Framing Your Face
Another sign to get a haircut? Your current one is not framing your face. For those who have no idea that face-framing exists, it is basically a haircutting technique where your hairstylist layers the front of your hair to frame your face and produce a soft flattering look and accentuate your most beautiful features.
Still need us to convince you that this is what you need? Here’s a long face framing haircut from @yourhairmom that gives off 90s vibes with a face sliming effect:
@yourhairmom Universally flattering haircut to slim your face 😍 #haircut #hairinspo #foryou #fyp #hairstylist #fypシ #model #bomanesalon #beverlyhills ♬ Breakin my heart - Jodeci’s groupie
Sign #7: Your Locks Are Limp And Lifeless
Limp hair means your hair lacks body and texture. It appears to be flat and lifeless, giving you a dull and washout appearance. This is a common problem experienced by women with flat straight hair and it can drag down your face. If you want to add body and make your hair look thicker, consider using a texturing and volumizing spray like this Thickening Spray from LxH ($22.99) or save this video for your next haircut appointment: Long Bangs + Round Layers from @lillyvanbrooklyn
@lillyvanbrooklyn Changed my life one year ago #hairtok #hairtransformation ♬ original sound - Lilly
Sign #8: You’re Squinting Because Of Your Fringe
Squinting because you have bad eyesight is understandable but squinting because your hair is all over your face is not and it is a sure sign to go for a little trim. This is especially for those with overgrown fringe. If you have bangs that are pricking your eyes and making you lose vision, a little snip and bangs reshaping will do wonders to your overall appearance.
Sign #9: You Want To Take Care And Pamper Yourself
Sometimes we just want a day to a spa, get our nails done, and get a new haircut and highlights just to give ourselves its much-needed self-care. Haircuts are a mood and confidence booster. Pampering ourselves provides an uplifting feeling and is good for our mental health. So, you better not forget a trip to the salon on your next self-care day!
Sign #10: You’re Getting Over A Bad Break Up
Have you ever wondered why in every rom-com movie the main lead always gets a haircut after a bad breakup? It is because our hair safekeeps a lot of emotions and getting a haircut is a metaphor for cutting off relations and all the bad feelings away. According to some psychologists, it’s also a sign of regaining power and control in your life. The famous French designer, Coco Chanel, once said that “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.”
So, if you are going through a bad breakup or just got out of a relationship and want to feel better, consider getting the hairstyle you have always wanted to try. And hey, if the haircut does not go well, atleast no one will judge you and you can blame it all on your ex.
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