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How I Spread Out My Haircuts (and What I Ask For!)

how I go so long between hair cuts

I recently got my hair cut and colored. A ton of you asked how I spread out my haircuts and how I can go 9ish months without one. Here’s everything I use to keep my hair healthy! 

 

Wondering how to spread out haircuts? I usually go 9 months to a year without cutting my hair. Here are all the details on how I keep my hair healthy between each cut.

 

How I Spread Out Haircuts

First off, I have to mention that I don’t have any gray hairs yet. I know lots of you go often to the hair stylist to get root touchups and there’s nothing wrong with that! Do what works best for you and makes you feel confident.

I’m just sharing what I’m currently doing since lots of you have asked. So take this information and do with it what you will.

 

For my COLOR: 

  • I ask for partial balayage and a root smudge so the color grows out really nicely. If you get highlights up to your roots, they grow out quickly and look obvious. A balayage fades into the color so it looks way more natural and grows out nicely.
  • I also get toned, but that fades out after a few months and my blonde pieces turn a little more brassy. That’s fine, cause it’s not too bad. I could always go in and JUST get a tone — if yours gets overly brassy, that’s a quick and less expensive fix.
  • I have a full post about what I ask my hairdresser for HERE.

For my CUT:

  • I ask for long layers, and that allows it to grow out nicely and not have to worry about touching up bangs.

 

Products I use in between hair cuts:

  • Pureology Hydrate Shampoo – I’ve tried other shampoos and this is my favorite to keep my ends hydrated and happy.
  • Bondiboost Thickening Conditioner – it’s fantastic, but I’m not married to it. It definitely does make your hair appear and feel thicker and I love it for that, and it makes my ends happy as well. But I’ve tried other brands and love them too.
  • Olaplex #3 – I’ve been using this product for the last 3-4 years and it’s a game changer. I apply it to the bottom half of my hair about 10-15 minutes before I wash my hair (I just spritz with water so my hair is damp and then apply, then wait 10 minutes to get in the shower). It makes my hair super healthy and strong and smooth. I’ve tried other olaplex products and this is by far my favorite. (it’s on sale HERE)
  • Bondiboost heat protectant spray – this is a must! This one is lightweight and doesn’t make your hair greasy or sticky. I use this the most if I’m blowdrying my hair. About half of the time I remember to use it before I curl my hair.
  • It’s a 10 Leave in Conditioner – this is a great product that keeps your ends super hydrated as well so you don’t have breakage. I spray this on ONLY the bottom half of my hair while it’s still damp after a wash. I don’t use it in between washes.
  • Search and Rescue Biotin and Botanical Enriched Fortifying Treatment Serum – I apply this to the ends of my hair after curling or straightening my hair. It’s not sticky or stiff, and it smooths my ends and keeps them super healthy.

 

Other things that HELP:

  • Liquid Collagen – this is like liquid goal! It makes my hair grow so strong and fast and has helped my hairline fill in so much. It’s stupid expensive, but worth it.  My code MERRICK gets you $10 off, and if you sign up for their SmartShip program, it automatically ships once a month and you’ll get 15% off. I highly recommend that since you’ll want to give it at least three months of daily use to see results.
  • Washing my hair once a week – this makes a big difference!
  • Air dry my hair as often as possible – the less heat you use, the better. I never wash my hair and then go straight o bed. If I sleep on wet hair, I wake up with it looking super greasy and it’s never salvageable after that. I just wash my hair on a Saturday morning or Sunday evening and let it air dry for a few hours, and then straighten and smooth it as I curl it the next day.

 

I hope that’s helpful!

 

 

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9 Comments

  1. Katy says:

    This might be a DIFFERENT topic, but how do you only wash your hair one day a week? I work out 6 days a week and my hair gets sweaty so i feel like i need to wash it.

  2. Heidi says:

    What dry Shampoo do you like to use? I also struggle with the same problem the other person that comments does. Your hair is amazing!

  3. TechFalcon says:

    Its a great article, Thank you so much for the tips.

  4. Catherine says:

    I was also curious about which dry shampoo you use

  5. Sarah says:

    Thank you for sharing your tips on how to style your haircut and keep your hair healthy. As someone who struggles to find the time and money to go to the salon regularly, I appreciate these practical tips. It’s nice to know that with the right products and methods, you can go 9 months to a year without a haircut. I will definitely look into the products you recommended and maybe I just need to drop by THIS barbershop for my next haircut.

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