The frequency of getting a dry cut for curly hair varies depending on individual factors such as hair type, length, and desired style. However, as a general guideline, it is recommended to get a dry cut for curly hair every 2 to 4 months.
Curly hair tends to have different characteristics compared to straight hair. It often has more texture, volume, and elasticity. When getting a dry cut, the stylist can assess the natural shape and movement of the curls while they are in their dry, natural state. This allows them to tailor the cut specifically to the individual’s unique curl pattern, resulting in a more precise and flattering style.
The reason for a longer time span between dry cuts compared to traditional wet cuts is that curly hair doesn’t require frequent trimming to remain in alignment to a specific style. Curly hair styles tend to have a greater “looseness” about them.
However, it’s important to note each curly hair style will vary. Some styles will start to look bushy at the ends and flat on top, or men with shorter curly hair may have fringes that need attending to every 6 weeks.
If people with curly hair have colour, the hair strands may become more porous or dry so more frequent trims and/or treatments to maintain hair health, shape and ease of styling may become essential.
Even if you have a longer curly hairstyle, your hair grows at uneven rates. So your “style” will always need reshaping at 8 weeks even if not much gets taken off the length. To keep your curls looking their best between cuts, it’s essential to follow a great hair care routine for your curly hair. This includes using products specifically formulated for curly hair, such as sulfate-free shampoos, moisturising conditioners, and styling products that enhance curl definition. Regular deep conditioning treatments, avoiding heat styling tools, and protecting the hair from excessive heat and environmental damage can also help maintain the health and integrity of your curls.
You may even want to consider “co-washing”.
Short for conditioning wash, Lily Jackson Hairdressing offers products that clean and condition the hair without lathering soap suds that can dry out the hair and make it feel straw like or astringent.