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Hair Length Guide: 3 Things To Consider Before A Haircut

There isn't a woman who wouldn't like to have long, luscious hair. Hair gives us an amazing look; it is an integral part of our beauty and the main thing that makes women so beautiful. 

Unfortunately, many individuals don't invest time in grooming, thinking that it's too much work. But what if we told you there is a simple way of maintaining your hair?

Before you can do it properly, it is necessary to categorize your hair. That way, you will know what you can do with it and what you need to avoid. First and foremost, you will need to learn more about its length and type.

The main things you need to know about length and type

Hair length is probably the most important factor that needs to be taken into consideration when making any cosmetic alternations. You don’t have to be a genius to realize why. Longer hair gives us more options, but at the same time, it requires more nurturing.

All hair can be categorized into 3 main groups: short, medium, and long. While short hair doesn't offer many possibilities, there are ways to make it interesting. Medium-sized hair is much better as there are numerous things you can do with it. Lastly, longer hair can look really nice, it requires quite a dedication, and there are numerous ways of altering its appearance.

Now, let’s discuss various hair types.

Straight hair is the most common type of hair in the world. It is rather easy to assess its length, as it doesn’t curl. Perhaps the best thing about straight is that it can easily be manipulated and changed. It is really silky, which means you won't have to struggle as much as you would with other hair types.

 Wavy is the second type on our list. It is a bit bent, so it will be harder to assess the actual length of the hair. Keep in mind; if you have 12 inches, it will go down almost to your shoulders.

 Curly hair is the trickiest of the bunch. Most women are annoyed with it and would prefer having straight (or at least wavy hair) for maintenance purposes. However, that doesn't mean it's bad by any stretch of the imagination. If its 12-inches long, it will be 1 inch off your shoulders.

Relying on hair length chart

Before you start doing things to your hair, it is recommended that you learn more about the hair length chart. It is a visual tool that helps us categorize our hair, how it looks, and what kind of texture it has. This chart will help you understand how you would look with a particular style. That way, once you go to a hairdresser, there won't be any nasty surprises.

3 things to consider before a haircut

Now that you have a proper basis, it is much easier to plan your next trip to a hairdresser. Still, there are certain things you will need to ask yourself:

  1. Are you sure about the hair length?

Now, you need to be certain that your hair has a certain length to it. You shouldn't make any predictions blindly, but you need to be sure this is your actual length. This will impact the whole experience in the beauty parlor. Furthermore, even if you don't want to go to a salon, but instead want to try some other stuff such as wigs, and hair extensions, you will have to know your length.

  1. Consider its texture

After figuring out length, it is necessary to figure out the texture of your hair. Perhaps the most common mistake is when women think they have wavy, but they have curly hair instead (and vice versa). Not every hairstyle is suitable for a particular texture, so you will need to consider this in advance. Don't ask hair professionals to create a certain hairstyle if your hair cannot support it.

  1. What’s your face shape?

Lastly, you will need to consider your face shape and how it all matches with the hair. Most people omit this information, but it is really important for the final product. If you get any random haircut, there is a good chance it will backfire. Knowing yourself is half the battle; once you have better information, it is much easier to find a style that will compliment you.


Now that you know all of this, it is easy to understand why certain haircuts don’t work well for you. There are lots of factors that need to be considered, and oftentimes, women have a skewered image of themselves.

Of course, all of these tips and tricks also work for wigs, hair extensions, and weaves. Keep in mind that not all women love wigs. However, regardless of your hair type, there will be something for you!