Ask Jenny / by Jenny Strebe


Happy Tuesday everyone!! Today is my "Ask Jenny" post. Today's question comes from one of my favorite followers, Ashleigh. She wrote in:

So, my dad only lets me get my hair cut about every three months (I'm only 13)..... Is this really unhealthy for my hair? Since I have a looong time in between each visit, I obviously get split ends. I'm so glad you did a post on this because my split ends get really bad....


My next haircut is sometime in December, but I'm thinking about getting bangs, if my dad will let me that is(: So, what are the pros and cons of bangs?? And what styles/cuts for bangs are there?Well, thanks anyways. I really love reading your blog, so pleeeeease keep it up!!!!

Now Ashleigh was referring to my Can products repair split ends post I did a couple of weeks back. Ashleigh, first of all thank you so much for your question! I think its really awesome that your father lets you get your hair cut that often. I have quite a few teenage clients that don't get to come that often, so consider yourself lucky and your father, totally awesome! Second of all, you are right on track with your trims. Sounds like you have long hair, which going 8-12 weeks is totally acceptable. 
For clients that have short hair, I recommend coming in every 4-6 weeks. Short hair grows out so darn fast, so in order to keep it maintained, you need to get it trimmed pretty frequently. Mid-length hair I always recommend getting hair trimmed 6-8 weeks to maintain. With long hair, it really depends. I say don't go over 12 weeks, but 8-10 would really be ideal. You want to keep on top of those nasty split ends. 
If you are unable to make it 8-10 weeks, just make sure you properly take care of it. Use good shampoo's & conditioners and a leave in conditioner. If you hair is feeling really dry, try using a few hair mask treatments in between.

OK, now to answer your fringe aka bangs question. So having a fringe can be a lot of maintenance or little to none. Really depends on what type of fringe you go for. Side swept are the easiest, as they grow out they look like they belong. ;) A full fringe (cut straight across) is more up keep. I'd suggest going with a textured full fringe if you go this route. That way as it grows out and if you can't make it until your 12 week hair appointment, you can just brush them off to the side. Ashleigh my dear, I'm going to do a fringe post just for you! Its too much to answer, look for it tomorrow. ;) I hope I answered your question for now.  

Do you have a hair question you are dying to know? If so, don't hesitate to ask. Feel free to email me or message below. xo