Spoiler alert: Trimming your hair does not stimulate hair growth.
But wait, there are SO many benefits to a hair trim that we hope you’ll read on.
Even though a trim doesn’t make your hair grow faster, it does make your hair appear healthier, thicker, and shinier. By trimming, the older, weaker portion of the hair strand, you can avoid having your hair break off further up the strand. By reducing split ends, a good trim protects the hair you have. Getting a good trim also makes us feel better, builds confidence. And we love spending time catching up with our favorite stylist!
Benefits of a good hair trim
“Basically, if you don’t have a trim, your split ends will run riot and likely split further up the shaft eventually snapping and making your hair short, which stops it from growing long. This way, your hair can continue to grow healthily from your roots, but the ends won't fray and snap shorter. So while cutting your hair won't make it grow faster, it will ensure that the length you have is strong and beautiful, rather than wispy and damaged. Hence, trims can help your hair to grow longer,” explains Glamour’s Elle Turner.
How often should you get trimmed?
In general, you should get a regular trim about every 4-8 weeks. If not, then your hair will become dry and brittle at the ends and break off.
Like a lot about hair, everyone is unique and your specific trim frequency depends on your length, growth rate, and texture.
Maximize your Trim
When you schedule your trim, ask your stylist about any special treatments focused on hair health.
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There is no silver bullet to hair growth. Life brings with it natural changes in the rate of growth of our hair as we age. Like other parts of our bodies, genetics plays a large role in determining our hair condition. Other factors can definitely help (or hurt) our hair. Why not give your hair follicles their best chance at growing thick and strong hair? After all beautiful hair starts with happy hair follicles.
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-Abigail + David
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