Hair Trims

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i don’t get my hair trimmed regularly, but that’s because when i get a haircut, i get it CUT. being a hairstylist, you’d think i’d follow the rules, but that’s the one rule i don’t really follow. when my hair gets too long and/or dry and damaged, i have it all cut off. 

but if you want long hair (and you want it to be pretty), you do need to get it trimmed regularly. trimming your hair won’t MAKE it grow, but it will keep it healthy so it CAN grow. if you’re one of those girls who is afraid of scissors touching her hair, it’s even more important to get regular trims. i’ve had women in my chair who haven’t had their haircut in years because they’ve been letting it grow and/or they just like it long, then they panic when i tell them that they have at least 4 inches of damage that needs to come off. if they had gotten regular trims, then would only need the half inch trim that they originally wanted, but since they waited so long the damage just kept getting worse.

so yeah, if your goal is to have long, pretty, healthy hair, it’s better to stay on top of it and get your hair trimmed regularly to avoid having to cut off a larger amount later on.

Post # 3
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559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I get my hair cut/colored every six weeks. I’ve actually been trying to grow my hair out since January and it’s grown from just above the chin in January to just about at collar bone now. Since I’ve been trying to grow it out, my stylist trims my hair at every other appointment, which is every twelve weeks. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My hairdresser is a bridesmaid. She is a friend who happens to also be my stylist. LOL. She will be doing my hair, eyelashes and make up the day of my wedding next August. I have hair past my shoulders and want it longer for the wedding. We are doing slight trims every 10 weeks, just taking off the damaged ends. She has me taking Biotin for good strong hair and nails and I am doing a keratin treatment.  I also have started washing it every other day vs. every day and using a dry shampoo when needed between washes.  Healthy hair grows faster! I’d like another 5 inches for the wedding.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I haven’t had my hair cut for over a year!! I’m pretty lucky as I don’t really get split ends, the only thing that is pushing me towards the hairdresser is that it’s way too thick now all the layers have grown out.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hair is going to grow at the same rate whether you trim it or not.  Hair is techincally already dead once it leaves your scalp so what you do to the ends will not help or hurt it grow.  The only reason to trim it is to cut off split ends to make the ends look healthier.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

pinkshoes:  True. But if you don’t trim it for a year you will have a lot more unmanageabke dead ends. If you use a straightener or heat on it every day, trims are a must for healthy hair.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 1975

southernbelle92:  I get my hair trimmed MAYBE every 6 months. More like a year in most cases. I had my hair cut in March 2014 to a shoulder length bob, and it’s now mid-Oct 2014, and my hair is right past my shoulder blades. It’s been growing a lot (could be the prenatal vitamins I take). I used to get it cut every 4-6 weeks, and I would say a trim/just the ends and there would go 3+ inches everytime. I got sick of that, so I stopped going so frequently. My hair continues to have lots of shine & health and very minimal dead-ends.

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