Post # 1
Is there any truth to this? I’ve always been so nervous to get a significant trim when growing out my hair. I’m seven months out from my wedding, and would like to have my hair a longer than what it is now:
Problem is I get balayage which dries out the ends so much. So should I have gross hair for the next seven months with no heat styling, or start getting trims on the regular? My original plan was a full colour and cut a week before the wedding with two trims until then, but the ends are really bad and could use more trims.
Post # 2
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
Ziggy2112 : Trims don’t cause your hair to grow. Getting rid of damaged ends will decrease the amount of breakage you have, which will help you retain length (depending on how much and how often you’re getting trimmed). So you may want to cut down on anything that will weaken and cause damage to your hair (lightening your hair, heat, etc.) so you can focus on retaining length until time for the wedding like you planned. Maybe try some strengthening and moisturizing treatments in the meantime to get your hair in better shape!
Post # 3
Ziggy2112 : I second what PP has said! All my life I have believed this urban myth that trims make your hair grow faster, which is a lie and doesn’t make any sense if you really think about it (your hair is dead. The live hair in your head has no idea what is happening to the ends of it.) I am also in the camp of having gross hair and just growing it out until the summer, and then getting a trim straight before my wedding 🙂
I have also tried a lot of ridiculous hair growth methods (olive oil, biotin), and sadly none of it has worked for me at all 🙁 so the only advice I have is to wait it out! Good luck! 🙂 xx
Post # 4
No it doesn’t make your hair grow faster, unfortunately!
Post # 5
sapphire27 : ya seriously who came up with this junk! I get so confused as to what to do. I’m just going to continue with minimal washing and no heat, and some treatments. Good luck to you too 🙂
Post # 6
Ziggy2112 : Honestly I think its the hair industry!! I remember when I was younger my hairdresser telling me that to make my hair grow faster I need to come in for a trim every six weeks… Lies!!
Post # 7
I think if you just get a dusting once in a while (less than 1/4″) it can help prevent split ends and damage, and thus help your hair to be healthier all the way to the bottom which makes it look more full. I wouldn’t get a full trim if you want to grow it out though.
Post # 8
Haha, I live in Sweden and I have been told this by EVERYONE my entire life…… So, I have had shoulder length hair that I hated for my whole life since my hair grows so fffff***N slowly, gah, now I have not cut my hair for a year and for once in my life my hair has grown to hit somewhere mid-boobs.
When I, before I quit cutting my hair, complained that my hair doesn’t grow longer than to reach the shoulders because of all the cutting, I was told that it was the “natural length” of my hair and that it would probably never be longer than that….
If I only would have known….
Post # 9
If you want to grow your hair longer, it comes down to absolutely one thing- protein.
Hair consists of protein, so you need a TON of protein in your diet and protein in your hair products. Eat as much protein as you can (meats, yogurts, dairy, dark leafy greens, whey shakes)! Also use keratin products! Keratin products contain healthy protein for hair to help it from becoming damaged.
Post # 10
I’d recommend letting the balayage grow out or not having it lightened quite as much. It looks awfully light on the ends compared to your roots. Bleach is soooo damaging. Your hair will love you if you stop bleaching it altogether for a while and get regular trims of about 1/4″ every 8 weeks. You can always get the balayage re-done before the weddding if that’s what you want. But the ends of your hair will be much less prone to breakage in the meantime, thus.. potentially more length.
My hair hits my jawline and I’m not going chemically process my hair until August, which is a month before my wedding. I’m naturally a medium brown, but I plan on going platinum with a very very pale pink wash for the wedding. I just want to take really great care of my hair until then. Also, if you don’t want to give up the balayage, see if your colorist can use olaplex. It will really help maintain the integrity of the hair shaft during chemical processing.
Regardless, I recommend at least 1/4″ trim every couple months. Hair grows an average of 1/2″ per month, so you would still have about 3/4″ of growth every 2 months, which comes to about 2 1/4″ inches of additional length by your May wedding. Without trims at all, you’ll only get about another 3/4″ of length, and your hair won’t look as nice. As others have said, it won’t help your hair grow to trim it… but it will keep dead ends from breaking off, so it will preserve length that you already have.
Post # 11
If you can do no heat, no colour for the next few months and then do a cut/colour before your wedding you’ll be better off. Other pps addressed the stupidity of that line, but if you lay off the heat you won’t have as much damage and won’t need to trim.
the best thing I did for my hair was stop blowdrying(or only on cold) and stop bleaching. I still get a few splits but they’re rare. I only cut my hair twice a year, more so for shaping and layers, and it’s past my waist now.
Post # 12
Eat healthy, take Biotin, trim your ends every 4 months and deep condition your hair every week (coconut oil works great)…your hair will look awesome for your wedding!
Post # 13
I agree with PPs, just let your hair be. Minimal heat, no bleaching, less washing. My hair grows like crazy and I almost never get split ends. I don’t use heat or products in it at all and I wash it every other day (any less and it’s greasy). Also, I have no scientific basis for this, but Darling Husband massages my head every night (not to grow my hair, just because I like it), maybe that does something.
Post # 14
I only wash a couple times a week and use dry shampoo for greasy days in between too. Gives me volume and it’s better for my hair and scalp to wash less. 🙂