Post # 1
Like so many, I want to grow out my hair for my wedding (in July), and like many, I’ve been told that it helps to get regular trims. But..really? How could cutting my hair shorter possibly help it grow longer? Is this a secret ploy of the hairdresser industry to get you to pay for haircuts even when you expressly don’t want one? Can anyone explain the scientific mechanism by which trimming hair could lead to longer hair?
Post # 3
It doesn’t help it grow faster (that I can tell), it just keeps it healthy. The hair at the bottom is upwards of 4 years old (depending on your cut) so trimming that off helps to keep it stonger.
Post # 4
I don’t think it necessarily makes your hair grow faster, but trimming does make your hair healthier and can give it the appearance of growing faster. If you don’t get regular trims, you run the risk of getting split ends and then your hair breaks off leaving it looking bad.
Post # 5
Trimming gets rid of the split end so it doesn’t break off as quickly, giving the appearance of faster growing (compared to untrimmed hair).
Post # 6
Nope, doesn’t help it to grow any faster. Like the other girls said it just prevents breakage. My hairdresser hasn’t given me a trim in months (other than my bangs) because she knows I’m growing it out. I just use deep conditioners to keep it healthy and I’ve been taking prenatal vitamins which have seemed to make it grow pretty quickly!
Post # 7
I don’t know… right before Christmas I chopped off 10 inches of my hair & now I have a shorter, angled cut and it grows SO fast. I have to get it cut every month or else I look unloved. It’s still at my shoulders, so its not a pixie or anything!
Before I chopped it all off, I got my haircut like maybe twice a year & it never seemed to grow an inch! If I decide to grow it out again, I’ll probably get regular trims (even if this is an old wives tale)!
Post # 8
I think it does – then again I think its in my head, haahaahaa
Ask Miss Nachos – I think she’s a hair dresser….
Post # 9
well for me it only looks more healthy not grow faster.
Post # 10
This is absolutely not physically possible. Your hair grows from your scalp, not your ends. Anything that causes your hair to grow longer will be from some internal bodily cause.
It’s just an illusion.
Post # 11
As a hairdresser….most people had it right NO Trimming your hair does not make it grow faster what it does it take off all the split ends so it appears much healthier. There is no secret ploy people who get trims regularly have much nicer hair(this is not always true but mostly)… WHY because it does not matter what you do to your hair what you put on it … the hair you see is dead there is no “repairing” it… i always hate when products and treatments so they will repair your hair… thats not possible.. what they do essetially is “mask” the problem.
So the when you get regular trims you are cutting off the most damaged hair.
As far as when you cut your hair short it seems to grow fast than when it was long… yes because on a shorter style even a 1/4 to 1/2 an inch can make a huge difference in the look of some haircuts as to when you hair is long you would not even notice that it was any longer