Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2018 - Leu gardens, orlando
I’ve been havin teeny tiny trims every 3 months but wondering if i should leave it a bit longer?
I don’t use any kind of heated appliance and use deep conditioner but i know you shouldnt leave it too long in between trims even when growing it to avoid split ends.
How long can i leave it for?
Post # 2
i am by no means a haircare professional, but i’ve been growing my hair for 5 years (went all the way from short messy bob to mid back length) and trimming it once every three months worked just fine for me 🙂
Post # 3
I used to go every 6 months but I knew what my hair was like and knew that it took me a long time to get split ends when I basically never did anything to it.
To be on the safe side I recommend just doing what you’re doing.
Best tip I have is wash your hair as little as possible, natural scalp oils are fantastic for growing hair.
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull
I have long(ish) hair. I get it cut twice a year maybe. I keep it well conditioned so rarely get split ends.
I agree with MsPeanutbutterPenguin: natural scalp oils are your friend! I also use Argan oil on mine and sometimes take hair and nails tablets 🙂
Post # 5
There are only two reasons to trim your hair:
1. To stop split ends. If you don’t get split ends, you’re just removing good hair.
2. To keep it looking neat (ie. the ends are all as long as each other in a straight ine) until it’s grown. It depends how much you care about this. If you mostly wear your hair up, or it’s curly, I can’t see trims are necessary.
The most important factor in growing your hair is the length of your shedding cycle. That’s why some women can grow their hair to their feet, whilst others (like me) can only get to shoulder length ( or a few inches at the front) before it sheds and regrows.
Post # 6
Depends how fast your hair grows and how quickly you hope to have it long. Unless you have visible split ends you are having perfectly fine hair removed and its going to take longer for no reason. I grew my hair out from short bob length to almost sit on it length in 5 years. In that time I only had it cut/trimmed twice a year. I perfer to trim my split ends individually as I find them.
How often are you washing/deep conditioning? The oil your scalp produces is beneficial to your hair and washing it away frequently will slow growth and cause weaker hair.
Post # 7
I always keep my hair super long but cut it off in an experiment last year that was a fail – it’s well below my shoulders now, thank goodness!
I get a trim once every three months and that seems fine for me right now. I have a friend whose hair is shorter than mine and her hair splits really easily (I think partially becasue it brushes against her shoulders all the time rubbing at the ends and partially her hair type) – anyway, she needs to go more often.
I’ve definitely learned that taking care of your ends is really important when growing your hair out. You absolutely don’t want to let your ends get really frayed or split for a long amount of time – they will just split further up the hair shaft and then break off, giving your hair the appearance of being shorter. If your ends are healthy with only a trim every 3 months then I would say you are fine. I wouldn’t go a lot longer than that unless you keep an eye on your ends. I tried trimming my split ends on my own, but found that (for me) I wasn’t able to cut the hairs close enough to the end and ended up with a bunch of shorter hairs where I cut off the split ends. A professional cut is best for me, haha 🙂
Post # 8
rasmus: I only cut my hair when my ends start to look bad or when I want to add layers or something. It’s a myth that your hair won’t grow unless you trim it. Hair grows from your roots and has nothing to do with the ends of your hair.
Post # 9
The hairdresser recommended to me exactly what you’re doing. A trim every 12 weeks.
Post # 10
i’m not growing it out, i just get good haircuts that last. but i only get my hair cut 2, sometimes 3 times a year.
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel
rasmus: I think every 3 months is not too bad. I been growing my hair for the past 4 years from over the shoulder length. I usually go and get my ends cut every 6 months, I think if I did less than that I would feel like my hair isn’t growing much. But is really up to whatever works for you.
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2018 - Leu gardens, orlando
Unfortunately in the summer I end up washing and conditioning my hair every day as I get very hot and sweaty, and when I get up in the morning it’s Oswald even brushing doesn’t tame it. I dont have to wash it everyday in the winter though
Post # 13
I think I generally get three haircuts a year so every four months about. I’ve always been told it’s healthy with no split ends and they don’t trim a whole lot usually. Mostly I go for my bangs because they become unbearable. I really want my hair to my lower back and am so far to the end of my shoulder blades. So far it’s been about two years. I’m hoping by another two I’ll be at the length I want. I wash my hair everyday but I do not apply any heat such as blow drying or straightening.
Post # 14
I get a trim every 6-8 weeks because I blow dry and flat iron my hair every week. If I didn’tsubject it to such cruelty I’d probably stretch it to12 weeks.
My girl is also REALLY good about just taking whats damaged off and no more (1/4inch max)… I’m recovering from a bad trim when she was busy and the woman took almost 2 inches off… I nearly cried.
Post # 15
I personally get my hair cut only when I think it needs it. If I start noticing split ends, etc I get it cut. I don’t have a set time frame I go by.