How often do you get your hair trimmed when you are trying to grow it out?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Although I am sure my hairdresser hates it, I only ever get my hair done every six months (that includes highlights and a trim).

I also had a graduated bob when I returned to work in September 2012. I literally cut it off once and then started growing it back right after. I’ve had trims every six months since and my hair is now about 4 inches past my shoulders.

As long as your hair seems like the ends aren’t getting too dry or split, I don’t really see the need to trim unless it needs styling to freshen it up.

Post # 3
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

My hair grows super fast, so I usually get 5-6 inches taken off about twice a year (it’s mid-back to lower-back in length).  However, I don’t brush, blow dry, style or dye my hair, but I do take a multi-vitamin and fish oil daily (not sure how much of a difference that makes lol).

Post # 4
4050 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

When I grow my hair out, I really only go in when I notice my ends looking shabby. If they look dried out and split, I’ll go in. I don’t really keep track of how often that is. If your ends look good, then I wouldn’t bother going.

Post # 7
1263 posts
Bumble bee

IzzyBear:  I think it depends on what you do to it… if you blow dry daily/flat iron you need to trim every 6 weeks or so to keep the ends healthy to prevent breakage. If all your ends split and dry out and you go in in 3 months, you’ll have to have that much more cut off to get it healthy again.

I go every 6 weeks as much as possible because I do bad things to my hair. I’m about 4inches away from my goal and should be there by the end of the summer!

Post # 9
850 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

8-10 weeks for me, growing or maintaining. Because I have super curly, frizzy flyaway hair and its more prone to breakage to lovely sleek locks.

Post # 10
484 posts
Helper bee

MRS-K:  I only cut my hair every 5 or 6 months, or when I feel like it needs a little trim. I have thick wavy hair, so I only really need to wash it every three days, and I don’t blowdry or heat style it unless I have a special event or something I want to style it for. That helps a lot with keeping it healthy. I also began taking biotin and a prenatal vitamin (not pregnant, nor planning on it any time soon, but my doctor friend says its a good idea) every day a few months ago, and I’ve noticed that my hair and eyelashes have grown quickly as a result. If your hair looks and feels healthy, i.e. no split ends, then I don’t think you need to cut it. If you do decided to get a trim, you can just tell them you want a “skim” or have them dry cut it first.

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Post # 11
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

MRS-K:  I had a concave bob when FI proposed in 2011. From then I started growing it for our 2014 wedding. My hair is down to my waist now! Plenty long enough to have options for wedding hair lol. So I grew my hair for 3 years and prob got it cut 2-3 times per year. I only straighten it every few months and only get a semi colour when I get a cut. 


In saying that, my hair drives me nuts. Chopping it all off after the wedding! I am 23 years old and teach year 11/12 studnets…. Let’s just say I NEED to look older lol 🙂 

Post # 5
6137 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

It’s a myth that getting your hair trimmed helps it grow faster, so don’t worry about that.

That said, my hair is down to my lower back and I only get it trimmed when my ends start to look “bad”. Or when it starts to get too long lol. I wouldn’t waste the money getting it trimmed unless your ends look pretty bad.

Post # 6
8030 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i go twice a year to get my hair cut.

Post # 8
650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

MRS-K:  You sound like me! Last time I REALLY cut my hair was back in 2010 but it was up to my ears (never again lol). I let it grow and it seemed like once it got a little past my shoulders it just stayed there–for the loooooooongest time. Now it’s down to right above my butt and I want to cut it so bad but I know I’ll regret it since I want it long for my wedding in March. I don’t get regular trims because I don’t use any heat on my hair at all (maybe once every 6 months) so it’s really healthy and doesn’t need to be trimmed.

Post # 13
1382 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

MRS-K:  I am growing my hair out from an impromptu pixie. Before that cut, I only did twice a year, and my hair was okay. Nothing special. Now I get it cut about every 5 weeks or so, and it’s so much more healthy looking. The trims (just like a 1/4 inch) help to stop split ends from moving up the hair shaft, or so I’m told. I have noticed I have less split ends, and less of a ‘feathery’ look to my tips. I’m taking biotin and vitamins and it seems to have increased growth rate, but nothing super drastic. It mostly helps with strength of the hair – if it breaks less, it grows faster!

Post # 14
2524 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

MRS-K:  I have very curly hair, I only go when it looks like it needs it.  (I have pretty healthy hair, it rarely splits or breaks.)  The last time I went in was February.  I do take a prenatal, b complex and omega oils.  I take them for a completely different reason, but since I have my hair has felt so much healthier.  I don’t think it makes it grow faster, but it definitely seems to make it less prone to breakage.  

I also rarely heat style my hair (1x a month at the most.)  That really helps. 

Post # 15
40 posts
  • Wedding: March 2015

I actually don’t have a stylist.  I’m very curly, so none have ever cut my hair right without big prices.  A curl specializing place was the worst.  If I didn’t like their bad on me suggestion, my hair was ratty, ugly, poor condition, etc.  Gee, that’s why everyone there before I said no to bad cuts and color thought I had amazing hair.  George Michael was great, said no layers, told me to refuse all dye or bleach because my color was perfect on me.


I just trim as needed. If a curl gets a fuzzy end, I trim it.  I know if I straightened my hair I’d have some crazy ends, but the curls hide that.

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