Post # 1
So only 1.5 months to go and I am obsessing over details. One of them is my hair.
I’ve been growing out my hair since last July and I have only had one hair cut since then (in January).
My ends are in pretty bad shape. Will that affect my updo? Should I get a trim?
This is my hair now. (straightened in this picture) horrible no makeup face
This was my hair last July. I can’t wait to chop off my hair after the wedding and have this cut again.
Post # 3
I’m surprised your stylist didn’t want you to have regular trims (10-12 weeks) while growing out. It actually hurts the growing process to not have the ends trimmed.
Anyway, I would probably talk to your stylist. You’re going to have to get a LOT trimmed off to clean it up, so she/he may suggest just leaving it until you chop it after.
Post # 4
my hair was just a liitle longer,(and layered) than your picture from last July, and Ihad a beautiful updo.
Post # 5
@vorpalette: Agreed. I’m surprised as well.
OP if your ends are really as bad as you say you may just get a light dusting trim to really remove the fried ends as a band-aid of sorts for your wedding.
You can also do a K-pak conditioning treatment (made by Joico) to help the overall condition of your hair and ends. They are relatively inexpensive and you can get the packet at a local beauty supply store. Put on your hair and put your hair up under a shower cap and wrap your head a towel (the more warmth the better). Leave in for 30 minutes and then rinse.
Post # 6
I don’t think NOT getting a haircut will affect your updo. I am a serial non-trimmer, mainly because I cut my own hair (about once a year). Trimming the ends has zero effect on what’s going on at the roots. It won’t make your hair grow any faster, I promise. That said, having trimmed ends will make your hair easier to style, since split ends tend to tangle.
Bottom line: if you want a trim, get one. Your hair is plenty long enough to take at least an inch off without it affecting any updo you might get.
Post # 7
@von1976: I am also a serial non-trimmer. I am very low maintenance with my hair and I hate the way products feel in it. My usual routine is to get it cut about every 6 to 8 months, but when I cut it, I CHOP it. I usually go pretty short. I do not have a usual stylist because I don’t think they would recognize me.
Post # 8
You’re lucky that you can be low-maintenance! I have to blow dry and heat style every day, and have to trim every 7 weeks, otherwise my hair is unruly. 🙁
Post # 9
trimming does not make it grow faster but if you have split end galore, it will fray all the way up the shaft therefore breaking off. So trims aka dusting 1/4 of an inch every 6-10 wks depending on how much heat you use on your hair is the healthiest thing to do! I recently cut 4.5 inches off in July(stress reliever I think was the reason) and my hair has grown back mostly already.Like an inch a month. I also take prenatals and Biotin 5000 mcg. No split ends. That and all my bleached blonde regrowth was cut off too. Been brunette for almost a yr. and its so healthy now!
OP get like an inch off now and then maybe a PWC:)