(Closed) to bees who trim their hair every 2-3 months whats your result?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I get my hair cut once every 6-8 months.  I know I should get it trimmed quite a bit more, but I really just let it go.  I know it could look a lot cleaner if I did trim it, but I also like the length of it (mid back).  I typically go in phases where I grow it out for a few years and then I chop it for Locks of Love.  If you want to grow it out and they are cutting too much off every time you go in…I would just stop getting haircuts.  But then again I’m laaaaazy with beauty and no expert so if someone else has a better idea listen to them instead haha!

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

My hair grows crazy fast and I cut it 2 times a year. I think cutting it often just makes it so there aren’t any split ends and the bottom of the hair isn’t as dead. I would go more often but my stylist is far and has awful hours. Luckily she does an amazing job and Is pretty cheap so I suck it up. I really do find drinking a lot of water helps my hair grow. I cut my hair to just below shoulders at the end of December and it’s already just above my waist.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

When I want to grow my hair, I tell the stylist what my goal is, and ask that she only cut the absolute minimum necessary as far as the split ends.  But I’m pretty bad about getting my hair cut frequently! It’s really up to you what you want done.  They can give their opinion about what they feel you should get, but at the end of the day it’s your choice! So if you don’t want it cut that often, let them know.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’ve had my hair cut every eight weeks and I’ve had it done every six months and it still ends up pretty much the same length. The only time a hair dresser wasn’t snap happy was before my wedding I had it done every 8 weeks and the hair dresser was the one doing my wedding hair. She wanted as much hair as possible so she only cut off the split ends and my hair actually had a chance to grow! 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

When I had “long” hair (gotta be honest and say that it’s never been longer than BSL), I’d get it trimmed once every three months, and to be honest, the only thing bad about not cutting it frequently was the split ends (and I have this horrible habit where I play with and pick at them). Also, my hair grew at the same rate until it reached BSL regardless of how often or rarely I cut it. 

My Mother-In-Law cuts her own long hair (it’s long and straight and parted down the middle like a flower child, w/no bangs, so easy to do) by “dusting” the tips when they get split ends. She then sees a stylist whose specialty is color and says that she gets her hair cut somewhere else (which is technically true). Nobody gives her any grief about it. Maybe try doing the same? 

EDIT: Oh, but this only works for long hair. If you ever decide to get a short bob or a pixie, frequent cuts to maintain the shape and style are absolutely necessary (3-5 weeks for a pixie, 6-8 weeks for a chin-length style). 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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VintageGirl1020:  

Getting your hair cut every 2-3 months will absolutely not make it grow faster. I get my hair trimmed when I want a change in length or when the ends start to make my hair look messy instead of following the 2-3 month “rule”.

When I do go in for a trim I ask them to take the absolute minimum off to get rid of the damage. If you are taking care of your hair, there is no way you should have had to get 6 inches taken off already this year. Also, are you sure they are actually taking of 2 inches every time you go in? Hair grows an average of 6 inches per year so unless your hair grows extremely fast your hair would be shorter now that it was at the start of the year.

Anyways, I think you should try a different stylist or learn to stand up for what you want when you go in there. I have never found it necessary to have more than an inch and a half off even when I go for a year without a trim. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Idk why people say/think your hair grows faster when you cut it. Your hair grows from the root, cutting the bottom has absolutely 0 effect on the root.

your best bet is to stop damaging your hair, ie bleaching, flat iron, curling. This will help prevent split ends and general damage so that you don’t ‘need’ to cut it. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee

I agree with pp. I went to the salon last weekend and was so embarrassed because I hadn’t gotten a haircut since October and the stylist flat out told me I didn’t need to get trims as often as people make it seem. She said  that we have to let our hair just grow and do its own thing especially if there really isn’t any damage. She also said trims don’t make it grow any faster. 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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VintageGirl1020:  I moved four years ago and still haven’t found a stylist I love. I used to come home upset about my hair and my DH finally talked to me about how I need to stand up for what I want when I get my hair cut. I know it can be hard but just say “I’m unhappy that I haven’t gained any length following your recommendations so I want to try something different.”

If your hair still looks healthy at the ends, skip a trip to the salon. There’s really no point in going if your ends look healthy. That way you won’t even need to deal with the stylist’s pressure.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

If you don’t have damage you absolutely don’t have to trim! It’s nice to keep the style, but no need to cut split ends if you don’t have any. 

 

Tbh I mostly don’t cut my hair bc I’m cheap/lazy lol. But I also don’t do much damage to it so it doesn’t look bad after 6months without a trim.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

If they are cutting off nearly 2 inches every 2-3 months your hair would be slowly getting shorter over each visit, since hair generally grows 1/2 an inch per month. 

When I want to grow my hair I don’t cut it for a year or more. I do like getting regular trims only to maintain the length I want, because it looks fresher, and styles better.

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