So you told your stylist you want to grow your hair out. And they told you to get a trim every 6-8 weeks?! Are they bonkers?
The short answer…no!
Trims keep the ends of your hair healthy. Once the ends start to split and fray it’s dunzo. Nothing will permanently fix split ends. There are short term remedies like Brazilian Blowout Split End Remedy or products from Pureology and Redken that help treat splits. However to truly “fix” split ends you need to cut those bad boys off.
What happens if you don’t get that regular trim? Basically your ends will be disintegrating at the same rate that your hair is growing and it will seem like your hair stops growing at a certain length. Or your hair ends up really wispy on the ends. Reminiscent of rat tails.
I tell my clients to trim hair every 6-8 weeks if they want to grow or if they have long hair. Short hair clients I ask to come back 3-6 weeks. This is about the time it takes for a short haircut to lose it’s shape. Hair grows at different rates so a haircut will eventually lose it’s shape. On average, hair grows about 1/2 inch per month, give or take some depending on health.
So if you’re wanting to grow your hair, get regular trims and use good products to promote scalp and hair health.