The myth that cutting hair can make it grow faster persists because, in fact, regular trims can improve the look and feel of hair. Trimming unhealthy split ends, will allow your hair to have less breakage, making it look thicker and even shinier. Healthy hair should have a steady appointment to be trimmed at half an inch every six to eight weeks, although this is true it is not something that we often do. Natural hair is high maintenance but we have to be willing to keep up our hair care routine if we want long lasting healthy hair; and yes that means trimming.
Healthy hair will have no damage or breakage if regular trimming and conditioning occur. It is fine to wait longer than eight weeks for a trim, but it is important to watch for split ends. Hair naturally begins to split around 3 months. To prevent any permanent damage from these naturally occurring split ends, you should schedule a trim with your stylist every quarter. Scheduling a trim every 3-4 months or 12-16 weeks will help to keep your hair healthy, strong, and split free.
It’s important to keep your hair neat and tidy, and a quick trim can do the trick. Keep up your annual cuts and your hair should continue to flourish!