There is one hair myth that has been around for the longest time. I think it is time to debunk it. Myth: Cutting your hair makes it grow faster. So, does cutting your hair make it grow faster? Truth: No, cutting hair does not make it grow faster. The rate of hair growth depends on genetics and hormones and cutting hair does not affect either of these factors.
However, getting regular trims can help your hair look healthy which also prevents split ends.
5 benefits of trimming your hair regularly
- Trimming your hair regularly can help to prevent split ends and keep your hair looking healthy.
- It can also help to make your hair easier to style and manage.
- Regular trims can also help to make your hair appear fuller and thicker.
- Regular trims can also help to encourage new growth, so if you are trying to grow your hair out, trimming it regularly can be helpful.
- Finally, trimming your hair can also help to give it a neater appearance and can make it look less frizzy.
How do you know if it’s time for a trim? How many inches is a trim?
A healthy trim cycle for your hair is usually 6 weeks. But who has time to go that often to the salon? Cut your hair every 3 to 4 months if you are maintaining your hair’s length. But if you want to slowly grow your hair’s length, you can trim it every 6 weeks. There might be times when you feel that the ends of your hair look dry and damaged. Then you don’t need to wait for six to eight weeks. Get a trim right away. Trim your hair depending on the length of the damage.
How often should you get it cut if you have this hair type?
Type 2 Wavy
If you have wavy hair, you can wait for 10 to 12 weeks before getting a trim. But for wavy hair with fine strands, you can trim it earlier.
Type 3 Kinky & Curly
Kinky and curly hair usually gets trimmed every 6 months or twice a year. This is because hair growth for this hair type is not obvious.
Type 4 Coily Hair
For this hair type, a regular trim every 12 weeks is recommended. Coily hair tends to be on the dry side so the ends may need regular trimming.
How often should you trim your hair?
We already debunked the myth that trimming your hair makes it grow fast. So how often you should trim your hair depend on the needs of your hair. If you have dry and damaged hair, maybe it’s time for a trim. If you are experiencing split ends, it’s time for a trim. But trimming is not the only solution for split ends and dry hair. Make your hair grow healthy by using proper hair care products and creating a healthy hair care ritual.
How do you Stimulate Hair Growth?
There are many ways to stimulate hair growth. And trimming is not one of them. Here are ways to promote hair growth and make your hair look healthy and shiny.
Eat foods that promote healthy hair
Consume foods that are rich in protein, biotin, iron, vitamins and minerals that make the hair grow healthier and faster. Food like eggs, spinach, berries, sweet potatoes, spinach, fatty fish and nuts should be part of your hair growth diet.
Use the right hair care products
When choosing hair care products, choose the one that makes your hair grow faster. There are many shampoos and other hair care products that help stimulate hair growth while keeping hair healthy. Find hair care products that contain biotin, aloe vera and essential oils like Rosemary oil and Lavender oil.
Try essential oils
Using essential oils like tea tree oil and peppermint oil stimulates hair growth by promoting blood flow to the scalp, bringing nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicles. Almond oil is another essential oil that helps in preventing hair loss and promotes hair growth. Massage these hair oils on your scalp or use them as an addition to your shampoo or your hair mask.
Avoid heat treatment
Using too much heat to style your hair weakens the hair strands and promotes hair breakage. The heat from heat styling tools can make your hair look dry and damaged
and can cause split ends. When using heat styling tools, it is recommended to use heat-protectant hair spray
to shield your hair from too much damage.
Get a regular scalp massage
A scalp massage is a good way to relieve stress and promote relaxation. Stress is one of the major causes of hair fall, so removing stress from the equation will help in preventing hair fall. Massaging your scalp can also stimulate hair growth.
Keep your hair and scalp clean
Healthy hair comes from a healthy scalp. Keeping your scalp clean will support healthy hair growth. Wash your hair regularly, using chemical-free shampoo to avoid stripping. You can use other hair care products like dry shampoo or co-wash to keep your hair clean without the harshness of your regular shampoo.
Trimming your hair regularly does not make the hair grow faster. But what it does is it makes your hair grow healthier. Having healthy hair is not just about cutting or trimming the damaged part. Healthy hair is a process and it should come from within. What you put inside your body, and how you take care of your body greatly affects not only your hair but your skin and overall appearance as well.