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itsjustmeghan 11-29-2007 05:29 PM

How often do you trim?
just curious. i'm trying to grow my hair long, and have gone about 6 months without a trim. my hair isn't split at all and is very healthy. but i was thinking i might want it reshaped a bit. i'm just terrified of having it "trimmed" because they ALWAYS take off WAY more then i want, and with curly hair, it shirnks up even shorter then that.

so, how often do you get your hair trimmed when you're trying to grow it?
just curious! ;)

knitgal 11-29-2007 06:02 PM

I am a student and so funds are somewhat limited, but I try to get my hair done every 4 months at least. I think it would probably be fine if you went and got a trim just to reshape it. It can get a bit draggy looking if it doesn't get a trim once in a while! But, it's really up to you. Do you like the way your hair looks right now? If it's healthy (as healthy as dead hair can be), then you don't really HAVE to trim it.

itsjustmeghan 11-29-2007 06:12 PM

i don't really care for it right this second, but i think it's the length more then anything else. that weird right at your shoulders doesn't hang right kinda length. i also think that i jump into hair cuts to fast. when i want a trim i run out that day and get one. i don't think about it. so i think i'll wait one week, see how i feel about it, and if i think i need a trim still, then i'll go get one.....

silly me cut it all off after having a baby in fear of looking like a "frumpy mom". and yes, that was a total impulse haircut that day. felt good at the time, but i regretted it a week later....why?! oh why?! gosh i wish my hair would grow faster! :hair:

tootie44 11-29-2007 06:14 PM

I've been growing mine out forever it seems, and it is quite unruly right now. Finally made an appointment to get a trim after about 6 months.

stitchwitch 11-29-2007 06:18 PM

Growing out a layered cut as we speak that some hairstylist just insisted that I needed. I've been getting trims every four months or so but I color my hair so the ends are fried by that time. I'm about due for a trim and like you are somewhat skittish about asking for an end trim and ending up looking like Sinead O'Connor.

Samsam 11-29-2007 07:02 PM

I have very long hair (which I love) and I get it trimmed once every year or when it reaches my behind in a pony tail :)

cdjack 11-29-2007 07:20 PM

I've always thought that a little trim of the ends helped my hair grow faster. Or maybe some hairstylist told me that and I fell for it. :teehee:

Knitting_Guy 11-29-2007 07:59 PM

Ah ok hair, I thought it might be a toenail question :teehee:

itsjustmeghan 11-29-2007 08:00 PM


Silver 11-29-2007 08:10 PM

I like to get my hair trimmed at least every 4 months or so. You can go longer if you don't have any split ends. But I like to prevent split ends before they happen.

Contrary to popular belief, getting regular trims does not make your hair grow faster. It does, however, keep you from getting split ends, which as they worsen, break the hair up the shaft. So regular trims keeps your hair from breaking, therefore giving it the illusion of growing faster.

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