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The Big Question - January 10th 2014, 07:35 PM

This is something I've been debating with myself for a while now. I want to grow my hair, it's just sitting on my shoulders but before I cut it, it used to just sit over my chest, and it was a perfect length. Like here https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...65_n.jpg?lvh=1 (I'm the girl in the middle, in case you can't tell.)

That's the length I'm looking for. That was four years ago, but it was good and I imagine it'll look less silly when I curl it at that length.

The question is: Does getting your hair cut make it grow faster?

Some people say it does because it takes away the split ends and allows your hair to grow faster.
Others say cutting it is counterproductive and it'll grow if you leave it long enough.

Should I get it trimmed so it'll grow faster? Or should I leave it?


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Re: The Big Question - January 10th 2014, 07:53 PM

I'm definitely no hair expert so I'm sorry if I'm wrong, but I've always heard you should cut split ends to help hair grow.


   
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Re: The Big Question - January 10th 2014, 07:57 PM

Before I had my pixie haircut, I used to have long hair. I always cut the split ends and in about 3 months, my hair would grow almost an inch and a half.
I would cut your split ends, it always helped me grow out my hair!
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Re: The Big Question - January 10th 2014, 08:19 PM

I am working on growing my hair out right now too . I always get my hair trimmed regularly to get rid of split ends. This way, my long hair is healthier and doesn't break as easily. You can ask whoever cuts your hair how long to wait in between trims, but it really depends on how fast your hair grows. Every few months is normally a good idea . Also, I would make sure that you don't cut off too much hair too often because, as you mentioned, that would be counterproductive .


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Re: The Big Question - January 10th 2014, 10:31 PM

I don't really know the truth behind it all really. But I just cut the ends when they start looking a bit rough. I think it depends on the person as to how fast the hair grows. As long as you're taking care of it, though. My hair is hella long and I haven't done anything special to it.
   
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Re: The Big Question - January 11th 2014, 12:29 AM

Speaking from personal experience, it does for me. Currently, I have really long hair and I get it the bottom trimmed about 1 to 2 inches every six months. It is a great healthy practice to do since having narrow ends of hair at the bottom is a sign of unhealthy hair. Also, your hair growth depends on your hair and how you maintain it; for instance, if you tend to use a lot of hair gels, hair products, curlers, straighteners, etc. hair growth might be slow for you. I hope this helps and good luck!


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Re: The Big Question - January 12th 2014, 12:18 PM

Thanks so much for the responses!

I generally get my hair trimmed every six months, or less, so I will see about doing that more often. I don't use hair products often (says the girl who straightened her hair half an hour ago...) but I have recently started curling my hair occasionally if I'm going somewhere or for a special occasion. Maybe I should invest in rollers or one of those round brush hairdryers for that.

Thanks for all your help! All I have to do now is fix the shitty colour.


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Re: The Big Question - January 12th 2014, 04:39 PM

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Re: The Big Question - January 17th 2014, 07:09 PM

Cutting your hair does not directly correlate with hair growth, but rather it helps keep your hair healthy so it doesn't break which in turn helps it grow. So basically my point is that you should get it trimmed, but not too often. Hair grows pretty slowly so I would get it trimmed every 4 months or so so that you don't end up getting the little bit of growth trimmed off.


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