You’ve probably heard your stylist mention that you should be getting trims every 8 weeks. If you’re trying to grow out your hair, you might think that defeats the purpose, but it’s actually exactly what your hair needs. Trims don’t necessarily help your hair grow faster, however, they do help in promoting healthier hair which in turn makes it look like your hair is growing more quickly. Besides, who doesn’t want healthy hair?

Avoiding trims for the sake of long hair is the exact opposite of what you want to do. Regular trims get rid of split ends and any further damage, which immediately makes your hair healthier. Your hair type is also an important factor in hair growth. If you have thinner hair, you’ll need trims more regularly compared to thicker hair.

Of course, regular trims aren’t the only thing that helps with maintaining healthy hair and growing it out. Cutting back on how often you style your hair with heat, avoiding tight ponytails, sleeping on a silk pillowcase or using silk rollers are all important factors. General health, dietary habits, and endocrine function, including thyroid, low iron or anemia all affect hair growth as well.

Take a look at the photos below where Dayna only took two inches off her client. There isn’t a huge difference in the length but her hair does look significantly healthier. Ready for your next trim? Call us today to book your appointment.