Trimming hair that you want to grow might seem counter intuitive but snipping your hair plays an essential role in your hair’s growth cycle, preventing hair breakage whilst ensuring that hair is strong and healthy. Trying to grow your hair can often feel like a mountainous task, so trimming it is probably not something that you want to do. Baring this is mind, we have set out the conditions under which trimming is necessary and does not have to be done as frequently as you might have previously thought.
- Reason 1: The ends of your hair are breaking off at a rapid rate
If the ends of your hair are breaking off rapidly then this is nature’s way of letting you know that you need to trim the ends of your hair. Intervening by cutting your hair will prevent further hair breakage.
- Reason 2: Split Ends
Split ends make the ends of your hair fragile and more prone to breakage. Split ends can result in endless breakage as the split travels up the hair shaft, so, snipping off split ends is a precaution against hair loss as well as improving the overall health of your hair.
- Reason 3: Your hair is shedding excessively whenever you brush/comb/wash it
Your hair sheds between 100-125 strands a day on average. Hair fall which is greater than this is a sign that your hair is damaged. Damaged hair is weak which makes it more prone to fall, so trimming off the damaged hair will improve the health and strength of the hair reducing the amount of hair loss.
- Reason 4: The ends of your hair are dry and brittle
Dry and brittle ends are an indication of damaged hair. Dry brittle ends are typically weak and fragile and will eventually cause hair to break so the best thing you can do is cut dry brittle ends off to improve the overall health and thickness of your hair.
- Reason 5: Your hair is limp and thin in appearance
Hair can look thin and limp when split ends taper off or when damaged hair is left to linger on. Trims will give hair a thicker fuller look.
How Frequently Should I Trim My Hair?
To keep your mane healthy and strong and to prevent hair breakage we recommend you trim your hair every 8-12 weeks.
A Helpful Tip
Because hair is dead matter, trimming the ends does not help your hair to grow but it does make hair strong and healthy. Hair growth is typically stimulated through scalp therapy. Try ProTress Scalp Therapy Energising Shampoo and Lotion, which improves the supply of blood around your scalp and increasing your intake of protein.