The Shelf Life Of Hair And How It Relates To Your Trimming Schedule

1acWith that said any sort of manipulation is what will dictate how often and when you should trim your hair to eliminate damage. Now don’t get me wrong, since we all manipulate our strands, if you wanted to keep a schedule just to catch any damaged areas you can very well do so and be just fine.

Just realize that you have the choice of also waiting to trim your hair according to how your strand looks.

Does cutting your hair often make it grow faster?

Girl no! That’s a myth and it came from the fact that when men shave their beards, the hair seems to grow in fuller and longer than ever before and quickly too. This is all due to male hormone activity and has nothing to do with the hair on your head. The good news is, your hair is always growing so your job is to retain that length the best way you can.

Apply everything you have learned about hair care to do just that but trust and believe if you cut your hair often you will have short hair, no science there, just pure common sense.

If you want to figure out what determines your growth rate then you have to look at what you are dong internally ;What you eat, how much water you drink, your level of physical activity and of course genetics. All of these components together affect how fast your hair grows and how much hair you actually have on your head.

When you trim your hair, you are doing it for two reasons only, aesthetics, and to prevent further damage; That’s it! So if you prefer your hair to fuller perhaps, then trimming thin ends will do the trick. If you prefer your hair to remain long keeping your ends because you do not see any split ends then that is also your choice.


How do split ends cause further damage?

Well that’s easy, if you take a piece of string and split it in half just at the end, and you keep playing with the string, playing with the string, that little split will travel up the string until you end up with two strings.

The follicle cannot hold two halves of a strand so the hair falls, it might fall before it gets to the follicle because the strand also becomes weak. The best thing to do is eliminate the split before it gets bigger, so that you can preserve the strand, its better to have a hair strand one inch shorter than to lose it all together.

When someone says your ends looks unhealthy they just mean they do not look appealing, because the truth is once the hair strand leaves the follicle it has no health, its dead. What it has, is an appearance, it looks shiny or it looks fluffy, or it appears fried, bushy or thin, its all semantics really, the point is your trimming schedule is pretty much a choice. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise

In conclusion does hair have a shelf life?

Yes and no, it does because of what you do to your hair on a daily basis, but it doesn’t if you do nothing to the strand. More manipulation will mean a shorter life and less manipulation? Well you can expect those babies to last a while!

How often do you trim your hair?

Originally posted 2014-06-23 15:00:09.

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About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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