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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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  1. MiSonia MooreMiSonia Moore says

    No. It keeps your hair from breaking and having split ends, which leads to longer lengths. And most people that cut their ends too often actually have hair that stays the same length.

  2. Toni SettlesToni Settles says

    That would be a NO! Moisturizing, conditioning, protective styling, nutrition and plenty of water will help your hair grow. Trimming the split ends helps maintain healthy hair so it won’t split.

  3. Caramel KimmieCaramel Kimmie says

    only if your ends are really brittle and damaged, I usually trim my ends every (4) months if necessary but I also give my ends a baggy treatment (using sandwich bags, coconut oil and rubber bands for each section) once a week to avoid splitty ends, *very light with the scissors

  4. Highly Favored AngelsHighly Favored Angels says

    no I never trim my hair. I use leave in conditioner on mine and it is extremely thick and long. I think its all about the look. I I do decide to get my ends clipped , then I do it, because most beauticians don’t know when to quit..sissor happy

  5. Kay Johnson-CollinsKay Johnson-Collins says

    No because growth doesn’t come from the ends it come from the scalp, root. Conditioning and moisturizing, eating healthy is what causes your hair to grow. About the first 2 inches of your hair from the scalp is alive and healthy, receiving nourshments from your blood stream, and all the rest is dead, so no matter what length your hair pass that 2in is dead. Keeping the ends trimmed is very important because is stops that slit from traveling up the strand of hair. Smoking, drinking, drugs, prescriptions travel through your blood stream that travels to the scalp. That’s why its important to take care of ourselves because it effects of hair growth, texture, density. Always remember…GROWTH ONLY COMES FROM THE ROOT NOT THE ENDS. If you take care of the roots and the trimming of the ends then the benifits is extended length, and healthy growth.

  6. Soncerai Wootson WhittleseySoncerai Wootson Whittlesey says

    Dumbest myth how can making something shorter cause it to be longer?!?! Been natural 4 years and every year I cut mine into V layers and my stylist says you don’t need trims if your hair isn’t damaged or when it’s natural. Trims make neater hair styling that is all. I on,y straighten a handful of times a year anyway.

  7. Cleopatra Jones BestCleopatra Jones Best says

    as long as your hair isnt damage all you really need to do is dust your ends. lay off the heat and preserve your ends every night before you go to sleep & believe me you will start to retain so much length!

  8. Donna DavisDonna Davis says

    No, it actually helps with retaining more hair though, if done properly. This is why it’s important to really take good care of our hair, so we don’t have to cut so much off our ends, so often.

  9. Joycelyn CannonJoycelyn Cannon says

    Yes. I get my ends trimmed every 8-12 weeks. I make sure when I prepoo and deep condition to pay special attention to my ends. I dont heat style my hair but once a year. So typically when I return to my stylist, the trims are minimal or I dont need them at all. So that way, I am retaining length

  10. Chanell OChanell O'neal says

    I don’t get them trimmed as I would like to, but I can see it helping my hair grow faster if I did. It grows fast when braided and I get so annoyed because it was expensive to get them braided and I hate spending money on myself.

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