What part does trimming play with length retention?
So now that we have gotten all of the facts out of the way, what part does trimming play with length retention? It is safe to say that trimming will allow your hair to probably attain longer lengths because by keeping your ends fairly even, you share the stress of manipulation across all the strands which reduces breakage.
Well taken care of hair often grows to what is called the ‘terminal length’. This is the length where you will notice either slowed growth or just stagnant growth and the hair strand are tapered to the thinnest layer. The question is, if we trim the thinned parts can we reset our terminal length and achieve even longer hair?
Many individuals agree that you can and have tested that theory by maintaining a strict regimen of trimming and are able to see great lengths with their hair just by keeping up with trimming their ends. There is however one catch! You need to know when to trim your hair so that you are not regularly trimming away and progress from growth.
For example if your hair grows at about ½ inch per month, then trimming every three to four months will allow you to maintain most of your length and at the same time keeping your hair looking healthy. It would be completely redundant if you trim too much unless you just want to maintain your hair at a certain length.
With that said, does trimming cause your hair to grow faster? Errm no; But what it does do is helps the strands to remain as healthy as they can be while keeping the thinning areas at bay and removing any damaged split ends.
Adding a good trim to your regimen without taking away too much length can reset your hair and allow it to be at its healthiest so that you can ‘see’ more length. Not to mention that hair tends to look healthier with thick fuller ends than thin see through ones.
What are your thoughts? Do you think trimming your hair often has allowed you to see more length?
Originally posted 2012-06-01 19:00:15.