There is a lot of debate over whether or not cutting hair makes it grow faster. Does it actually work?
Today on the blog we’re debunking this common hair myth. Keep reading to learn why cutting your hair doesn’t actually make it grow faster or thicker. Plus, we’ll share our top tips for healthy hair growth.
Regularly cutting the ends of your hair does not make it grow faster. The average rate of hair growth is around 0.5cm to 1.7cm per month and this rate depends on your follicle and scalp health, not the tips of your hair. While trimming is a healthy hair practice, it will not make hair grow faster.
Your focus should be on your scalp rather than your ends to stimulate hair growth.
Cutting hair will not alter your hair density. The thickness of your hair strands is determined by factors like your genetics, environment, age, and health.
However, while cutting hair won’t make it grow thicker, it can certainly make it appear thicker.
If you have split or dead ends, your hair can appear very thin. Removing split ends makes your hair look healthier and thicker. Split ends can also spread, causing breakage and hair loss. That’s why getting regular trims (at least every three to four months) is a healthy hair practice.
Getting a short haircut can also make thin hair appear thicker. Long hair can look weighed down if it’s thin, so a short and airy haircut can create a fuller appearance overall.
Trimming dead ends does not make hair grow faster, but it can help it grow healthier. Any new hair growth will break off or split apart if you have split, brittle, or dry ends.
You should aim to trim your hair every three to four months. This is around the time that dead-ends can start to form. A good rule of thumb is to expect to cut off anywhere from a quarter-inch to a half-inch. If it has been a while since your last trim, you may need to cut off more.
The time between hair trimmings can vary depending on the health of your hair and how quickly it grows back so it’s best to get a stylist’s recommendation.
To promote healthy hair growth, you should focus on healthy hair practices. Below are a few steps to put in place into your routine.
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How often do you cut your hair for healthy hair growth? What tips and tricks do you use to grow your hair faster? Tell us in the comment section below!
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