Wednesday, April 11, 2012

How Often Should I Get My Hair Trimmed

I know...I want it to grow. You want your hair longer, stronger and healthier too. It almost seems counter productive if you are trying to grow your hair longer, that you would want to get it trimmed, but the truth of the matter is it needs it. The real question is how often should you have your hair trimmed (or get your ends dusted)!

The longer your hair is, the more sun, blow-drying, gels, elastic bands, hot irons, chemicals, rubber bands, and in some cases, garbage hair care products, that hair has been exposed to.

The average head of hair grows about one-half inch every month, and on average, hair should be trimmed (or the ends should be dusted) every 6-8 weeks. The texture of the hair is one of the factors that determine how often you should have your ends trimmed.

If you keep your hair trimmed on a regular basis, then you only need to get about 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch trimmed off, when you do get your ends trimmed. Now on the other hand, if you haven't had your hair trimmed in a while then you will certainly need more.

Reasons Why You Should Trim

Examine the thickness of your hair both at the roots and on the ends. Does your hair get thinner and thinner as it gets longer and longer? Are your ends frizzy and split? Well, not only will regular trims eliminate these issues but when done on a regular basis, they can minimize and prevent these issues from occurring.

Because so much damage has been done to the ends of the hair by the time it gets long, from environmental conditions, improper styling routines and other various forms of abuse, trimming your hair on a regular basis will help to keep your hair strong and healthy. The lack of trimming can be brutal in the long run.

You should have your ends trimmed to not only have your hair look, and feel better (as if that wasn't reason enough) but to help your styles "fall" into place easier, cut down on those tangles, frizzy ends and keep your hair looking gorgeous. The result will be a smoother, more polished-looking style, with very little loss of length and change in style.

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