DOES HAIR TRIMMING AID IN HAIR GROWTH?
Two experts weigh in on the topic...
Cutting your hair regularly is essential for healthy and good looking hair. However, cutting or trimming does not actually make the hair grow faster. Getting a trim or cut on a regular basis ensures that you get rid of split-ends and dry ends, making the hair look healthier. Split-ends cause a lot of hair breakage and thus they are counter-productive to hair growth. A regular haircut helps to keep hair’s overall health under check, no matter how often you blow-dry or colour, thus leading to a good hair growth rate. For those who like to keep their hair long, getting a haircut every 12 weeks is essential; those with shorter hair must trim it every six-eight weeks. Maintaining healthy hair and a healthy scalp will in turn aid in better and faster hair growth.
Kinjal Doshi Ganatra
Hair Expert and Director, The Blowdry Bar Our hair grows from the root so cutting hair has no effect on hair growth. The less we cut, the faster we reach our desired length. Our hair is made up of protein and when we do not consume a healthy diet, our hair gets affected. This can lead to hair damage and cause split-ends. Harsh chemical treatments and regular use of heat tools can further cause split-ends which, if left untreated, generally break off at higher rate, than the length we might trim anyway. For those who love colouring or treating their hair, on-time trims (that is, regular trims every three months) can help keep hair healthy and strong and preventing them from breaking.
Hairstylist and Owner, Hair Affair by Zarah