Your hair grows a mere ¼ to ½ of an inch a month. How much of that can you afford to cut off? Growing hair is an exercise in patience and creativity; it is not an exercise in avoiding your hair dresser.
If you wait too long between salon visits, we may just end up cutting off half of what you’ve grown because it is all split and nasty looking. Trust us – not getting it cut will not help it grow.
SO RULE NUMBER ONE…trim your ends, no matter how difficult and counterproductive it may seem. Without tiny trims too keep the split ends at bay your hair will ultimately end up the same length.
RULE NUMBER TWO…mind your hair so that it stays healthy and there is less running back and forth to the salon. Be sure to use top quality products for your hair type. You want and need to keep it as healthy as possible so that those ends stay in growing shape. A quality product conditions, protects and helps strengthen your hair allowing you to visit less and therefore grow it more.
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RULE NUMBER THREE…do not try to go from short to long without a game plan. Each length in your growing stage should have a look. Embrace whatever length you are at and find the best look for not only the length but your face and hair type.
Each time you go in for a trim reassess your cut and shift it a little. Some softer layers around the face to keep it looking new and current; a bit less weight off your fringe to let it sweep to the side; or some soft layers as your bob begins to become heavy. The idea is to have a look you will enjoy for each stage. After all at ¼ to ½ of an inch a month how long can you really avoid your adoring public?