Does cutting your hair really make it grow faster? No, but regular trimming does lead to the appearance of longer hair. Let’s take a look at why:

Cutting your hair removes split ends. If split ends are not removed they will continue to split up the strand of the hair causing breakage and the appearance of “not growing” or “not getting any longer”. By having your ends trimmed regularly you are preventing the split ends from breaking off, and in time will have the look of longer, thicker hair.

So now we know that regular haircuts are important for long, strong hair, but how often do you need to have your hair cut? The answer is anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks. If you regularly heat style or color your hair you should have it trimmed more frequently. If you typically let your hair air dry, you don’t color and your hair is strong you can wait a little longer. But waiting any longer than 12 weeks will typically lead to split and broken hair. An easy way to remember having your hair cut regularly is to schedule appointments seasonally. As the season changes so should your hair!