Let’s not beat around the bush. Trimming your hair does not make it grow. This is nothing but a hair myth.
“But my hair is shinier and healthier.”
Yes, trimming does that to your hair, and here’s why:
You get rid of dead and split ends when you snip the ends. As a result, hair seems thicker. On average, your hair grows 1.5 cm every month. Hair longer than shoulder-length is more prone to breakage because of sunrays, chilly winters, and blow drying. So, trimming your hair will give it a new life. However, it won’t grow.
Hair growth happens at the follicles. Period.
So, why is it that when hair is trimmed, it appears longer?
There’s a logical answer to this that lies within the question. Your hair only appears to be longer. Long hair with split ends is thin, which makes it appear shorter. When you snip off the ends, your hair loses some of its dead weight.
Some women like their hair long and refrain from trimming it. However, this can damage their hair. If you are in the same boat, go for dusting instead.
Dusting and trimming are two different hair-cutting techniques. The former does not shorten your hair. Instead of cutting hair, it cut’s into it and prevents split ends from extending. The latter cuts off 1 inch of your hair and eradicates the damage.
What Stimulates Hair Growth
Now that you know a trim won’t grow your hair, you need to look into other ways to achieve the desired result.
The secret ingredient that makes this happen is zinc. Here’s how to use it:
- Supplements: Go for a clinical solution first to speed up the process. Add hair-growing supplements to your diet and keep up with them for at least three months.
- Hair Treatments: Use a leave-in conditioner with zinc to promote hair growth.
- Adopt a Healthy Diet: Snack on nuts and add a small amount of cheese to your meals.
Growing Hair Faster
Hair supplements can be costly. We wouldn’t recommend buying over-the-counter ones because they might do more damage than good.
A cheaper way to get what you want is a scalp massage. We have already told you that hair growth takes place at the follicles. A tension-relieving massage will increase blood flow and deliver more oxygen and nutrients to your hair.
You don’t necessarily need to visit a hair salon for this service, although going to one will do you a world of good. You can start small by massaging your scalp while shampooing.
The increase in biotin and collagen will give your body certain amino acids to boost keratin, a protein that makes up every strand of hair. According to research, a lack of biotin in your body causes hair loss. In this case, taking supplements supports hair growth.
So, apart from taking the medical route, get a scalp massage regularly to stimulate your hair follicles and refrain from using styling tools on your hair to prevent heat damage. Start at the source, your scalp, and then move your way downwards.
The Student Salon at the Missouri College of Cosmetology offers all salon services and treatments for skin care and hair care. The cosmetology school allows people to enhance their salon skills with specific courses and hands-on experience. For information, dial (888) 887-1501.