We’ve all been there. You’re in dire need of a haircut, but you’re worried that if you cut off those split ends, your hair will stop growing. Or worse, it will take even longer to grow back out! Well, we’re here to tell you that there’s no need to worry. In fact, getting a trim on a regular basis can actually help your hair grow faster and look healthier overall. Here’s why:
We know, we know—it seems counterintuitive to cut off your hair when all you want is for it to grow longer. But here’s the thing: Split ends are basically little kinks in the hair shaft that occur when the outer layer of the hair (known as the cuticle) starts to peel away from the inner layer (called the medulla). These kinks make the hair more susceptible to breakage, which is why getting rid of them is so important if you want your hair to grow out healthy and strong.
Regularly trimming your hair helps prevent those pesky split ends from ever forming in the first place. This, in turn, allows your hair to grow uninterrupted by damage, making it healthier overall. In addition, getting rid of damaged ends prevents them from working their way up the shaft and causing even more damage—think of it as nipping a problem in the bud!
If split ends are left untreated, they can travel up the hair shaft and cause the entire strand to appear thin and lifeless. On the other hand, regularly trimming your hair gives it a chance to grow out thick and strong—plus, it tends to look much fuller when it’s well cared for. No one wants flat, sad-looking hair!
If you dye your hair, chances are you want that color to last as long as possible between appointments. Regular trims help with this by getting rid of any old color that might be hanging around at the ends of your strands (which can make your color look faded overall). Plus, it allows your stylist to get rid of any new growth before it has a chance to absorb too much color – meaning your roots will stay nice and blended for weeks on end. Talk about low maintenance!
So there you have it—four compelling reasons why cutting your hair can actually help it grow faster and look healthier overall. Our stylists at DeRiah Boutique Salon would love to help you keep your hair happy and healthy. To schedule a haircut appointment, call 262.241.8899 today.