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If you cut your hair now and then, does that make it grow faster and longer?

Asked by whyigottajoin (1149points) March 8th, 2012

Say, I cut 10 cm off my hair, and then cut the split ends, at least every one or two months, will this make my hair grow faster then it would when I don’t cut it? And just let it grow?

Notice: my hair is pretty healthy, only about 20% of it is getting thinner at the ends, or splitting, etc.

Or should I just cut the spit ends, without the 10 centimeters first?

Or is this all just one big MYTH?!

My goal here is to get my natural hair colour back as soon as possible. Or at least a little faster then normal.

Thank you in advance for your time!

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jca's avatar

If you want to get your natural hair color back faster, I suggest you dye it the natural color and then you won’t have any line showing the natural color from the old dyed color.

Cutting your hair on a regular basis will make it look healthier as it grows out. Hair grows an average of ½ inch per month (I think that’s about 2 cm?).

gailcalled's avatar

Neither rain nor sleet nor gloom of night will change the rate of hair growth. The ends dry out and split if you use gadgets that heat, cool or manipulate the hair.

I pin my long hair up with a clip after letting it air dry. I have no split ends but still get a trim every two months.

john65pennington's avatar

Happens every morning that I shave. Grows like a son of a gun.

CWOTUS's avatar

Hair does not grow faster (or thicker) if it is cut or shaved. The “thicker” feeling of stubble is simply a function of the short length of the hair and the stiffness you feel because of that.

RocketGuy's avatar

Supposedly, hair grows faster in winter.

JLeslie's avatar

Nope. The speed at which your hair grows has nothing to do with cutting or shaving it.

To keep it healthy cutting and trimming helps if you have dry split ends.

The fastest way to grow out a color is to put layers in your hair, so the hairs near the crown are shorter. If it is layered and your longest hairs are 10 inches say at the back, then the hairs at the top of your head are probably 16 inches to have your hair all one length. Those extra inches take more time obviously. In addition, the shorter your hair is, the quicker you will grow out the old color, because you will be cutting it away very often.

I recommend using a temporary hair dye to help the growing process close to your natural color. It lasts about 6 weeks, and will allow your natural hair color to come through as it washes out.

brittcosmetologist's avatar

Cutting your hair will only reduce breakage at the middle and ends. But for faster hair growth and healthier hair try these things: Only shampoo when needed and condition using moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, avoiding any products with silicone in them because that is very damaging to the hair. Also do not brush your hair while wet, instead use a leave in conditioner and wide tooth comb and gently comb starting at ends. Three times a week saturate and massage coconut oil (the thick more solid kind not pure oil liquid) into scalp and hair paying particular attention to the ends of your hair. Wash it out the next morning, it may take two times but coconut oil is one of the few things that can penetrate your hair and repair or from the inside out. Vitamin supplements are very important for healthy hair. Take these up to three times daily: folic acid, biotin, keratin, and fish oil. Always use a heat protectant before blow drying or thermal styling and avoid putting it up in a tight band to reduce breakage. If you follow these steps you will see a significant change fairly quickly. Also a good thing to do is wear your hair in a satin bonnet at night while you sleep. You can buy them at your local beauty supply store for cheap

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