Precious centimetres are everything when you're trying to grow your hair. However that's no excuse to avoid getting a trim. If you want your soon-to-be long locks to look shiny and healthy, the short term trim pain is necessary for the long term gain.
So Long, Split Ends
Your hair may appear longer when you avoid having trims, but if the ends are all split and broken then you're going to have major problems with achieving your ultimate goal of long, healthy hair. Think about it - the longer you go between cuts, the further the damage will travel up the hair shaft. This means by the time you have that trim you've been avoiding, your stylist will need to cut off even more length in order to remove the damage. The bottom line is to be consistent about booking in for a trim every two to four months.
Hair Growth Catalyst
On its own, hair grows naturally at a rate of about six millimeters every month. But did you know that regular salon appointments can help speed this process along? The reason is because the process of having a haircut, including all that root-stimulation, actually encourages hair follicle growth. Sit back, relax and enjoy your scalp massage – especially when you know it's actually helping you move towards your long hair goals!
Colour Change Inspo
Staying motivated to grow your hair long is tricky if you're accustomed to changing your style on a regular basis. (Let's face it, a basic trim doesn't have quite the same thrill factor!) The best way to satisfy your experimental urge without sabotaging the hard work of growing your hair is to experiment with colour - why not try one of this season's hottest shades like golden blonde or copper red? Chat to your colourist about a hair colour makeover suited to your current length.