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Trim your own ends

Screen Shot 2013-01-09 at 9.00.27 AMAfter years and years of trying to grow my hair out, I have reached upper back length. This is a big deal for me. Now, with a little perspective on the trials and tribulations of finally successfully growing my hair out, I have a little insight to share.

( I snagged this photo from an SF times article.)

Getting regular trims is NOT JUST YOUR HAIRDRESSER TRYING TO GET MORE MONEY FROM YOU. Regular trims are a crucial part of successful long healthy hair, faster.

No, your hair won’t grow faster with regular trims but trimming the ends off will stop split ends from continuing to split up the hair shaft. Split hair strands will eventually break off.

I have had many clients tell me that their hair will just stop growing at a certain length. This is rarely true. What is usually happening is that they are not getting regular trims, so their ends just constantly break off at a certain point, makng it look as if the hair is not growing.

A good trim every 6 weeks will help you push through to healthy long hair. It seems counter productive, but trust me it isn’t. Also, it is totally miraculous what a 1/4 trim can do for the looks of your hair. Those tiny split ends can really make your hair so dull and lifeless!

HTHG knows that not everyone (myself included!) would shell out 40+ bucks for a tiny end trim. This is why I made you a video to share with you my every 6 week end trim MO technique. It is so easy to DIY. You just need some sharp shears.

I like to trim my hair when it is mostly dry or all the way dry because it is easier to see how much needs to come off.

Here you go!

Another thing that helps me keep my ends healthy during grow out is coconut oil treatments, and liquid gold polisher.

Also, switching to no-poo has been paramount in my hair growing effort because I am generally a lot happier with the state of my hair.

Need help growing out your bangs? Here is a trimming tip and some styling tips!

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