naturally grows approximately 6 inches per year or about 1/2" per
month. Ladies often ask us how long should they should let their hair
hair style must be perfectly proportioned to your body and that the
decision that is made about its length should be based on the texture of
the hair itself, the growth rate of the hair, and the shape of that head
and body, never on the face (which is commonly taught). There are
basically seven lengths:
- 1) Flip
length, just above the shoulders;
- 2) Bra
length, which speaks for itself;
- 3) Waist
- 4) Classic
length, bottom length;
- 5) Knee
- 6) Calf
- 7) Floor
of hair growth rate, hormone levels, and see-saw diets, few of us will
attain any but the first three. Let your hair decide how long
to get; it will stop growing once it has reached its maximum length. For
most women, some 90%, this is classic length. Let it grow to full length
at least once in your lifetime. Many ladies enjoy growing
their hair out to its maximum length at least once in their lives and then
cut it back to classic length for that classic feminine look which is
easier to care for and looks great it every situation at all times.
All growing hair splits because the inside of each hair, called the
cortex, loses moisture and the hair begins to unravel rather like a rope.
The only cure for split ends is to have them cut off, or the split will
travel up the hair and make the damage worse. Not only do split ends look
unsightly, but where the hair splits the natural color looks lighter
and dead. Many ladies with long hair are terrified of going to
the hairdressers to have the split ends trimmed off because they believe
that they'll actually lose a lot more hair than they bargained (and
rightly so!). Researchers have discovered that occasional
1/2" trims stimulate hair growth at the roots causing steadier hair
growth. Those who wish to trim their hair need to make sure they use sharp
hair trimming scissors since trimming the hair with dull scissors will
cause more split ends to occur. Semi-regular trims are essential for
great-looking hair. Medium length hair 8 weeks and long hair needs to be
trimmed every 10 weeks. Another way to eliminate split ends is
to "cut them out" rather than even trims. It helps to get
a friend or family member to help you try this at home.
1. Take a small strand of hair, about half an inch in diameter. The hair
should be dry.
2. Twist the strand gently until the damaged ends appear. These may be
apparent along the whole length of the strand.
3. Holding a pair of sharp scissors perpendicular to the strand, snip off
the split ends and damaged parts, using only the tips of the scissors.
4. Continue to move down the strand in small sections, following this
method. You are not trimming length, merely split ends.
5. Go all round the head in this way. It will take between 10 and 45
minutes. Cut off only the damaged ends, nothing else.
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