MYTHBUSTER – Will cutting your hair really make it grow faster?

May 31 2019 by:

It seems like this particular theory has been floating around forever!

But the truth is simple, you can’t make your hair grow faster by cutting it and we’ll explain the science a bit further down.

But, by removing the grotty split-ends and ultra-dry, damaged part of your hair with a simple cut, you can at least appear to have thicker, fuller hair, which in turn leads to the appearance of longer hair!

Think about it, scraggly, thin ends look a lot less thick and fuller than a straight, super-blunt chop.

So, what exactly is the science?

Well, first of all, remember that your hair is already dead. It grows from the follicles in your scalp, so you won’t influence the speed at which it grows by cutting off the ends.

It you want to grow your hair quicker, you need to start at the very source.

Kerry Capewell, our in-house hairdresser, explains: “Having a healthy scalp is easily the most important part of your hair care routine. Removing dead cells, preventing build-up of dandruff and excess sebum, allows your follicles to grow healthy, strong hair which will look and feel strong.

“You need to make sure you don’t damage these longer strands too. Use a good quality shampoo and conditioner, preferably tailored to your individual hair type, and once a week apply a deep moisturising mask for extra hydration,” she added.

And don’t be afraid to have regular trims, even if you are trying to grow your hair.

Kerry explained: “Just by trimming off the very ends, you will prevent any spilt-ends that might have formed, from travelling up the length of the shaft. And this in itself, will keep your hair looking thicker and fuller.”

So – for this myth, we’ve said it’s party true. Whilst regular cutting won’t make your hair actually grow faster, it will keep it healthy and strong, which in turn give the appearance of longer, thicker hair!

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