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Grow Hair Quicker

Q: This might seem like a silly question to ask but I wanted to grow my hair long and Iím only 19, so I wanted to know: should I not get a hair cut for like months and grow it, or trim it often so it grows quicker?
A: Actually, the best way to grow out your hair is to simply keep it clean and conditioned and allow it to grow on its own. Trim the hair only when it needs it to even out the growth and remove split or damaged ends.
Remember that many of the things we do to style the hair can result in damage, so be sure to protect the hair whenever you use heat styling methods like blow-drying, flat-ironing, or curling with a curling iron. You may also want to look into using a night cap or scarf for sleeping to prevent the hair from being roughed up by the pillow or bedding.
If you care for the hair properly, you can reasonably expect to gain about one-half inch of growth per month. If you then get the hair trimmed every 8-12 weeks to keep the growth even and split-ends removed, you can usually gain 2 to 2-1/2 inches every six months or so.
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