Q: I have a granddaughter that is mixed. We have been trying to take care of her hair the best that we know and your site has
enlightened me a lot. My question is as a child of 3 and never having her hair cut, how often should she have it trimmed to ensure her
growth to continue along with the conditioning techniques that we have learned from your site? Thanks so much for your help.
A: Trimming the hair is a matter of individual need and generally doesnít follow a set schedule. You simply need to examine the hair
periodically and keep track of signs that the growth is becoming uneven. Most people generally have their hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks
on average in order to maintain the hairstyle they have chosen. This schedule will vary depending on how quickly an individualís hair grows.
In the case of growing the hair, you only need to cut the hair to remove split ends and such when
they become present. If the hair is well-conditioned and healthy, there is no reason to trim it to ensure growth. It will grow on its own.
Just help your granddaughter to keep her hair clean, well-conditioned and free of tangles, snags and
split ends and you will all be happy with the result.