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    Spidermom and some others talked about their rapid growth after cuts/trims in one of her threads recently.

    I've been considering doing a tiny trim to see if it actually works (though not in an experiment way, in an "I want long hair NOW!" way), but I wanted everyone's opinions before I did that. I had been planning to grow to tailbone before maintaining for awhile to get rid of the layer-y bits I have, but if microtrims sped up growth a bit, I could afford to do them to start getting hair that's mostly one length. I have waist length hair now and I don't want to kill that, so I'd only be trimming the teensiest bit off.

    So, basically;

    Does trimming help to increase growth for you?

    If so, how much do you trim to gain whatever extra growth you get?

    And whether you're in the trimming causes rapid growth camp or not, is it worth trimming a tiny bit to see if it would work for me?

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    It is always worth it to have a micro trim done.

    I have one done every 18-21 weeks, just to tidy up the ends a bit, plus that after that time they get a bit splitty and the trim takes care of that.

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    I should probably add that I S&D for splits and somehow, have a natural U shaped hemline, so it would just be for growth/getting rid of the layer-ish things.

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    It's hard to answer this question even for myself. I've had the most amazing growth spurts after two hair cuts: one in 2005 when I had 5 inches cut off and grew 1-1/4 inch in 3 weeks, and recently when I had 3-4 inches cut off and grew I don't know how many inches, but it looks like about 2, in the past six weeks. I don't measure now so am estimating based on pictures and feel.

    However, small trims don't bring on the same kind of growth spurt.

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    Im thinking the same large trims = increase. I was so shocked with your growth SM its phenomenal, I persuaded my dh to measure mine, now I cut a good inch maybe a wee bit more at the end of feb, after I cut my hair measured 22". On my last LHC measure in I was 22.8" this was taken on 6th April, now im measuring 23.5" so in a fortnight 0,7" of growth, so looking at mine and spidermoms experience id say yes it may. Obviously if you cut say an inch every month, you wont grow, but by cutting an inch or more once or twice a year, may help. I intend to cut annually every February.

    You look to have grown much longer than 1 1/4" too SM id estimate a tad over 2" your near enough back to where you started.
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    I have to get a micro trim in a couple of days,I'm one of those people who always chicken out before going to a hair salon...I know she'll probably cut my hair too much... In case she does,I sure do hope I'll get one of them growth spurts.
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    have you tried the Fayes cutting thingy Fee? its really easy and you are in control of how much comes off, my Feb picture shows my first self cut. Theres instructions if you look in search.
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    I'm not going in for a trim until I can be certain that I would still be able to tie it up again afterwards. I'll have to rely on head massage and natural growth to get me by until then.
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    I didn't cut until i could do that either.
    an 8 year journey, with a 3 year stop at waist. Traveling along to classic. F/M 2a/b iii 31.5" January 2013http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...ge=7&p=2371372 a year without trims ....trying!

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