Answer: Hell No
Have you ever wondered if you should cut your long hair? The obvious answer is no, you should not cut your long hair “off.” But if you’ve been growing for a number of years you might be thinking about getting a trim, which there are mixed opinions about.
A few questions we’ve asked ourselves as longhairs:
- Should I trim it or not?
- Will trimming make my hair grow faster?
- What can I do about these annoying short hairs around my ears and neckline?
As it turns out, we have a professional hair cutter and certified longhair right here on our block.
James is from London where he was trained as a hair pro, but is here on holiday teaching hair classes at the Hyde Edwards salon in Little Italy.
We caught up with James and invited him to the Longhairs headquarters to answer our questions, and maybe even give us a trim.
After hanging with James, we found answers to our questions:
Should I trim it or not?
Yes, it’s a good idea to trim it occasionally (maybe every 4–6 months). You especially want a trim if you have split ends, which stops the hair from splitting further all the way to the root. This will keep your hair healthy and looking good.
Will trimming make my hair grow faster?
No, this is a myth. But healthier hair means less damage and less breakage, so you’ll keep more of the long hair you’ve already grown—which can make it seem like it’s growing faster.
What can I do about those annoying short hairs around my ears and neckline?
This comes down to personal preference. If you want a little tighter appearance or if you tie your hair up often, you can shave or “clean up” around the ears and neckline. However, you’ll have to maintain it if you go this route.
If you prefer a more natural look, you might just want to let it ride.
What questions do you have about long hair? Leave them in the comments and we’ll get them answered for you.