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Mythbusters: Does Trimming Actually Make Hair Grow Faster?

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In the world of beauty it’s pretty easy for fiction to turn to fact. One of them being the idea that trimming hair speeds up growth. So, is it just a tale or the real deal? Read on to find out.

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True or false: We'll just come right out and say it—false. “Cutting the ends of your hair doesn't affect the follicles in your scalp, which determine how fast and how much your hair grows,” says Paradi Mirmirani, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco said to CNN. “Hair grows an average of a quarter-inch every month—whether or not you cut it.”


You should still keep trimming: Regular trims can still make your hair look a little longer. Ultimately regular trims don't make hair actually grow faster, but if you want length without the damage, it’s ideal to visit a salon every six to eight weeks to maintain a healthy mane.

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But, since we’re Influenster, we fully believe there’s a product for just about every cause and concern! If you're striving to grow long, luscious locks I've found that Mane ‘n Tail works wonders–it actually made my awful high school bangs grow a full inch after just three weeks!

Do you use any products that make your hair at least look like it's growing? Tell us in the comments below!

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