How often do you trim/cut your hair?

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@divkris (1163)
India
July 27, 2009 8:58am CST
I have straight long hair but develop split ends very soon. The tip of the hair gets worn out and i stop making plait with it and make buns (which actually makes the tip even more weak). Then today i got it trimmed and my mom cut 2-3 inches from teh tip of my hair. My mom became to sentimental and was feeling bad that i cut my hair. She even went to the extent of shedding a tear over it!I remember the last time i cut my hair (which was say last year around this time, and cut it to waist length) my mom had the same reaction - LOL. So how often do you cut/trim you hair? Do you think it is apart of your hair maintenance?
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@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
thanks for the discussion . i am reminded that i need to have my hair trimmed. cause it is getting long now. i don't like having a long hair cause it does not look well on me and i feel so hot having long hair.
@divkris (1163)
• India
29 Jul 09
LOL - i'm happy that this topic inspired someone to trim/cut their hair :) I think short hair looks pretty on everyone - great!
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
i almost forget to go out again to have a hair cut. will surely won't forget it now.
@divkris (1163)
• India
29 Jul 09
LOL - Thanks fo sharing :)
@radx682 (327)
• India
27 Jul 09
I trim my hair once in 2 months. I have a short hair and I like to experiment with my hair. Sometimes I hav step cut, straight cut, straighten it...etc..etc. I think it is kind of hair maintenance. I do not like split ends or hair growing irregularly..so maintaining a proper and neat shape is important for me :-)
@divkris (1163)
• India
28 Jul 09
Oh! i wish i could do that - experiment with your hair. Rather people with long hair can afford to experiment because they are assured of the hair growing back to normal! But my mom believes that all this experimentation will only scare your hair and it will never grow back again :S - a typical mom, isn't it?
• India
28 Jul 09
divkris, even i feel my hair gets scared and has stopped growing! Tell your mom, probably what she feels is true. heehee
@divkris (1163)
• India
29 Jul 09
WOW, my mom's becomming a hit - i'll surely convey this to her ;)
3 Aug 09
I develop split ends very quickly too, however as I had layers which made it harder to realise that, I didn't cut my hair for well over a year last time and my hair grew very very long. Then I cut it should length haha! Normally, I cut my hair about every six months.
3 Aug 09
I meant shoulder length.
@divkris (1163)
• India
3 Aug 09
Hmmm... that is a good idea - was planning to get layers done too but my mom would not allow and she scares me saying that the hair will never grow back if i get it trimmed by a beautician! - LOL
@tutor19us (455)
• India
27 Jul 09
Depends solely on the growth. My hair grows verrry slowly. So, I dont have much choice. Sob :( If I had enough hair, I would probably get it trimmed once in a month to just keep the ends healthy. I would not chop the length but just the edges.
• India
27 Jul 09
And, yes cutting hair and having a neat hair style is part of hair maintenance. :)
@divkris (1163)
• India
28 Jul 09
I thin kthe better option is to try some good hairstyle with ever trim - you can have the heirstyle for a longer time (as you said your hair grows slowly) and then have another ahirstyle in your next cut ;) - Howz the idea :))
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
27 Jul 09
I dont have a specific routine or time of year/month that I get a hair trim. I just go to the salon for trimming whenever I feel that my hair has enough length for being a nuisance. Longer hair does need more care, attention, and more time to spend on it. Time isnt really that 'loose' for me so to speak that I can afford to lavish overly taking care of my hair. It is our crowning glory but just enough maintenance is advisable. That works for me anyway.^_^
@divkris (1163)
• India
28 Jul 09
Good that you are happy with short hair and i do understand that maintaining long hair is not everyone's cup of tea. Thanks for responding :)
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
You're quite welcome. I actually have shoulder length hair. Its long enough to sometimes use as a shade for my face whenever I forget my umbrella. But its short enough that I can manage it.^_^
• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Aug 09
the last time i had my hair cut was three years ago. now i am enjoying my long curly hair but is planning to have it trim and experience the beauty of rebond! it's always a passion for me to have a long and straight hair. but everytime i visit a salon for a hair make over, they always have this comment that my curly long hair is nice and there is no need to make it straight becasue it will just make my hair brittle. so, i am maintaining a long, curly hair. hopefully, next month i will have it trim... for a new look on my birthday.
@divkris (1163)
• India
6 Aug 09
WOW! 3 years!!! That is a looooong time indeed! It is really cool to have long curly hair - never seen one! may be you must post your pix here . BTW, Advance b'day wishes and i wish you and your family love your new look
• India
3 Aug 09
hi divkris... i went for a hair cut today morning.....that to after two months......i generally have my hair trimmed once in a month but this time due to my shift timing i never got tym to cut my hair......and the worst part was that when i used to get off from my work the barbers were on holiday.....and i had no other option but to wait for my next off.....so that i can cut my hair.....
@divkris (1163)
• India
6 Aug 09
LOL - I could not stop laughing - but poor you, you wait till the barber is out of his vacation mood! Why don't you try other saloons? Anyway, thanks for sharing your hair trimming schedule
@busky5 (3166)
• Thailand
29 Jul 09
For me my hair are slowly long.I don't know why my hair are slowly long so i cut my hair 2-3 times per years but i make the color more than cuting.
@divkris (1163)
• India
29 Jul 09
WOW! That is a good idea to have a make over! I think trimming 2-3 times in an year is pretty OK. Thanks for responding :)
• India
28 Jul 09
Hi friend, I cut my hair for every 3 months.I love to have short hair rather than having long hair.It helps me to take care less of my hair because of small.I also feel happy about it.Even my mother also do the same thing like me.There are so sentiments in our family if we cut our hair.Even i saw some girls cutting their hair as that of boy cut their hair.But i am not that much into.I love to have a ponitail for myself which looks good for me. Have a nice day
@divkris (1163)
• India
29 Jul 09
hmmm - many people cut their hair short because they don't have time to maintain their hair - anyway it is a matter of convinence and preference :)
• China
28 Jul 09
once a month ,when the time that i get a rest in a month ,i will have hair get.
@divkris (1163)
• India
29 Jul 09
great - that is a nice way of spending a holiday - feeling refreshed after a makeover! :)
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
28 Jul 09
I was just thinking about it this morning, having my hair trimed or cut this weekend... My hair is really long and have not been trimmed for more than 4 months I think. And I recently want to have a sort of new hair style because it is just same lenth long right now... kinda boring so I'm thinking about may be have it trimmed to have little layers and make it look lighter!
@divkris (1163)
• India
29 Jul 09
Hmmm....layers will add bounce and volume to your hair - great do let me know how you feel after the makeover :)
• United States
28 Jul 09
I cut my hair whenever it gets to far in my eyes and then i snip it myself. I haven't had my hair cut professionally for many years.. I simply feel around and cut.. I imagine it looks like a weedeater was let lose on the back;)
@divkris (1163)
• India
29 Jul 09
LOL - i'm sure it must be a zig zaf hairstyle - but how do you manage to cut it yourself! Great - i would never do that :)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
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@divkris (1163)
• India
28 Jul 09
Hmm....have you tried a makeover - i think it can make you feel really good :) Thanks for the link but i'm afraid you cannot send such links here in mylot. Thanks for responding.
• United Arab Emirates
28 Jul 09
Whenever I visit the salon, the hair-dressers there always suggest getting a trim every month for maintaining healthy hair. Frail ends don't look attractive and instead make the hair appear rough and frizzled out. I too have very long hair, its summer and I'm considering the chop but my hubby thinks otherwise, so I have to try hard to maintain the bounce and life in my hair by regular trimming and avoiding perms which can make split ends look like burnt wires.
@divkris (1163)
• India
28 Jul 09
Hmmm - i still remember going to the salon for threading and they asked me to trim my hair and wash it, etc., etc. Probably a bait ot get more from our wallets - LOL Good that you take the initiatives to maintain your hair long and aonly because your husband feels so - lovely! :)
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
28 Jul 09
hi dear ,i try to get them trim after every 3-4 week, i dont like to have long hairs or hairs growing like Hay Take care
@divkris (1163)
• India
28 Jul 09
Hmm for those who have unmanageble hair - i think they should get their hair shortened - and should laos find some good treatment or procedure to be able to manage the hair :) Thanks for responding.
@aschip (166)
• India
28 Jul 09
I cut my hair once in two months I think... maybe sooner than that but yeah in that range. My hair dont grow as fast as they used to, I remember in college days I had to cut my hair twice a month !!
@divkris (1163)
• India
28 Jul 09
WOW! Twice in a month! that is an amazing growht :) But it is always safer to trim in once in a month for men :)
@xchyler (258)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
hi divkris!!!! I only cut my hair when it is bad looking but if it not I don't trim it... specially now I'm busy with my kids I don't mind my hair...hmmmmmnnnnnnnn...
@divkris (1163)
• India
28 Jul 09
Hmmm so you are busy and don't have time to maintain your hair. But of course when it comes to family and kids they are a priority and as far as they do not tell you about your messed up hair it is fine :) Thanks for responding.
• China
28 Jul 09
I never cut my hair for a long time,it is nearly 7 months... It is hard to image..^0^ Normal,I would cut the hair every month.It is the best way for the hair maintenance.....
@divkris (1163)
• India
28 Jul 09
Hmmm - it is - but 7 months is not that long - i had to wait for 12 months ;)
@grace118224 (1040)
• China
28 Jul 09
i'm also with long hair. i just get used to it although when i was going to have a baby they asked me cut it short. Let me think my last time to get my hair trimed is ealy this year ,half a year ago . Your mom is really cute, indeed. She reminds me of my mom. My mother used to cut my hair when i was young and i didn't have to go to the barbers. What a sweet memory indeed !!
@divkris (1163)
• India
28 Jul 09
Oh! would convey this to my mom. And thank you. But what i don't understand is why did they ask you to cut your hair when you were pregnant?
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
hello divkris, I always have my hair cut monthly. I always do with out fail. Makes me feel more clean, fresh and good looking too. No, I just like my hair short that's why. I can save shampoo too.
@divkris (1163)
• India
28 Jul 09
LOL - You save a lot of time, shampoon and effort if you had short hair ;) Good strategy - LOL