6 Tips Your Hair Stylist Won’t Tell You

A woman having her hair done by a stylistMany of us black women go to our hair stylist faithfully just as you may attend church on sundays. We grow close to our stylists and form a bond that is hard to break. What we need to understand is there is still a level of sales involved in the hair care industry, and knowing whats real from the fake is just the start.

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1. Trimming your hair doesn’t make it grow! In fact, let’s really think long and hard about this – when you cut string, it doesn’t get longer, it gets….SHORTER! Your hair is a dead follicle. Cutting your mane doesn’t make it grow it, it just keeps your ends looking healthy. Hair growth comes from within. Take care of your body and your hair will grow. The average rate of hair growth is 1/2 inch per month. No number of regular/irregular salon visits will reinforce that. If you are on a hair-growth mission, your best bet is to follow the “search and destroy” method. This means you go through your hair and only cut the strands of hair that are damaged and split. Trimming your hair regularly could be counterproductive.