Woman with scissors

As a professional hairstylist I know getting frequent haircuts is the key to keeping your hair looking thick and healthy, but this is not something I abide by for myself. I am pretty much the opposite. While I don’t advocate it for everyone, because it can give you more tangles and split ends than you can count, it may be the road you want to travel, at least if you are growing your hair out. Click the notes for the reasons I stopped cutting my hair. –– Kelly Rowe

I wanted my hair to grow. No matter what anyone tells you, cutting your hair does not make it get longer, it makes it get shorter. If you want to have a nice looking perimeter outline, get it cut, otherwise do not.

I like the kind of messy look. I love the perfectly imperfect look and not cutting your hair will give you that. Just know the longer you go without a cut the more tangly your hair will get, meaning it will be even more imperfect whether that’s what you like or not.

I lighten my hair. I have fine hair and I also lighten it, this creates breakage due to damage that is unavoidable. That breakage always happens on the ends causing the hair to get shorter on its own. It’s kind of like a haircut your didn’t ask for.

I hate when my hair looks like I got it cut. For me there’s nothing I hate more than when my hair looks like I just got it cut. You can somewhat avoid this with a razor cut but it will still take some time for your hair to look “lived in.”


By Kelly Rowe. Kelly Rowe is a professional hair stylist in NYC and a regular contributor to Style Noted.

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