Hair grows about a 1/2 inch per month trimming it or not. Trimming keeps the ends clean and free of split ends. Although, if you don’t want to sacrifice any new growth just be gentle to your hair by keeping up with your professional salon treatments…aka shampoo/ conditioner formulated for your hair type, weekly conditioning mask, and leave in protection serum.
The less heat the better, but if you must just make sure to protect your hair with the proper prep, style, and finishing products. Once you have a personalized system of hair care products there is no need to keep trying new ones.
Consistency is key. Give your hair time to respond to all your new goodies. As far as how often you should get a cut, 8-10 weeks is long enough to gain some length but short enough to fight off those nasty split ends before the travel up the strand.
Some great salons to get a makeover….
Matthew Robert Color + Design St Louis, MO www.matthewrobertsalon.com
Patrick McIvor Color Studio Bethlehem, PA www.patrickmcivorcolorstudio.com
Hush salon Philadelphia, PA www.hushsalon.com
Shear Art salon and Spa Tampa, FL www.shearart.com