Let's talk about trims and scalp massages

RoanlivingRoanliving Posts: 17Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
How often do you get a trim when growing out your hair? 
What are your thoughts on scalp massages with oil? 

I'm trying to get from shoulder length to waist length. Right now I'm scheduled to get a trim every 2 months because I get so bored. I never worry about my stylist taking too much off, she's great for me. I've also tried using righteous roots oil before but didn't notice any changes to my hair, probably because I was inconsistent but I'm wondering if I should give it another chance or try something else. 


  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Posts: 1,059Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I do suggest scalp massages, but I see little benefit of hair growth with oil. It's good for your hair but I doubt it will make your hair grow faster. That really depends on genetics, but the massages could potentially ensure your follicles do not get clogged which could lead to the hair falling out or stunting growth.
  • RoanlivingRoanliving Posts: 17Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Neophyte
    @BrittanyM any tips for scalp massages? How often and how long? Any techniques that make it easier? My arms get tired easily Haha 
  • tinksaysbootinksaysboo Posts: 388Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur

    So the idea that trimming your hair will help your hair grow faster is kind of a myth.  By trimming unhealthy split ends, hair will have less breakage and flyaways, making it look healthier. This can make hair appear to grow faster because the hair will break less and, thus, grow longer in a shorter amount of time. 

    Being kind to your scalp can help, though this won’t promote hair growth outright.  Scalp massages can help because with more blood flowing through the scalp, the follicles receive more nutrients and oxygen, which promotes the (faster) growth of (healthy) hair. 

    What influences hair growth is genetics (like @BrittanyM stated) and the health of the hair follicle. Hair follicles need nutrients to grow strong, healthy hair strands. And unfortunately, when the body doesn’t get enough nutrients, non-essential parts like hair and nails are the first parts of the body to be affected. So changing up your actual diet is going help hair growth far more than trimming or scalp massages. 


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  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Posts: 1,059Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I don't really massage my scalp often. Just use your finger tips. There are also aryuvedic (is that the word?) where you press at certain points. There is a YouTube video.
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Posts: 1,795Registered Users, Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    If I'm growing out my hair, I'll only get it trimmed every 6 months or so.  Not growing it out, I get a trim every 4 months.  If I went every 2 months I'd never see any growth! 

    I don't do scalp massages.  My hair doesn't like oil at all, and my scalp seems to be pretty healthy.  Like the others said, massages can help increase blood flow up to the follicles, which might help hair grow faster.  But a good diet is probably your best bet for fastest growth. 
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