First, and foremost, unless you know an artistic type, or cosmetology school grad, leave the hair cutting to the salon, especially if you want a complex style. A hair cut goes
beyond trimming length. It is a process that shapes the hair making it look its best. Hair shape is hard to achieve without the proper education. There are many salons that offer an inexpensive trim. Do not try to describe a hair cut without a picture, since hair dressers use different terminology than you do. If you do plan to have a friend do it, or wish to cut your bangs yourself, do not use regular scissors. These scissors are not designed to cut hair and cause split ends in the hair. Salon style scissors are available to the public at beauty supply stores, such as Sally’s.
But what if you are trying to grow your hair long? Well, then you still must cut your hair regularly, but not as often. While those with very short to shoulder length hair need a cut about once a month, those with shoulder length or longer hair can go for 8 to 12 weeks without getting one, so long as the hair looks neat. If you are growing out damaged hair, cut it as often as possible, as much as possible, if you are not willing to chop it all off.
There is a myth floating around that the more often you cut your hair, the faster it will grow. While this is not true, it is a good idea to cut your hair regularly. Cutting your hair is the only way to get rid of split ends. If you do not cut them off, the split ends evenually move up the hair shaft and and eventually break off. Therefore, trimming your hair often gets rid of the split ends before more damage can be done. This will make your hair appear thicker, longer, and smoother. After all, what is the point of having long hair if it looks fuzzy, frizzy and unattractive?