Originally Posted by GBR
Absolute nonsense. 'Cutting the hair makes it grow' is an old wives tale.
Men's long hair hyper board - plenty of long hairs and good advice. Only one entry condition - lose the scissors.
I am not saying that cutting the hair makes it grow faster.
If the hair is trimmed regularly (I said 4-8 weeks since he is letting it grow) it will improve the look of the hair as it is growing out. Layers need to be modified to help it look good (lay better) as it grows out (unless someone doesn't care of course).
Plus, if one doesn't get a hair cut for a couple of months or more and starts to get split ends (not the band by the way) it will make one's hair look frizzy. There is no product that will make that look better.
Then, after several more months of not getting the hair cut, the split ends will continue to split as fast as the hair is growing out and the hair will have reached a particular length and appear to have stopped growing.
That's where the wives tale comes into play. After cutting all of those split ends off, it will appear to grow faster when it actually isn't. It's just that the split ends are gone and not cancelling out the new growth of the hair.
Finally, a hair salon can "relax" the hair or do a "reverse perm". A true
relaxer (I think they contain lie) is normally used on ethnic hair to straighten it because ethnic hair is much more coarse than caucasion hair. There are currently several products made for caucasion hair
which will straighten it and, for the most part, they are really just perm solution which is combed through the hair to straighten it. They work fine but remember, the hair is going to get curly again over the next several months. The process will need to be repeated to keep the hair looking straight.
After reverse perming the hair, one will then have chemically treated hair and will need a more gentle shampoo and conditioner (moisture AND protein) to maintain healthy hair.
Nothing wrong with all of this but it requires more work and $.