Anyways, tonight I'll be discussing a very annoying and downright outrageous myth that stylists everywhere tell their clients: "Your hair won't grow unless you get it cut regularly." Honestly? So you're saying that hair grows until your next scheduled haircut, but if you don't get your ends cut off, your hair will simply stop growing. OUT-RAGE-OUS. What about nails? If you don't get regular manicures will your nails stop growing? And your skin won't regenerate unless you get regular spa treatments, right? I mean hair, skin, and nails are made of nearly the same components, so that should be correct, yes? WRONG. Your hair continues to grow REGARDLESS of whether or not you choose to get a haircut. Whether your hair will look nice or not is a different story.
The main reason why your hair "doesn't grow" is breakage. The people who complain the most about hair not growing have chemically treated hair, whether it's been colored, lightened, highlighted, permed, or relaxed, and on top of that they often use heat styling tools. You'll notice that people who do not (or very rarely) have chemically treated hair can either have it cut more often, or go without a haircut longer because their hair is much healthier than someone with chemically treated hair, and therefore does not need to be in the salon all the time.
Also, another thing about this myth that confuses me is, if you color your hair and you have outgrowth, how can you say or even think that your hair is not growing? I can't believe so many people believe this, when it's just downright silly. BE PATIENT. Try putting down your flat-iron/curling iron/blowdryer and give your hair some time to relax. The bottom line is: Your hair never stops growing.