That is a really good point lazykerri brought up. A lot of "experts" love to recommend trims that are much too frequent but in reality such frequent trims are only necessary to maintain the SHAPE of any particular haircut a person wants to keep, or when a person already has damaged hair. If a person intends to let their hair grow trims can very well spaced out much and good care given to the older ends to keep them in good shape.
2A/3A, medium length, layered, colored dark/medium ash blonde - "CGer" since April '02.
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