I've read often that regular trimming (every month or few months) or even a big chop is necessary to get rid of heat damage so your hair can grow better.

But I was wondering, can you also reach your goal length easily (e.g. mid-back or waist) when you don't trim your damaged hair that often (like only once in a half year or less)?
I would like to hear your experiences

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3b, medium/thick?, high density, porous/transitioning from heat-damage
Half-african @ Holland, loose 3b, waist-lengthy, med/high density, growing out 2 yr old heat-damage, kinky strands, fine/med(?)
Experimenting with cones

Clarify: YTCar poo
Low-poo: Harmonie
Co&RO: Argan Care
Sealant: sunflower oil
Protein RO: Schwarzkopf anti-tangle Co
Chelate: Andrelon Zijdeglans & Zen Co
Pre-wash: coconut oil (summer)

: coconut oil, wash days, dew = 50s
: low dews, humid rainy days, loose worn during nite outs, benzyl alcohol