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
Henna'd ✩ stringy waist-length ✩ loose 3b ✩ high density
Very coarse & medium ✩ kinkings ✩ porous below shoulders: sun & old heat damage ✩ low elasticity (wet)


Climate
Dew: 30s F
80-100% humidity

Clarify: YTCar poo
Low poo: Harmonie
Co-wash&RO: Argan Care
Protein: Schwarzkopf Anti-klit
Styling LI: Da Verzorgend
Seal: avocado oil
Pre-wash: sunflower & EVOO

: oils, dew = 50-60s F + 50-70% humidity, CG
: salt water, rain, high humidity, 'cones