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
Hennaed ✩ waist length ✩ 3b ✩ high density
Mixture of medium & very coarse ✩ kinks in strands ✩ mostly porous: sun & old heat damage ✩ low elasticity (wet)

Dew: 30sF
70-90% humidity

Clarify: YTCar poo
Low poo: Harmonie
Rinse-out: Argan Care
Protein: hydrolyzed keratin
Styling LI: Yes To Tomatoes
Seal: various
Pre-wash: coconut & sunflower oil

: oils, high dews, 50-70% humidity
: salt water, rain, high humidity, low dews, temperature below 50F