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, just waist-length, loose 3b w/ 3c napes, med/high density, kinking hair

Goal: growing out to belly button length

Clarify: YTCar poo
Low poo: Harmonie Familie
Co&RO: Argan Care
LI: YTCar
Sealant: sunflower oil
Protein RO: Schwarzkopf anti-klit Co
Pre-wash: coconut or olive oil

: coconut oil, wash days, dew = 50s, 50-70% humidity
: low dews, rain, loose worn during night outs, benzyl alcohol