NEVER,EVER BRING scissors near you head. Let the split ends that may occur, occur. You want length. Those that keep cutting off the split ends will end up with hair as long as hair on a bowling ball. Keep active and eat healthy and drink water and your hair will grow the same speed as everyone else. about half an inch a month. If there was a way to make hair grow faster every barbershop in town would be pushing the product so you come to see them for a cut more often.