Have you adjusted your wash day and moisturizing routines because your ends just won’t act right? Do they still look lifeless and scraggly? Are you confused about how to solve your problem?
No worries…you just need a trim!
A lot of times, we’re afraid to trim our ends because we don’t want to loose our hair. It’s okay:) We’re often told that we should trim our ends every 6 months. I think it’s a personal call. I clip one every 4 months or so. A big part of maintaining healthy hair is to trim as necessary. It also helps with length retention.
Check out the ways to know when you’re due for a trim below.
Unless it is the style you’re going for, having a bunch of layers in your hair is not a good thing for your curls. Formless, uneven strands mean that you need a trim. Sometimes, even excessive flyaways and frizz can be a sign that you need to trim.
No Volume, No Shape
If you notice that your hair is flat–lacking definition, shape or volume, that’s a sign that your coil structure is suffering. Revive your curls with a quick trim to help bring your hair back to life..so to speak.
Assuming you already know the texture of your hair after a good wash, you should know how long it normally takes to detangle your curls/coils. If the detangling process starts to become increasingly difficult, and requires smaller and smaller sections to detangle, it’s time for a cut.
Knots are indicators of weak points in your hair. Many people experience a few knots , but if you’ve got major tangles hanging onto the ends of your hair, do your hair a favor and “chop chop”.
Stunted Length Retention
When your hair is stuck at one length, that’s a pretty clear sign that it needs a trim. Damaged ends can keep your curls from attaining their full growth potential. Trimming dead/split ends can do wonders for your hair’s progress.
“Okay. Yes, I need a trim. How do I know trim my ends?”
Great question! Check out the videos below from some of my favorite natural hair bloggers. They each have a different trimming method, so figure out which one you like best and GO FOR IT!
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