Last week, my hair got a much needed trim. I was struggling with dry ends and single strand knots- ick!
Trimming is very important for curly and kinky haired ladies. I understand that the goal for many is to obtain long hair, but still, those ends need to be clipped! Here are a few reasons/tips:
Your hair behaves better after a trim.
Whenever I’m in need of a trim, my hair acts a fool! Some strands of hair go one way, and some go another way. Once my ends are taken care of, twist-outs and braid-outs look so much better. Now my hair cooperates with me.
See a professional!
Some naturals attempt to trim their own hair, but I suggest seeing a hair stylist. There are many salons that specialize in the care of natural hair, and all it takes is a simple Google search to find them.
In the beginning of my natural hair journey, I trimmed my own hair after watching YouTube tutorials. As it turns out, I wasn’t doing as good of a job as I thought. Istill hadhorrible ends, until I saw a professional hair stylist of course.
One of the perks of having natural hair is no longer spending hours and money at a salon; but believe me, getting a trim takes little time and little money.
Good Hair is Healthy Hair
Long hair is the goal, but healthy hair should be the ultimate goal. Is it worth having bra-strap length hair, if half of it is dead? Don’t worry, it’ll grow back much healthier with some TLC.
Be sure to get trims regularly. Every 4 months is the ideal, but also remember that everyone’s hair grows at a different pace. In between visits to the salon, pay attention to what your hair is telling you. To prevent troublesome ends, keep them moisturized and sealed.