I kid you not, during my relaxed hair days, I used to dread getting a trim because in my head, I felt like I was getting a haircut. I was well aware of the benefits but stubborn me didn’t like it.
I remember telling my hairstylist:
“Don’t trim too much, Ms. Rhona”
Or attempting to slouch my body in the chair so that my hair would slip a little more through her fingers to cut less.
Throughout this journey, I have gotten a better understanding of why trimming is so important and the difference it makes.
Trimming is simply getting rid of your split/dead ends with a pair of scissors.
I can’t believe that I was holding on to dead ends, damaged hair.
WHO wants damaged hair?!
Let’s talk about some of the benefits.
Some say it helps with growth. I am not so sure about this statement but I can definitely say that your hair will look fuller, thicker and healthier.
It also improves the feel and look of your hair, especially when you’re rocking natural hair styles.
In addition, it reduces breakage.
NOW, I trim my hair on a regular basis.
Whenever I notice that my ends need to be trimmed. I prefer to do when I am setting my twists. It’s easier for me as I am able to see where exactly I need to clip.
Don’t be like the old me, grab your scissors and TRIM!
If you’re not comfortable doing it yourself, I am here to provide some assistance through the process.