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.

Oh boy!

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.


Notice the split ends on the first 2 flat twists in the front?

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.

How often?

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.


  1. Constance says:

    I am going natural, but I have a huge bald spot at the crown. I will take my braided weave out in about a week. I’m so embarrassed by the thinning hair. Can you give me any suggestions?

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    • iziKurls says:

      Hi Constance. Oh no, I am so sorry to hear that. What I can recommend at this time is probably applying Jamaican Black Castor Oil to your hair and the thinning area as well daily (morning and night) and see if that helps over time. You have to be consistent though and stick to applying it daily. I am not guaranteeing that this will help with resolving your issue but definitely something you can try to see if it works. Castor oil is known to promote growth so see what happens. I use Tropic Isle Living’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil. You can purchase it at I hope this information helps. Check back in with me in a couple of months or so to update me. Cheers and don’t be discouraged 💪


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