Girl, Stop Playing And Just Go Get A Trim

Anoinette

A curls bf – Antoinette

I know, I know – you may or may not have cringed when you first read the title of this article. The truth is that a lot of us curly girls are against cutting or trimming our natural hair.

Even though it may seem like it’s counterproductive, trimming natural hair frequently is one of the ways to retain health and length.

There’s no point to growing your hair long if it looks crazy or continues to snap off. If you are new to being natural or if you don’t have a set trimming regimen together yet, here are three ways to know that it’s time for a trim.

Hard to detangle

Have you ever tried to brush through your ends and it seems like you can’t get the comb all the way through to the bottom with no problem?

That may mean that it’s time for a trim. If there are many knots and split ends in your hair, detangling can become a huge chore. Trim your ends if they seem to be extra bushy or hard to manage.

Thin, piecey ends


Another sign that it’s time for a trim is if your hair looks thin, especially towards the ends. You may notice that certain styles (like twist outs, braid outs, etc) don’t look neat and uniform near the ends. Beware of ‘see through’ ends- which may be long strands, although you can see through to the other side.

Excess breakage

If you haven’t trimmed your hair in a while and notice that you have more breakage than usual, that may mean that you should trim your hair.

Split ends and knots can tangle and be hard to work through. As a result, we may find ourselves detangling too harshly and ripping out more hair than necessary. A fresh trim can mean neat ends and less damage.

To put it simply, we all need to trim our hair. Some may need more trims than others, and at different times. It’s important to see the signs of needing a trim, so that we can care for our hair accordingly. Consistent trims are an important part to our hair regimens. Don’t forget to snip!

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About Victoria


Hi! My name is Victoria Sallie and I'm a twenty something year old blogger & student living in NYC. I began my transitioning natural hair journey in January 2013, and big chopped in April 2014. I decided to start writing because I wanted to document my hair journey, plus I realized that I couldn't find all the information I needed in ONE place on the internet. Deciding to return back to my natural hair was one of the best choices that I've ever made, and I'm glad to help anyone that has a question. Happy Hair Journey!

About Victoria


Hi! My name is Victoria Sallie and I'm a twenty something year old blogger & student living in NYC. I began my transitioning natural hair journey in January 2013, and big chopped in April 2014. I decided to start writing because I wanted to document my hair journey, plus I realized that I couldn't find all the information I needed in ONE place on the internet. Deciding to return back to my natural hair was one of the best choices that I've ever made, and I'm glad to help anyone that has a question. Happy Hair Journey!

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