Soften, Straighten and Trim 4c Natural Hair – How Often Do You Trim?

Soften, Straighten and Trim 4C Hair - How Often Do You Trim

“Oh Arlene, your hair is laid girl!” The video I am about to show you is done by one of my favorite YouTubers this month. I actually found Mo’s Channel by accident which for me was great. In the video she takes her friends 4C natural hair from curly to trimmed and straight in about 3.5 hours, and we get to see it in just 10 short minutes, isn’t technology amazing?

While the entire video is very useful we wanted to highlight some thoughts on trimming your natural hair. There are two schools of thought when it comes to trimming, some stylists will advise you to trim on a schedule, every 2-4 months keeping things nice and even and healthy, we affectionately call this the ‘one size fits all approach’.

Then there is another school of thought that says, you should trim your hair according to the damage found in your hair, this can be done using the search and destroy method instead of a full blown trim, leaving the hair healthy. We mention the word ‘healthy’ twice because regardless of the option you choose removing damaged ends aids in hair health over all.

Alma will tell you, her growth rate is slower in comparison to some other women, she has made the point that her growth rate might be hereditary because other women in her family have the same rates. Yet Alma has achieved waist length hair through prudent trimming, so what does that mean?

If she tells you her story she will make the point that in order to retain the length she has to trim less and protect more. Lets just say not every one agrees, however in some instances opinions do not matter sometimes the proof is always in the pudding.

Alma will write a post on growth rates and the trimming schedules which a lot of the stylists’ recommendations are based on soon so I won’t go too much into it here but in the meantime, peep the video and let us know how often you trim your hair.


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About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Janice T. Johnson

Amazing

TiffƛƝy StuƛƦt

Sierra This color

Tiama Candyraindownonu Johnson

Wow don’t sleep on the shrinkage Honey Trust

Zoe Ivey

Giiiirrrrlll i did that once, worst mistake ever. the struggle was real that morning when i woke up.

Zakiyak Randle

Very talent Mo Knows hair

Antoinette Webb

wow…who would of thought all that hair..was up under there?? #teamNatural #beautiful 😉

Melly Pizarro

What a change!

Delnika Payne

I know about the shrinkage dealing with it now

Khrystal Bianca

That’s pretty

Brittany M Walker

That hair is laid hunny… color and everything.

Deatrice Hildreth

Miracle worker!!

Stacie Hart

I loved it!!!

Beverly Joseph

Love the video and her hair.

Iyin Dairo

Wow please show me how to do this

Rosland Bost-Glass

Beautiful!!

Shirley Winters Harris

Never!

Wenda Parsons

I don’t trim my hair.

Karol Fiocco Di Neve

beautifful!! but i prefer my natural hair 🙂

Patricia Bunyasi

mmm. love the look, but why are people surprised that natural hair and pressed/straightened hair would lay differently…

Tarika Herbert Wooten

I need to try this on mu daughter’s hair texture.

Kimberly Wilson-Coakley

wow!!

Zaloriea D Harris

my hair type

Melvin Nantahala Spikes

Don’t matter.. either way StillStraight

Claudette Moore

Once a month as needef

Kristin Patrick

Very nice and love the curls. I also trim my natural hair every two months or so.

Keyonna Gonzalez

One more year and I’ll flat iron my hair.

Samantha Crews
Samantha Crews

What were the products you used on her hair again?

Kerby Howard

This comes from a tutorial on YouTube MO KNOWS HAIR! I love all her videos!

Leandra Mauricio

i never trim

Brigid C. Odom

a trim is good for hair.

Leandra Mauricio

i just dont need, if i need ill cut

Jessica Rivera

Never.. Natural is beautiful..

Kimberly Rice Dillard

mine too!

Kelisa Gill Volson

Looks like length of my mane! I really need to straighten it to length chk

Kisha Brown

Beautiful… Kyra Durden-Jordan I’m striving for this…lol

Penny Love

I trim my ends once a month and flat iron twice.

Bean Head Hatake

I feel sooo pumped right now after watching the vid!!! I have to call my hairstylist cuz I haven’t trim this hair in a year smh!

Varnessa Nicole West

I need one now!

Pumah Didi

this is why i love our naturalblack asses…beauty….

Regina Boyd

this is my current situation

Andrea D Brayboy

I’ve subscribed to her page on youtube. She’s awesome

Golden Perfect Humanhair Ltd

i love the style

Charlene Jeffers

How ironic I watched this on YT last night.

Erica Hale
Erica Hale

What temp does she flat iron the hair on?

Stacie Hart

Twice a year!

MissAshley P Clement

Jaz East