3. Straighten And Snip
This method of trimming natural hair is not ideal because of the heat application that features greatly in this method. Yet if you happen to be a natural who wears their hair straight often, then this will benefit you.
After straightening your hair section your it off in medium sections with a comb and then smooth the ends of your hair between your fingers. Cut off any broken or see through ends.
I would not advise you to do this too often though to avoid heat damage but again if you wear your hair straight often or your hair has a good tolerance to heat then you will find this method the most useful.
4. Wash And Snip
This is not likely to work for those with super tight curls but if you have a looser curl pattern and long hair then this may be what you’re looking for.
On freshly washed and detangled hair, put all of your hair on top of your head pulling it to the front so that most of your hair is hanging over your forehead.
Proceed to snip the very end of each clumped curl. This is tedious and you need patience for it, but the end results will be gorgeous! You also have the luxury of being very precise with this method of trimming becase you won’t take off more length than is absolutely necessary.
Keep in mind that your hair grows one fourth of an inch to half an inch per month depending on the person, see how hair growth rates differ in black people. Whether your hair takes a long time to show length or not, you may not need to trim your hair as often as you think so don’t get anxious about it to the point of becoming too scissors happy. If you are just learning your texture give it some time and watch for patterns that will tell you how your hair grows and whether or not it needs a trim.
It is also important to note that the less manipulation you subject your hair to the less you may need to snip. For instance, if you are someone who uses a great deal of heat styling over the course of a couple months then you might require more trims than someone who is into low manipulation styling or protective styling over that same period of time.
I like to trim my hair once or twice per year, depending on it’s condition. However, you can trim your hair more often if that’s what your hair requires.
Making sure that you care for your hair properly between trims is crucial. The goal is to retain length. If you take care of the ends of your hair, you won’t have to remove a great deal of length each time you trim. After all, that would essentially be loping off the progress you have made which is a lesson in being counter productive. Nobody has time for that.
Originally posted 2015-01-29 15:00:39.