Mini trims along your journey will suffice until all of your thin ends are gone. Your hair will stay the same length because you are cutting as it grows and there is no harm in doing this.
Your hair may also look uneven but chances are that you have been protective styling as part of your new healthy regime so this shouldn’t matter too much either if the ends are not always on show. This is a much more patient way of handling them.
You could go the other route and decide to cut them off completely. This is a much bigger and bolder step. For transitioning ladies this is called a big chop.
The plus to this is that you’re really starting fresh and with thick full ends. Your hair will be even and you can really retain your new length without worrying about getting rid of your old ends.
For women who are transitioning and debating the big chop, one of the most prominent benefits is not having to deal with two different textures. This can be difficult to manage especially for hair journey beginners.
Despite this, it is still possible to forgo cutting off your ends in favor of a more slow and steady process aka a long term transition.
Your decision will probably boil down to this one question: Do you want results now or do you want them later? Either way, healthy hair journeys are filled with so many different opportunities to learn about your health and each decision will teach you something different about how you should maintain it.
Learning to manage different textures will show you how to give your hair the extra TLC that is sometimes needs. Cutting your ends off completely will get you started on learning your new hair texture right away.
The point of emphasis is that as long as there is no damage to the thin ends there is no particular requirement to cut them off except just wanting thicker ends.
The notion that there is a “right way” or a “wrong way” to handle your hair on your hair journey is one that should be scrapped. There is no rule book except for the one that you write for your own hair. What will your story look like?
Originally posted 2013-10-29 15:00:14.