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Old 12-29-2006, 05:41 PM   #1
 
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I know that you have to trim your hair. I know all that and the reasons why, but I went natural and I havent had my hair cut or trimmed since my big chop with was April 2006. My ends look fine to me, they arent dry or anything, I havent noticed any unevenness. I only flat ironed my hair once since I've been natural, and I didnt put that much effort into it. I dont fuss with it that much after it's done, I think my hair is very healthy. what hair trimming regime should I try and take on? I'm getting my hair shaped up on jan 3.
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I know that you have to trim your hair. I know all that and the reasons why, but I went natural and I havent had my hair cut or trimmed since my big chop with was April 2006. My ends look fine to me, they arent dry or anything, I havent noticed any unevenness. I only flat ironed my hair once since I've been natural, and I didnt put that much effort into it. I dont fuss with it that much after it's done, I think my hair is very healthy. what hair trimming regime should I try and take on? I'm getting my hair shaped up on jan 3.

Congrats on your natural hair, I'm trying to be just like you! Anyway as far as trims, I say go with what your hair tells you. If its fine and not looking dry, ragged, not curling well, and limp then you should be good to go. Also if your taking care of it- not too much heat styling, agressive handling then you probably won't need trims too often. My personal routine for trims is about once or twice a year. I'm also trying to grow my hair out too though.
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Old 12-30-2006, 01:44 AM   #3
 
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Thank you! I think I take good care of my hair, I dont comb it much when it's dry, and I havent 'seen' a split end, but that doesnt mean there arent any
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Thank you! I think I take good care of my hair, I dont comb it much when it's dry, and I havent 'seen' a split end, but that doesnt mean there arent any
i dont know if this helps but i can tell when i need a trim because my hair doesnt detangle as good and when i am finger combing or running a big tooth comb through my hair when it is wet with conditioner i have a hard time with the ends. but that is just me. HTH
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I was wondering about this myself. I've only had one trim since chopping in Apr 06. My hair doesn't seem to have any split ends, but I do shed a bit. It could be from needing a trim; I don't know. The ends are a little fuzzy, but that could just be my hair.

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Shedding is a natural part of hair growth. I think on avg. you will shed 100 strands/day (that are replaced by new ones). Fuzzy ends are a sign of split ends, or bad styling/and or styling products. I would ask a professional who isn't scissor happy for their opinion
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when in doubt, i get a trim. my hair just starts acting "funny" when i dont have one. also, it keeps the shape of my hair so it looks like it actually has a style.
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:36 PM   #8
 
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Smile Do you have to trim your hair?

Do you have to trim your hair? i dont. i havent cut my hair since my big chop in feb... im kinda scared to trim it because when i did my big chop that was the shortest it has ever been in my life. well this summer I kinda GAVE MYSELF a trim but it didnt really make a difference in my hair and it wasn't really any shorter either.. i really dont believe in trimming unless u have split ends or something or if your hair isnt getting longer because its breaking off.. but anyways... i was just asking if i have to trim my hair.. because i dont think i need to.. i take really good care of my hair and use really moisturizing products... my hair isnt dry and it isnt oily.. its normal.. my hair grows really well and very fast =D and its pretty strong too.. but yea its growing and i dont have any probs with my hair..its like i want to trim it but at the same time i dont want to trim it because that is just taking off length from my hair.

i think my hair is like a 4a and its reaaaalllly curlyyy and soo thick!! i feel like i have the thickest hair in the universe lol.. right now i have in braids.. my real hair is like past my ear and right above my collar bone.. its almost there!! my hair is growing fantastic! i know i kinda got off topic here.. somewhat.. but should i trim my hair? and i dont believe that your hair only grows if u trim it or whatever.. i also do NATURAL hair masks/protein treatments like once a month

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when in doubt, i get a trim. my hair just starts acting "funny" when i dont have one. also, it keeps the shape of my hair so it looks like it actually has a style.

this exactly..
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I know that you have to trim your hair. I know all that and the reasons why, but I went natural and I havent had my hair cut or trimmed since my big chop with was April 2006. My ends look fine to me, they arent dry or anything, I havent noticed any unevenness. I only flat ironed my hair once since I've been natural, and I didnt put that much effort into it. I dont fuss with it that much after it's done, I think my hair is very healthy. what hair trimming regime should I try and take on? I'm getting my hair shaped up on jan 3.

I'm not really a regular trimmer either. I don't straighten my hair, my hair is in great condition, I dont use harsh dyes, and I don't have raggedy uneven ends and it's long. So frankly, no you don't HAVE to trim your hair. If your ends are fine.. there is no real reason you need to trim unless you just want a certain shape to your hair or different look. I haven't trimmed my hair in more than a year and my hair looks fine. I am planning on trimming in April 2011 though because I want a certain shape. For me, a once a year trim is enough.
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I usually trim once or twice a year just to get rid of any splits. I've stopped search & destroy cutting my ssk's for now because I've been wearing my hair up, and not constantly fussing with my ends. When I do trim, I straighten my hair, snip the ends, and then wash the curls back in after trimming.

The way I do the trim is to part my hair down the center after it's straight. I let the ends hang over my shoulders (yep it's long enough for that now!) and carefully trim 1/4 to 1/2 inch in a straight line across. This way you can make sure that you're cutting evenly on each side because you can see if one side is longer/shorter than the other.
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I trim once or twice per year. And usually at least one of those times I get a little scissor happy and my trim turns into a cut. Although I probably never need a trim when I get one, my hair always feels and looks better afterwards. Also, I can get away with trimming less when my hair is either really short (TWA length) or fairly long (SL or longer). At in between lengths, my hair takes more of a beating so the trims help out more I think.
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:06 AM   #13
 
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I have been trying to decide when I should get a trim. I was thinking that every six months should do the trick, I don't put heat on my hair or abuse my hair, so I feel like that should be sufficient.
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