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Old 10-20-2011, 10:03 AM   #1
 
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I have colored ends and I've seen a lot of people with natural hair that have colored hair but do not trim. I understand that if you over treat your hair with color then that may cause an issue and you may want to consider trimming your ends but is it really mandatory? I have a lot of hair and shedding and I try to finger comb my hair now to keep minimum manipulation as much as possible but the only thing I dread are my dry ends and not so much shedding because it's at its very min. Is it true that when you cut your ends that your hair grows longer? Or is their a stopping point for everyone regardless if you trim or not?
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:17 AM   #2
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I have colored ends and I've seen a lot of people with natural hair that have colored hair but do not trim. I understand that if you over treat your hair with color then that may cause an issue and you may want to consider trimming your ends but is it really mandatory? I have a lot of hair and shedding and I try to finger comb my hair now to keep minimum manipulation as much as possible but the only thing I dread are my dry ends and not so much shedding because it's at its very min. Is it true that when you cut your ends that your hair grows longer? Or is their a stopping point for everyone regardless if you trim or not?
Hi. Technically you don't have to trim your ends if your hair is color treated or not. Some people don't have huge issues with split ends (I've never really seen any since I went natural.) so they don't bother with it. Color treating is a chemical process in most cases so it does affect the cuticle of the hair. The cuticle of the hair is also affected by regular wear and tear, even when it isn't color treated. I subscribed to the theory that if you don't see any damage then why trim your hair, but over time my coils were looking different, my hair styles were not falling into place well, and detangling was a little more difficult. After a light trim, my hair has new life.

Trimming won't make your hair grow longer. It helps you to get rid of weak and damaged areas so you can retain length better.

As for your dry ends, color treated hair can benefit from frequent DCs & moisturizing. Also make sure you seal the moisture in since color treated hair is more porous.
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I'm curious about this issue, too.

I don't really see damage or breakage or excessive hair loss, yet I don't seem to be gaining length like I used to.
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I agree with Foxy. I think trims are necessary. How often depends on the individual, I think.

I was doing the every 6-8 weeks routine from my days of regular relaxers but for me that was too much. I wasn't seeing growth because I was trimming it off. Now, I generally go about every 6 months.
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Co-sign with everything Foxy said! I used to trim infrequently but noticed my hair was not retaining length, was tangling easily and did not fall into a nice shape style. Right now I'm at every 8 weeks. I try to push it to 12 weeks but will go before then once I start seeing knots and tangles.
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I find the top grows like crazy; it's the ends that don't seem to thrive.
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I find the top grows like crazy; it's the ends that don't seem to thrive.
You are right!!!
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So is that a sign of split or damaged ends?
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That's a sign that you may not be retaining length. What's your protein/moisture balance like? Either you're too brittle/dry and breaking, or you're not strong enough and breaking. The balance is a tricky one.
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Um........I don't know how to check?

Should I put goo in it? I like putting goo in my hair.
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Um........I don't know how to check?

Should I put goo in it? I like putting goo in my hair.
Lol! Do an elasticity test with a strand of shed hair. If it breaks right off then you need moisture. If it's stretchy before it snaps, them you need protein. If there are splits, you need protein.
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Okay: I pulled out a strand of hair, pulled on it like crazy (it made kind of a boing-ing noise), and then it snapped.

That means protein, right?
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Okay: I pulled out a strand of hair, pulled on it like crazy (it made kind of a boing-ing noise), and then it snapped.

That means protein, right?
Yeah. Too stretchy.
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Okay!

I will start blopping and adding goop to my hair on a regular basis. I had a bad time with Crisco once (I smelled like cheap cookies all day), but otherwise, I'm up for the job.

Thank you, official physician to the curlies! (Notice I didn't ask if you'd done anything new and gross lately, although of course I'm dying to know.)
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I find the top grows like crazy; it's the ends that don't seem to thrive.
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Okay!

I will start blopping and adding goop to my hair on a regular basis. I had a bad time with Crisco once (I smelled like cheap cookies all day), but otherwise, I'm up for the job.

Thank you, official physician to the curlies! (Notice I didn't ask if you'd done anything new and gross lately, although of course I'm dying to know.)
I'm on vacation for another week. I'm happy to not be working! I worked like 111 hours the last week before vacation and was ready to drop. :/

Lemme know how the protein works out.
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Ok, ok, ok ... I finally trimmed my ends but I won't be doing it again until several more months. I must say I can tell a difference.
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Um........I don't know how to check?

Should I put goo in it? I like putting goo in my hair.
Lol! Do an elasticity test with a strand of shed hair. If it breaks right off then you need moisture. If it's stretchy before it snaps, them you need protein. If there are splits, you need protein.
So what will it do if it's just right?
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Um........I don't know how to check?

Should I put goo in it? I like putting goo in my hair.
Lol! Do an elasticity test with a strand of shed hair. If it breaks right off then you need moisture. If it's stretchy before it snaps, them you need protein. If there are splits, you need protein.
So what will it do if it's just right?
Then your balance is perfect and you don't have to do anything!

Mine went stretchy before it snapped. Why is it bad for hair to be stretchy?
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Lol! Do an elasticity test with a strand of shed hair. If it breaks right off then you need moisture. If it's stretchy before it snaps, them you need protein. If there are splits, you need protein.
So what will it do if it's just right?
Then your balance is perfect and you don't have to do anything!

Mine went stretchy before it snapped. Why is it bad for hair to be stretchy?

It depends on how stretchy. "Stretch" means there's a level of elasticity...which can be good or bad, depending on the level.
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