I am transitioning now. I was planning a hair trim this weekend. But should I wait a few months before I start cutting it? I just want it to grow and grow so I can have enough length to cut off the relaxed ends. Help please!
But if you have very damaged ends it can help with growth, not because of it stimulating growth, but because you are cutting off damaged areas that would probably just break off anyways.
How much to trim off when transitioning is really a personal preference, but really the best thing you can do is eat right, perhaps vitamins and take extra care of your hair, and be gentle with it, and that will help it grow out.
It doesn't necessarily promote growth, but it will prevent split ends while you're transitioning. In the past whenever I relaxed my hair I would have to trim 2 months later because I would get crazy split ends. When I was transitioning I had my stylist cut about 2-3 inches of hair in April... what I noticed was that 5 months later I didn't have any split ends and that was a miracle in itself. I also didn't shed and my hair didn't fall out like I was told it would.
Get a nice trim, you don't have to cut alot. Try Aphogee treatment for damaged hair for some protein and if you don't want to do the BC just get a trim every few months. I could've waited, but I was too impatient.
Big Chop: 9/23/07 Relaxer free for almost 5 years!
[Get a nice trim, you don't have to cut alot. Try Aphogee treatment for damaged hair for some protein and if you don't want to do the BC just get a trim every few months. I could've waited, but I was too impatient.[/quote]
I have only been transitioning for four months and already want to cut my hair off. Its getting very bushy from the natural hair at the roots, but Im trying to hold off until at least June. I had issues with excessive tangling and a trim helped alot with detangling. I am mostly wearing my hair in a ponytail lately, since its getting harder to gel style my hair.
I have given serious consideration to a short cut so that I can wet wrap my hair and just throw some hot curlers in it when dry. I have been combing my hair back into a semi wrap since its too long to go around my head and drying the front with a wrap net but the back of the hair stays wet no matter how many different ways I try to set it.