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Hi, my name is Leslie. I posted this in the 3c board, but I thought maybe others may be able to help me out. I am pretty sure my hair is 3c/4a. I did the big chop the middle of last March, but didn't let my hair start growing out until about the middle of May. Anyway, this past Saturday I went to SuperCuts after I'd blow dried and flat ironed my hair to get a trim. I knew I was due to get a trim and could feel that some of my ends were crispy. So, needless to say, instead of the woman trimming just what needed to be trimmed she proceeded to give me a haircut. My hair was already layered, because that's how it grows, but I think she added more layers.

So my question is, how often do you think my hair should be trimmed, and should I just try to trim/dust my ends myself, instead of trying to trust a stylist???
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Welcome to! There are many recommendations regarding your question about how often to get a trim. Just like 2 3c curlies can use the same products and get entirely different results, the same is true for the question of when to get a trim.

There are generalities; for instance, "they" say you should get a trim every 6-8 weeks. I don't get a haircut for sometimes 6 months.
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When my hair is longer than shoulder length, I really only need a cut every 3-4 months. Shorter than that and I can only go about 2 months.

When I was letting my hair grow out I pretty much avoided the salon for 6 months or so. It did get pretty bushy though!
Thanks for replying. The time before last Saturday I'd gone about 10 weeks in between getting a trim, and the stylist then told me my ends weren't that bad. But this time the woman I had said they were really bad. Like I said before, my hair is really layered now, and the back reaches the bottom of my neck. I am really trying to grow my hair out, but just when it seems to be growing pretty fast it gets chopped off. I think for a while (a few months) I will try dusting my ends by the twisting method myself so that my hair will grow more. Also I've been using sweet almond oil and coconut oil on my hair for a short time now and I've already seen improvements.

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