4 Ways to Trim Natural Hair

 

One of the frequently asked questions is about trimming natural hair.  How to and how often should you trim your natural hair?  

There’s a rumor that clipping your ends or trimming your hair is unnecessary.  This is false.  Your hair will seriously suffer from a lack of maintaining your ends.  I can attest to that.  I am so sad to say.  Read more here

Read 10 Reasons To Trim Your Ends

According to Dickey, Creator of Hair Rules & Stylist to celebs such as Alicia Keys, Kelis and Michelle Obama  you should schedule a trim every three to four months.  At this time the hair shaft begins to split naturally.  Regular trims maintain the shape of your style and  remove naturally splitting ends. Hair  grows  about  1/4 to 1/2 inch a month.   If ends are clipped regularly, you will only remove about 1/4 inch or less. Leaving you with noticeable growth and length retention. Caring for your ends properly in between trims by sealing your ends with hair butters or oils can prolong the need for a trim.

Single- Strand Knots are a sign that you need a trim.  

Types of Hair Trims

1.  Blow Out Hair and Trim Dry-  Cut the hair when it’s straight (or at least stretch with the heat of a blow dryer). This technique is described above and highly recommended for a proper trim by many stylist. Stylist can accurately gauge full hair length and extent of split ends.
2. Clipping Curly Hair Wet ““ Some prefer this technique because the hair is flexible and can be stretch for trimming.  The downside is that you can’t see ends that need to be removed or the actual shape over your hair.  Simply bad for business, that’s all I have to say!!!

3.  Dusting ““ There are many Youtube tutorials on this technique.  The hair is plaited in two-strand twist and the ends of the twist are cut.   Not only is it impossible to see what you’re cutting but your hair will be different lengths.   This is the best way to get helmet shape hair where the hair is flat in the back and lacks movement.  Needless to say I don’t recommend it at all.

4. Deva Cut method- which is cutting your hair while it is curly ant dry. This method is for shape-styling curly/coily hair. Some believe is the best method if you always wear your hair in its natural curl pattern state

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