Trimming looks different for every transitioner. When and how much you should trim will depend on how long you plan to be on your transition. Most transitions last somewhere from six months to two years, or sometimes even longer. Here are a few steps to help you decide how often and how much you should trim:
First, decide how long you want to transition. This will be a determining factor because it will help you plan out your trims by the month. Plus, having a goal big chop date will help you stick to your transition instead of becoming curious and/or frustrated and trimming all of your hair off on a limb. The average amount of hair growth is six inches a year. You can transition according to how long you want your hair to be once your transition is over or simply choose a date that is plausible for you and your hair.
Lastly, create a schedule. And stick to it! You’ll probably still end up doing unexpected cuts, which is perfectly fine. If you decide to trim an inch every three months, choose a date (like the 10th) and abide by it. Keeping your schedule in mind will help you remain on your transitioning journey.
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