Sunday, April 26, 2015

Does trimming your hair really causes growth?

We decided to tackle the age old question of How often should us natural beauties should trim our ends! Some hair stylists say every two weeks, 3 to 4 weeks, 6-8 weeks and once a month. Personally, we trim our ends (well try to) once a month or every two to three months. Sometimes it's hard to get your ends trimmed because you want that extra length once you see new growth. But truthfully if you wait any longer, that length will only consist of split ends and by the time you finally do go and get a trim it'll be more of a haircut than anything. 
Let's get down to the truth about trimming. No trimming your ends doesn't make your hair grow faster, but this should be part of your routine for your hair regimen to maintain healthy hair. 

Before doing a protective style, the first thing you should do is trim your ends, because when you take your hair out and realize that it's time for a trim, you might be taking off more than you want to and that would defeat the purpose.

How often should you trim your natural tresses?

Now that you are natural you dont have to trim as much as you use to when you relaxed your hair because you are not applying chemicals. You can trim your hair every 3-4 months, this will help you keep your hair healthy. Trimming your hair will also help to keep the shape and body of your hair. You should see your hair grow about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in a month. If you trim your ends regualry you would only chop off 1/4 inch or less which will show your growth and length. Your ends are the most important part of your hair, because they need to butter and oils to seal in the moisture since they are the oldest part of your hair. This can help you to reduce your getting trims to about once every 6 months, especially if you don't apply heat.

How often should you trim your hair in the Winter?

Winter can be hard on natural hair becaus the air is so dry and it can make the hair brittle and easier to break off. "You should trim 1/2 inch every 8-10 weeks between October and March" according to Felicia Leatherwood. 

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