Friday, 16 September 2016

Why You Should NOT Trim Your Hair?!

Hey there!

We have all heard advice over the years about how trimming your hair (natural, relaxed, texlaxed, no-laxed, all-laxed) is important in your hair care regimen. The reason why we are told to get our hair trimmed is usually because of split ends. The hair on our ends are the oldest on our head and have been more exposed to the elements - weather, friction from clothes, hand-in-hair syndrome, etc. This also means that our ends are more vulnerable to damage like tangles, knots and split-ends. When your hair splits at the ends, it is very likely for the split to keep growing upwards, towards our roots. This is one of the main reasons why we are advised to get our natural hair trimmed at regular intervals, or when you notice you need a trim.

However, I saw this video last night on Youtube where the vlogger has a new theory about trimming your hair. She advises NOT to trim more than maybe once a year. Her reasoning is this: your ends are the oldest part of your hair and if you cut them off, you expose your healthier hair to friction, tangles, knots, etc. In her opinion, she would rather not have the healthier parts of her hair deal with those elements.

What do you think? Do you agree with her? I think that while everyone's hair is different, there are one or two things that apply to most people's hair. I know I need to trim maybe two or three times a year - maybe even more, if I'm being totally honest. How often do you trim your natural hair?

Berry Dakara.

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  1. errr i guess this works for her, I know I have to trim more than once a year. I don't think this advice is standard for everyone.

  2. Hmm, I've never really been much of a trimmer, but I have had to cut of a large chunk of my hair from time to time. Lately, I've decided to start trimming twice a year.

  3. Hello there.
    I don't have split ends or anything like that & I don't have a particular trimming schedule. I just usually trim when my ends tart to get scraggly. I can usually tell when I need a trim as my twists get these ridiculously long, thin strands at the ends...they have to go! It makes for a more uniformed look and even styling. Sometimes, I'll trim on wet hair or on dry, moisturized hair, all depends on what mood I'm in at the time.

  4. Everyone's hair is different. So I think she is neither right nor wrong because it may work for her but it may not work for others.

  5. Everyone's hair is different. So I think she is neither right nor wrong because it may work for her but it may not work for others.

  6. Do whatever works for you! Insofar ad you get the results house want.


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