Trimming is an important part of a healthy natural hair routine. Trimming helps keep your ends clean and rid of damage. This should ultimately allow your hair to keep and gain length (if that is one of your goals)
Trimming your hair should be a normal part of your routine, it should not be something that you dread doing or avoid doing. I know many of us have experienced scissor happy stylist back in the day that when you said "Girl...go ahead and trim the ends" you went from long hair don't care to rocking a bob. LOL!! This has so happened to me before. Those experiences have hindered many from trimming the ends all together, which is not good. We should be comfortable with this part of the healthy natural hair journey and you can take matters into your own hands if you don't feel comfortable with someone else doing it for you.
I have heard of so many different rules and received so many different suggestions it's really hard to figure out which way is the best way.
This is what I have been told:
- You should trim once every 6 weeks
- You should trim once every 8 weeks
- You should trim once every 3 months
- You should trim once every 4 months
- You should trim once every 6 months
- You should trim once a year
- You should trim when there is a full moon (o_O)
- You should trim as needed
I personally following trimming as needed. I monitor my ends and do my best to keep them moisturized to avoid them over drying which can lead to damage and split ends. This "as needed" method in my opinion has helped me retain length and overall healthy hair.
I hope this was helpful.
Leave a comment below letting me know what trimming schedule you follow.
Until next time,
Take Care and God Bless~