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Trimming the Ends

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It’s that time again. I needed a trim and I did it myself. It’s been about two months since the last one and I’m worried about my split ends. I have read in the book Evelyn sent me, Thank God I’m Natural, that a trim is needed every 4 to 6 weeks. I try to do this every time I twist. That way, I can just clip the ends and not over trim in the same area.

I also read that natural women are not in a hurry to trim. Or that natural hair doesn’t need that sort of maintenance. Everyone needs to trim their hair, no matter what kind you’ve got. Naturals who are worried about length, need not fret either. I only snipped a half inch off of each twist. The down side to not trimming, is that the damage you sustain later will be much worse. The split shaft will start at the ends and travel up to the root, making the shaft much weaker and eventually you will get breakage. Do any of your ends look like this?

Do what the sign says: Cut it out!

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Author: Charish Halliburton

Writer and Editor for The Motley News

One thought on “Trimming the Ends

  1. I trim almost every time I twist my hair. I don't cut off as much as I probably should though.

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