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Hair scientists, stylists and bloggers debate on how often one should trim their natural hair, but one thing is for certain: healthy ends are essential to having healthy hair! Regardless of how often you plan to trim your hair, there are a few signs that you should bring out the hair shears sooner rather than later — coming from someone who’s had to deviate from her trim schedule twice in the past six months!
Detangling is a Nightmare
This is the main sign that trips me off, and this happened a few weeks ago while I was trying to braid up my hair before bed. It was a serious uphill battle to part and then detangle my hair because the ends just continued to knot up on one another. If your hair is properly moisturized and your detangling session is abnormally inconvenient, you may need to snip a little to give your hair the boost that it needs with some fresh ends.
Your Twistout Looks Raggedy
Twist outs/braid outs/bantu knot outs/wash and gos (whichever style is your preferred go-to) will look a little off if your ends aren’t in good shape. When my hair is in need of a trim, my twist outs will be uncharacteristically frizzy, or my ends will stick out quite a bit. If your ends are significantly thinner than the rest of your hair, it’s hard to achieve that voluminous look that natural hair often privileges us to.
Your Ends Won’t Curl Up
After doing the most with heat, you might notice that your ends don’t curl or kink up like they used to and you’re forced to roll them or disguise them to blend with the rest of your hair. Most likely, you have heat damage and unfortunately, it’s an irreversible condition. Sulk for all of five minutes and then get right to trimming! Holding onto heat damaged ends makes it difficult for styles to really flourish. You’ll continue having to braid and curl or twist and curl your ends to try to get them blend them in with the rest of your hair. Save yourself the struggle and just let the heat damaged hair go, a half inch or inch at a time if need be.
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