Hair growth. It is the number one addiction among several women in the natural hair community and sadly one of the hardest things to accomplish. Don’t worry we’ve all been there. Almost every week I’m asked the same question: “How can I grow my natural hair?” Well, before you start to google the latest hair growth gimmick it is important to understand length retention first. Retaining length is difficult for women because there are several habits practiced everyday without knowledge the habits actually cause more harm than good. Over manipulation, long-term dryness and breakage are some of the main culprits that inhibit length retention, all of which I cover in depth in the Textured Talk Healthy Hair Growth E-Book. The other one is dead and split ends. As a result, keeping your ends trimmed and maintained is a must.
How to know your hair is due for a trim:
– Lots of recurring single strand knots
– Ends feel dry and brittle
– Twists or braids are thick at the root and become thin as you twist or braid down the hair shaft
– Increased breakage and shedding
Don’t have time to run to the salon each time you need a trim? Here are 4 easy tutorials to teach you how to trim natural hair at home.
4 Easy Tutorials to Trim Your Natural Hair At Home
1. If you recently completed the big chop congrats and welcome to the natural hair community! However, don’t forget the ends of your TWA still require care and attention. Maintain healthy hair by continuing to trim your ends during each stage of growth . This tutorial my the My Natural Sistas channel teaches you exactly how:
2. Next, NaturallyQuinn demonstrates how to trim natural hair at home with longer hair in a dry and blown out state. Longer hair doesn’t have to be complicated, but time and patience should be on your side.
3. In this tutorial NapturalElenore illustrates her version to trim natural hair at home on medium length dry hair. As you can see the hair is not fully stretched but this method works well for her texture.
4. And finally JaAdore Curls tutorial is great if you have a longer and more loose textured curl. She also trims her hair in layers to create more volume which I LOVE! Every curl type and pattern is different. Compare different textures and lengths so you can find what’s best for you.
The Tools You Need for A Successful Trim
Now before you head off to trim your natural hair at home make sure you have the perfect tools. ONLY trim your hair with QUALITY hair shears! Everyday household scissors will not get the job done…sorry. Quality professional shears will result in a more blunt cut and lessen further split ends, unlike household scissors. Here are a few inexpensive to moderately priced hair shears to think about for purchase.
Utopia Care 5.5″ Professional Black Barber Razor Edge Hair Cutting Shears
Sterling Beauty Tools Hair Cutting Scissors for All Hair Types
Tweezerman Stainless Steel Sheers with Finger Rest
Do you trim your natural hair at home or are you a salon only type of girl? Leave a comment and let me know!
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Well that is something I was looking for the long time. A quick question. Is the trimming only option to get rid of split ends? Or any diet change can be effective as well??
Hi thanks for reading and commenting! Yes, trimming is the only option. Hair naturally grows at different rates and we all have different lengths at some point in time. Combine that with natural shedding and occasionally manipulation split ends will happen. I’ve never heard of diet helping split ends. Glad to help! 🙂