Oh, scissor happy naturals. Many of us over estimate how frequently we need to trim. A good dusting every few months is enough to remove split ends and knots. Some naturals are so gentle with their hair that they only need to trim once a year! Unless your hair undergoes intense styling on a regular basis (we’re talking industrial strength blowdryers, round brushes, curling irons, harsh pulling, the works), your ends are probably fine. Don’t cut yuor hair for no reason!
Following the Advice of Hair Gurus
It’s typically a good idea to have hair mentors; women who have mastered their hair and can show you what it looks like to tend to a healthy, thriving mane. But please remember that every head of hair is UNIQUE. What YOUR HAIR is telling you should always trump what a hair guru is telling you. Take the time to become familiar with your key indicators (hair strength, tensility, fineness/coarseness, thickness/denseness, curl type) and keep that in mind as you digest the advice of hair gurus. Following blind will ultimately lead to frustration and the sad refrain of, “If worked for her. Why didn’t it work for me??”
Ladies, do you agree with our list? Are we missing anything? And have you been guilty of any of these?