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3 Reasons Cutting Your Natural Hair Might Be the Best Thing You Do in 2015

• Dec 4, 2014


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If you’re like many naturals, the idea of cutting your hair is not only unpalatable, but can also give you nightmares for weeks! Since many are striving to grow long, healthy natural hair; hair cutting just seems counterproductive. But, what if I told you cutting your hair is exactly what you need to do to save your length and grow you hair to new lengths in 2015? You might then be interested in hearing more, right?

1. Your hair is at a length plateau.
Cutting your hair doesn’t make your hair grow any faster, but it does expose quality ends not destroyed by age and accumulated damage. Your new ends will be stronger and more able to resist the wear and tear that comes from everyday hair care practices. Old ends are the part of your hair that has sustained the most damage and are susceptible to those 1/4″ breaks that steal length. Cutting your hair corrects that problem.

2. Your hair won’t take to the conditioner and products you use anymore.
While there are a number of reasons your hair may have stopped responding to your old and even newer products, one may be that your ends have passed the point of no return. If they’ve lost most of their cuticle layers, you’ll be hard pressed to find any product that will help them retain moisture. Sometimes, a good cut is just what you need to help your hair to respond more positively to the products you use.

3. You need a change.
You didn’t think I was going to skip out on this reason, did you? I’m the kind of girl that just automatically feels better about life when I feel I look good. A 2 inch cut will help your twist outs and bantu knot outs look fuller, and cutting more than two inches can dramatically enhance your facial features and put that extra pep in your step and give a boost of confidence for the new year.

What kind of dramatic changes are you making to your hair for 2015?

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Just another naturalista playing by my own rules! Got hair that doesn't seem to grow past your shoulders? Check out my free Grow Your Hair Faster Video Course

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9 Comments on "3 Reasons Cutting Your Natural Hair Might Be the Best Thing You Do in 2015"

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I had a few inches cut at the beginning of the year and I noticed an improvement in the overall health of my hair. Prior to the trim/cut my ends felt rough (not sure how else to phrase it) and dry, no amount of moisturising and sealing worked.


I just did a DIY tapered cut on my hair in September and it has been amazing. 13 years natural and this was my first major hair cut in a long while. Very nice change of pace. The older I’m getting the more I realize that shorter hair is for me. I love long hair too but I don’t love the up keep of it any more.

Jennifer Kennedy

I’m totally chopping off my hair in 2015. It’s been a long time coming. All of those reasons are exactly why. My hair is breaking at the ends, I want a new look (maybe a new color), and I want my hair to be easier to maintain!

Now, the task of finding someone I trust to cut it! Ha. (I haven’t been to the salon in at least 7 years.)


I just chopped off my hair and it is great!
You could also try finding a barber to chop it off. I think they are really good with being creative with short looks. I called a barber and he was awesome (and really hot and flirtatious, haha!).
Happy chopping! 😀


I would loooove to give my hair a nice cut preferably a bob. However im currently stuck in an awkward length/shape stage that can only be solved by time and trims 🙁

Jill Thompson

The timing of this post is so perfect for me! I just cut about two inches in the back of my hair a few days ago. I have been struggling with single strand knots and generally unhappy with my hairs performance. I also cut four inches in the front, so now I have bangs and I love them! I feel like I have a fresh new look going into the holidays and new year.


This article is right on time! I have discussed all weekend how I want a fresh look and beginning with a hair cut. My hair is at a length plateau and with me turning a new age last week, I want something new, inspiring an funky yet professional. Thanks for sharing!


This article is the confirmation and inspiration I needed to encourage me to cut my hair. I’ve been debating it, but now that I’ve read this article and everyone’s comments, I’m going for it. I think a good cut (not a trim or a dusting) is what my hair needs!

I just cut my hair Saturday. It feels much better and I had a ton of split ends so they HAD TO GO. Overall it is exactly as the article states. My hair feels fuller, takes conditioner MUCH better, and it feels softer too. Oh but I would like to add if you don’t want to go to a salon then it is very important that you buy brand new hair cutting scissors. Dull scissors can actually do more harm than good. i got a pair from Walgreens for $7 and they got the job done. No need for a… Read more »

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