I know it’s late, but it’s still Wednesday! So I wanted to slip today’s WTFuzz question in before the clock strikes 12…here goes!
I don’t like getting my hair cut at all. I really hate having scissors near my hair but I keep reading that I’m supposed to get trims every 6-8 weeks or something like that. What I really need to know is………what will happen if I don’t get my hair trimmed?
First of all, let me say that I share your fear of scissors. I’ve had bad experiences in the past so I TOTALLY get it. However, you need to get trims. Sorry.
It’s important to understand why we are told to get regular trims. The ends of your hair are the oldest so they are the most fragile. You may hear talk of split ends and single-strand knots. Well, most of these happen at the ends of your hair. When a lot of manipulation and stress from styling and every-day contact with clothing and harsh weather elements have a brush with your ends, they can snap off or split or become knotted and tangled. If you maintain your hair with trims, you will remove most damaged hair preventing it from spreading and splitting farther up the hair strands. Raggedy ends can make what seemed like a beautifully set hairstyle with so much promise look not-so-great. Eventually you can experience a lot of breakage and have uneven ends.
About four months ago, I got my first trim in [censored] months. I let a ridiculous amount of time go by without getting not one trim! I let a trusted natural hair specialist–Camille of Noire Salon in Silver Spring, MD!–go to work on my ratty ends annnnnnnnnnnnnd by the time she was done, there was enough hair to cover a small child’s scalp on the floor. I lost INCHES. But it had to be done. Camille also cut my hair into a great shape since all of my hair was almost the same length and did not frame my face as well–BONUS!!! But yes, I learned my lesson. And this happened to someone who KNEW the dangers of avoiding trims. So PLEASE do as I say and not as I do–well, did. Because trust that I will not travel down that road again.
Whether you are doing the trims yourself or going to see a professional–which I recommend if it has been a while–you need to keep your ends maintained with trims. The suggested time ranges vary; I’ve heard six weeks and I’ve heard three months. I suggest keeping it around eight weeks and observing the health of your ends as time goes on to see if it’s time to get a trim or not.
Sooooooooo I know that was a little long-winded, but if you don’t want all of your lovely locks laid across the floor because they had to get cut from the team, GET TRIMS!!!
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