How to Trim Natural Hair

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by Mary Wolff

Beautiful hair takes work. As if the constant washing, conditioning, and styling isn’t enough, hair needs to be trimmed on the regular to keep it healthy. Hair with dead and damaged ends is hair that has stopped growing. A lot of curlies struggle with length and refuse to trim. You may think cutting hair will decrease length, but it is only temporary, and it will help length in the long run! When it comes to taking on a do it yourself approach, there are a few methods to consider on how to trim your natural hair to make it even easier.

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I Stay Trimming My Hair But My Ends Keep Splitting and Breaking...


Ariane of BlackNaps.org

Does it seem like you can never get rid of your split end problem? Well, part of this because to an extent you never really will. Let me explain.

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Stop Natural Hair Breakage, Now!

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by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org

There are just some hair maintenance "musts" that one must do to ensure they keep healthy hair. Some are no-brainers like washing hair while others seem counter-productive. Believe me when I say it is like pulling teeth to get some to understand the importance of a biggie like hair trims.

Hair trims are important to any successful hair care routine. For women with natural hair, keeping up with a regular trimming schedule is critical for preventing damage and maintaining length. However, far too many naturals fail to understand just how important it is to keep up with a regular trimming schedule. Here are 5 reasons why you need to stop skipping your trims and make them priority.

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3 Easy Ways to Trim Split Ends Without Losing Too Much Length

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By SoIntoCurls via BlackNaps.org

So you’ve got split ends and they need to be removed, like yesterday! How can you go about doing this? There are three ways to accomplish this task that won’t require you to lose too much length:

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Can I Reduce Breakage Without Getting a Trim?


by Amanda

Q: How do you reduce breakage/shedding other than trimming?

A: Let’s start by discussing the difference between shedding and breakage.


What is hair loss?
"When your hair naturally falls from the root, you are experiencing hair loss. Some amount of hair loss normal and to be expected.

In fact, while you may not be aware of it, you’re likely losing up to 100 strands each day. The “100 strands” theory is based on the assumption that we have approximately 100, 000 hairs on our scalp and lose around 1% of them daily.

Additionally, the rate at which you’re losing hair can vary based on gender, diet and genetics.

What is hair breakage?

Curly hair is especially prone to breakage. You may experience breakage when combing, detangling, or styling your curls. Breakage is most noticeable when brushing or combing your hair, removing a hair band, or in the shower.

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Trimming Natural Hair- The Art of Dusting

 

WHAT IS DUSTING?
A dusting is where a very small amount of hair is trimmed off the ends of the hair.  So little is removed that it looks like fine dust on the floor. Ends can be dusted to remove splits before they become out of control. 


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