Time for a Trim!? A Guide to Keeping Your Ends on Point

After all those months of new growth, the last thing I wanna do sometimes is trim my hair. But holding on to dead ends does more harm and no good. So after months of procrastinating and a few protective styles later, I took my shear scissors in hand and turned on some Netflix and began such a vital task in maintaining healthy natural hair.

Tools used:

Curls Creme Brule Whipped curl cream- Used for detangling

Shear scissors – To ensure a clean cut

Ponytail holders – To organize each section


There are many ways you can go about trimming your hair yourself, but for me, sectioning my hair in twists and then trimming the ends works best for me.It allows me to visually see where the hair begins to split off without getting too scissor happy and cutting off way more than needed. I first sectioned my hair into four sections. Within each section, I created about 4 smaller twists, and detangled with Curls Cream Brule.

How to Know What to Cut:

Some signs that its time for a trim are frequent knots and tangles. These knots and tangles appeared very clearly at the ends of my hair and I could feel where the knots were starting and kept an eye out for where the unevenness began. On average I cut off about 1/4 to 1/2 an inch of hair.

After cutting off what was needed, I put the already twisted section into a bantu knot (killed two birds with one stone). I trim my hair about 2 times a year, the first being in February, so it’s actually been a while.  In with the new and out with the old, and I’m ready to continue with my healthy hair journey!



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