How is the going going?
In February, I submitted myself for a trim. I say submitted lol because it was almost compulsory. My last proper trim before this was in 2012, when I had my re-chop. Since then, I had been very reluctant to trim my hair. I dusted my ends a few times (after chunky twisting, I cut off the very thin ends that did not compare to the rest of the twist)
So why did I finally get this trim?
I had been noticing way more single strand knots, complex knots, and splits in my hair (splits at the ends & mid-shaft splits) than usual. I was really irritated by this, and annoyed that my hair had not grown much in one year. So I finally womanned up, to get the trim. I wasn’t retaining length anyway, what did I have to lose?
After washing & deep conditioning my hair, the stylist blew it out.
I don’t know if you can see how transparent my oldest ends are in this picture. You can see the towel through them, they don’t cover enough.
After this, she cut my hair along a particular shape. I had what looked like a triangular hair cut. I need to try crochet braids or get a wig in this shape. 🙂
Then, she took my hair section by section, for a closer trim. When she was done with each section, I had healthy blunt ends like so:
And that’s all there was to it. 🙂
I felt happy to see my ends very even. It was only in the days that followed that I came to really appreciate my trim. I wore my hair loose, and it was easier to detangle. No splits, no knots. I didn’t realise I had been struggling all this time!
I’ve been wearing mini-twists for three weeks, and in week 3, I have observed a few tightly wound single strand knots. I will get a fresh pair of scissors, or shears and trim those strands before they cause any more problems.
I’ve resolved to make this a routine. In August (6 months post trim) I will take my Fro to a professional again, for another trim. I lost about 2 inches this time. By then, I don’t expect my ends to be so raggedy- maybe I won’t need to take out as much.
I’ll talk to you guys about trimming in more detail, soon.
When was the last time you got a trim?