How Often to Trim Hair if You Are Growing Your Hair Out
This blog post is about cutting hair at home and how often you should get your ends clipped. I am on a quest to grow my relaxed hair out, and I have learned a few things so far. I also thought it would be a good idea to share with you all.
Recently, I gave myself a good hair trim and almost haircut. However, after viewing my hair from the back, I noticed that neglect caused damage to the back of my head. I also figured out what I was doing wrong the whole time, styling my hair in a low bun when it was wet.
Your hair is the most fragile when wet, but little did I know that it would damage my hair over time. So I went in and trimmed off a good 1 ½ from my ends. So if you notice in my most recent pictures that my hair is shorter, then the cut will explain why.
1. Cutting bangs too short
I had to learn the hard way, and I was going for a look for my curly wash and go that had bangs in the front (with the curly hair). I ended up taking too much off, and I wouldn’t say I liked how it made me look.
Fortunately, I was able to grow my bangs back out in minimal time, but my suggestion to use it is that if you are cutting curly hair short for bangs, you may want to add more inches/length to the cut to avoid cutting off too much length.
2. Using the Wrong Scissors
When I first embarked on my hair growth journey, I must admit that it would be good to cut my hair with my craft scissors. But, of course, this is a huge no-no to using any old scissors lying around in your home.
Your best bet would be to invest in a good pair of hair-cutting shears that have a sharp blade. You can find them relatively cheap and even at Walmart. I bought my first pair of cutting shears at Walmart by Goody and they are the best scissors for cutting hair in my opinion.
If you go to the hair section in Walmart, you will most likely find hair-cutting shears by goody. What I like about these shears because they are priced so low compared to other hair-cutting shears.
I bought my pair of shears for $14, and I have yet to buy any other as the one that I have by goody is doing a great job at trimming/ cutting my hair.
3. Not Cutting the Hair Evenly
This mistake is bound to happen when cutting your hair. Because you are cutting your hair, it is almost impossible to cut your hair as a stylist would in a straight line in the back because you are cutting your hair. Although cutting my hair bluntly in the back has been a struggle, there is a method to the madness that I have learned.
I found an excellent tutorial on youtube on how to trim your hair. However, the Youtuber doesn’t go over trimming it yourself and shows you what she does to trim your hair. You can find the demonstration here.
To explain this method very briefly, if you have long hair, your basically have to part your hair from ear to ear and cut vertically at the ends of the hair strands.
On to the next topic, and that would be: why is it essential to keep up with frequent trims, and what can happen if you don’t. For myself, I had to learn the hard way and kept styling my wet hair in a bun. The elastic ended up chewing up a large portion of my hair in the back, and I suffered from hair damage. Finally, I had to cut my hair.
4.Tools You Can Use
At first, I never thought that I would need a trim any time soon until I bought a handheld mirror. Then, I cringed at the appearance of my damaged hair.
I also realized that it wouldn’t have been so bad if I had seen this earlier on. So now I have an even cut, and it is also shorter. But you need to address the issue before it becomes a significant problem
The first tip I have for you is to invest in a handheld mirror. You can also find these at Walmart by the same company that sells the scissors I mentioned earlier. That is the brand “Goody”.
Take the mirror and examine the back of your hair by having your back face the front of your bathroom mirror. You should see and determine if your hair is damaged and if it is due for a cut.
5. They eliminate scraggly ends
If you are into hair care and want healthy hair, then the first thing you must do is start with a fresh cut to eliminate scraggly ends that hang on to dear life. You may not notice, but all it takes to have healthy hair is to get the appearance of healthy hair. So you might want to get a trim and ax those dead ends.
Don’t make any excuses for why you should hold on to those ends. But, again, it’s health over length if you are serious about this hair journey.
6. Promotes Healthy Hair Growth
Now that you have cut off those dead ends, you can now focus on keeping your hair healthy by deep conditioning it and taking measures to protect your hair from heat damage.
As for myself, I will no longer be styling my hair when it is wet and applying tension to it. Instead, I will more than likely style it in a curly wash and go. Which doesn’t involve any stress and is healthy for my hair.
When you start taking care of your hair, you will see that you are gaining length, and in the end, you may still have to trim your ends after a certain amount of time. But probably not as much length as you would if you were not taking care of your hair. So, therefore, cutting or trimming your hair promotes hair growth.
I hope you found this blog post on how often to trimming hair helpful. It can be challenging for some people to keep up with the daily upkeep of their locks and precision cuts, especially if they have lots of thick or curly hair.
But it’s worth taking care of yourself and ensuring that your mane is always looking its best, so you feel confident in all situations. If you want more information about other styles or tips for maintaining healthy locks, please let me know! Just leave a comment below, and I will respond as soon as possible.