Here’s how to trim your natural hair at home

Ama Nunoo Ama Nunoo | Editor January 24, 2020


Most people shy away from trimming their tresses for fear of reducing the length of their hair. However, things work in the reverse when it comes to trimming. The longer you postpone a much-needed trim, the more hair you will lose eventually.

Hair specialists recommend that the hair is trimmed every three to four months depending on your daily hair routine. If you meticulously take care of your hair, you might need a trim every six to eight months.

It is important to trim your hair because split ends will only continue to split all the way to your hair shaft and your hair will begin to break from the roots.

Also, split ends can cause the hair to tangle up even more and when detangling is not done gently, you tend to lose hair.

No one needs to have frizzy, unhealthy or scraggly looking hair, all the more reason to moisturize your hair daily and take care of your ends as much as you do the hair roots.

If you notice split ends or your twists do not hold well, or your hair tangles too much, then it is time for a trim.

There are different DIY trimming methods that can kick start your healthy hair journey.


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Curl by curl method

Allow your hair to fall in clumped curls. Carefully trim all scruffy looking ends curl by curl. This method works best for looser curl types like 3A and 3C curl patterns.



Two-strand twists

When you notice frizzy, dry or coarse ends at the bottom of your two-strand twists, know that it’s time to pick up your professional hair shears and snip them off, leaving the soft, clean ends. Remember to make the twists smaller in order to get an accurate picture.


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With your hairdryer on low heat, do a full blowout. You will notice the frizzy ends of your hair which appear thin. This process is time-consuming but it’s also a good way to trim your hair because the blowout makes you see all the scraggly ends.