“The time has come to lay that baggage down and leave behind all the struggling and striving. You can be set free as you journey forward into a balanced healthy and rewarding future.”
― Sue Augustine, When Your Past Is Hurting Your Present
This also applies to hair.
You have to get to a time where/when you have to leave behind the split ends, damaged, won’t curl hair. That hair has to go!!! You need a trim. I am not saying to big chop ( cut a big chunk of hair, but some of us might need to just big chop and start afresh….but hey!not everything is for everyone)
So why do we need a trim? One is that that the ends of out hair are damaged ( read the post:Hair not growing! this is why) so apart from bad ends making the hair not grow, there are others like your hair lacking shape and movement, breaking, noticeable split ends, frizzy, the list goes on.
But there is a solution, there is always a solution to every problem.
To solve this all you need is just sharp scissors.
Let’s take the case that you have just removed you protective style, you have detangled ( please be careful in detangling, remember your hair is weak) and have decided to get rid of the damaged hair. What I personally do is two strand twist my hair then cut of that part that seems so thin.
Another methode, that experts recommend, is to blow out your hair using minimum heat so that you are able to see the damages then cut.
There is really no science to trimming, just look where the damage is and cut! and watch what difference it will make. Yes the length might seem short but healthy will always beat length any day.
Benefits of a trim: healthier ends, less breakage: getting rid of the split ends will cause a reduction in hair breakage,
Retain length : getting a trim will help you retain length due to the reduction in hair breakage and split ends. When you have split ends and don’t take care of them, the split travels up the hair shaft and stunts hair growth
Easier Styling :detangling is much easier when your hair is even and can reduce the amount of time and stress in your detangling process
Thicker/Fuller Look – If you don’t get a trim, the split ends will start to taper off and your hair will look thinner
If you need a trim please, trim. Be it in relationships, or hair. No need for excess luggage. In the end the weight sucks your happiness and your health. Let’s aim for quality relationships, friendships and hair rather than quantity.
Healthy over Lengthy.
P.S I would like to appreciate my friend Lydia so much. We have been through a lot together these past 12 years! ( OH MYYYY 12 YEARS!!!!!) She gives me courage to continue. Thank You Lydia. Tout mon amour.