What up y'all! She got tall! 😅 TBH, other than keeping my sides cut low(at the barber where im headed now...) and cutting my top as needed, I haven't done anything special to my hair this past year... I really haven't. I haven't followed any hair rules or real regimens either lol. I have just been handling her accordingly day by day. I shampoo or cowash as needed and deep condition as needed. (And honestly, when I deep condition it's not for an extended amount of time lol....more like 5 to 10 minutes 😂. My hair shrinks a ton so if I want height I use my blowdryer without issue. I've pretty much used the same few products all year and haven't bought anything new in forever. My day to day life has been very busy and my hair being in a tapered cut has allowed me to live and go about my day without worrying and taking forever to style my hair. Having a cut allows me to forget about the my problem areas on my head... the nape, edges, & front. I used to spend soo much time trying to blend and work around those areas to make my styles come out right.... It was a tough pill to swallow at first, but y'all, I'm really happy with my decision to start over with Ms. Fro last year.
Btw @bitmoji can y'all come out with a few larger afro hairstyles? Thanks!!! My character is gonna need a new do 😂.
Fresh cut. Full shrinkage. #4c 😉
Today, I did yet another cut on Ms. Fro! I told ya'll I was gonna be cutting often during this shedding nonsense I'm going through lol. But I had to even things up and wanted to go even shorter in the back this time out of curiosity. This is an unstretched wash and go (other than the very top... I stretched that a little.) As far as length, my hair on the very back is about 7 inches long now and it gradually get longer as you move toward the top... so yeah I've been at it with the scissors lol. I used @aussiehair Miraculously Smooth Conditioner as a leave in, @ecoco_beauty Argan Oil Gel and @oyinhandmade Burnt Sugar Pomade to define and shine my coils. 😉 I'll be 4 years natural on the 5th and this cut was a nice way to add some oomph and boost my mood about Ms. Fro's current state. ☺️ #keepmovingforward
Hey! In this video, I use CURLS products to do a light trim as well a defined twist out for the first time! Let's see how it goes! I hope it helps! Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe for more videos! ;)
Good morning! I ended up trimming my hair really late at night... like 12-1 AM smh! I changed it up a little by using Oyin products to trim instead of gel but I did the same trim technique I usually do in my videos. :) I took about 1/2 inch+ off in some spots. (More than usual.)
Here are the wet twistout results after the trim! For this wet twistout, I had an Oyin night lol. I used avocado oil, Oyin's Hair Dew, Whipped Pudding and Burnt Sugar Pomade. I also banded the twists to stretch my hair some. My wet twistouts are still no where near as full as my dry ones, but I don't think it looks too bad. BTW, the shine I get from this product line is insane!!! Ty even noticed lol. :)
Hey! Today I did a much needed trim... This is earlier than I normally would trim (my last one was in August but I didn't get a chance to post it til a couple weeks later) but because I'm still "transitioning" out of incomplete splits (which I got from the Tangle Tamer Max over the summer) I will have to trim more often until they're gone. :(
Oh well, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do! It'll grow back. :)
I was feeling the urge for a trim! You know who you just wanna do something with your hair? That was me, I wanted to cut some hair lol! Besides, my fro has been ticked with me on several occasions this summer! I had to reach for the comb waaay more than I normally would to loosen my hair when she got attitudes with me trying to "twistout" my hair while using glycerin products. My fro and I haven't been very nice to each other when it comes to stretching my hair out. So my ends were tired and I was tired of detangling lol!
Not to mention, I needed to get rid of some SSKS. ( I actually search and destroy alot more now since I've been going through my hair thoroughly more often. That comes with the territory of wash and go's lol.) So a trim was definitely useful.
During this trimming session, I took off the usual amount, but honestly I had my mind set to cut off about 1- 2 inches instead of the usual 1/4 inch or so! However, I chickened out lol. I'm still seriously thinking about going back in to cut it a little shorter. First, I'm going to see how my hair behaves with taking this small amount off first and I'll take it from there. :)
Here's what I did :
It's time for another trim :) My last trim was back in November so it's been 5 months lol. I don't have a set schedule as for when I trim my hair, I just usually go by how many knots and tangles I'm getting and whether or not my twists or braids are straggly on the ends lol. This is how I like to trim my fro:
Check out my video, Defined Twistout w/ Trim Tutorial - NaturalMe4C
Ok, so I had to do it! I had to! (Hands up in the air lol) I had to do a Search and Destroy on my Single Strand Knots aka SSK's! My ends were just too tangled when I was separating a recent twistout and that was the last straw lol. So, I decided to take an hour and a half out the other night and do a "detailed" detangle session and snip off as many SSK's as possible. I decided to detangle my hair with Tresemme Naturals Conditioner (avocado and aloe vera) on dry hair. I didn't know exactly how things would go but I just separated my fro in very small sections, added the Tresemme and detangled. (I usually dampen my hair first but I was feeling daring lol.) Surprisingly, the conditioner actually gave my hair lots of slip even though I didn't use any water. (I now have another reason to love Tresemme! lol) I lost barely any shed hairs because I was mainly focusing midway to the ends of my hair. After I detangled each section I twisted my hair and hoped I would have a decent twistout the next day. I have never used Tresemme on dry hair before so I didn't know what to expect!
I was VERY surprised at this twistout! My hair isn't freshly cowash or anything but it looks like it is :D The conditioner didn't cause any real shrinkage or anything! My hair has a light/ soft hold...I love it. I think I can get several days wear on this dry twistout... but we'll see :)
Since it's inevitable that I'm going to get SSK's no matter what, I think I'm going to Search and Destroy every couple months or so unless I'm feeling too many of them in my hair. My ends feel soo much better now and the dry twistout came out pretty good! But you know what? On Day 2 when fluffing my hair after showering...I felt a few more SSK's! UGH lol The never ending battle! I'm not going to stress about them though lol. Have a blessed day!
I did it! I dusted my hair over the weekend and it turned out great! I chose to dust my ends while I was preparing my hair for a twistout. I did my normal cowash routine. After that, I applied my products in the following order on wet hair: olive oil, avocado butter, leave-in conditioner and aloe vera gel. Adding the product to my hair allowed me to be able to see exactly where to cut. The straggly ends would just stick straight out at the ends of each twist and it was obvious to see where I had to snip. For this twist out, I did smaller twists than what I normally would do. I wanted to make sure I got as many "stragglers" cut. In result, I ended up with super defined twists and a very defined twist out. :) Although I actually prefer my hair fluffier than this, it's nice to change it up a bit. Here are a few pics of the results! Let me know what you guys think :)
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When it is time for a trim many will experience breakage when combing or styling their hair. This is a problem because it will lead to loss of length and fullness.
2. Split ends
Hair that is splitting just leads to problem after problem. Split ends can travel up the hair shaft. They even cause breakage! In the end, you could end up losing more length than desired. So, trimming that tiny bit of hair now, can prevent having a major hair cut in the long run.
3. Tangles and Knots
If you are noticing more tangles and knots, especially at the ends of the hair, consider a trim. Allowing the hair to constantly tangle and knot will eventually lead to breakage and split ends. Detangling becomes a tedious and frustrating job.
4. Transparent ends
I've been here more often than not! LOL Transparent ends are a major sign that it is time for a trim. It will make the hair look thin and lifeless.
5. Moisture issues
Have you been applying product after product and are still having dry ends? Your hair seems to be moisturized everywhere else except the ends. They just feel hard and brittle no matter what. Grab those hair shears!
6. Frizz and dullness
Often hair that needs to be trimmed will look dull and frizzy. This can be the result of breakage, split ends, knots, transparent ends, and dryness! LOL
Trimming our ends is important for the overall health of our hair. Healthy hair is always beautiful. In the end, we want hair that is healthy and hair that looks healthy at all lengths. (Even the "awkward length" stage. LOL)
Check out my YouTube video, Natural Hair 4C- Dusting and Trimming Ends
Tonight is the night that I dust(lightly trim) my hair! (Finally... lol) Truthfully, I really wanted to wait until my 1 year post relaxer anniversary so I could to track my growth. However, I can't wait any longer. Whenever I twist or braid my hair in preparation for a twistout or braidout, they look awful! My shed hairs even get caught in them from time to time. Ugh. So, I'm gonna just do it. I've changed my mentality about trimming and cutting my hair over the past few years. I now think "Health over Length." There has been too many times that I have held onto "damaged" hair because I was too concerned about losing length. The result was hair that wasn't cute at all. In fact, on several occassions it was see through! LOL It is important to remember that the most beautiful hair is healthy hair. So don't be afraid to trim or dust away straggly ends :) Your hair will thank you. Let the dusting begin!
Crystal aka Kriss
Hey! I'm Crystal, an energetic married mother of two who is on a journey to become the woman God has meant for me to be. I'm sharing my journey in hopes to inspire others to be comfortable with who they are. Here you will find lots of things ranging from natural hair care, beauty, marriage fun, spirituality, and more!
Remember to be who you are and not the person others think you should be!
Last Relaxer Date:
February 3, 2012
Big Chop Date:
August 5th 2012