This has been a big week for me with the hair posts, but before the week is through, I want to address one more thing! It’s not about wearing your hair natural, curly, or straight. It’s about a hair issue we ALL have regardless of ethnic background or hair texture.
It’s about trimming. And the fear and baggage that comes with it. Check out my before, and my after.
The issue of hair trimming came up during the #EDENStraightTalk twitter chat Felicia Leatherwood and I had with EDEN BodyWorks and because of the speed at which a twitter chat goes, I was able to share my opinions but not as much as I wanted to. That’s the awesome part of having a blog – you can always save those opinions for your own platform!
So here’s the thing about hair trimming. We all need to do it sometimes. I know. I’ve been burned before too.I know that feeling of “I went in for a trim and she gave me a CUT!” – it is not a good feeling.
There’s a tendency amongst us naturals to see it as a big deal to be avoided at all costs. When you’re concerned about length retention it’s hard to let any of your length go. BUT. If the length is dry and dead and makes your beautiful healthy hair look like a crispy tumbleweed (see above’s before pic), then you shouldn’t feel any kind of way about losing those ends.
Anyway. During my Big Reveal photo shoot, I did not really want to get a trim, but Felicia showed me that I needed it. Look at that photo above and the doubt on my face. That’s Felicia telling me “we are gonna have to trim these ends.”
I didn’t wanna believe, but she proved it to me by making me run my hands down my hair and feel how ready to GO those ends were. I NEEDED it. My ends were so crispy crunchy and dry that there was an audible difference when I touched them. I had split ends to spare.
YIKES. But still! My length! I didn’t want to lose it. BUT because I was in such good hands, I put my trust in Felicia. She makes a sincere effort to trim only what she has to, and she cut maybe like an inch off my hair, tops. But she admitted to me that I could probably use another trim pretty soon.
I waited too long, and I can truly feel the difference now that I got those ends cut off. It made my hair look healthier, and my shape is finally RIGHT.
I feel like she did the perfect job. I love me some Felicia!
So the moral of the post is, fear not the trim. A good stylist will let you know how much they need to trim and you can truly discuss the whys and wherefores with them. You shouldn’t feel apprehensive about being in a stylist’s chair. If you do, then they’re not the one for you.
When’s the last time you had a trim? And what have your experiences been?