Stylist: Would you like a trim today?
Client: Do I need one? (Clients turns to mirror)Let me see how much you going to cut?
Stylist: You need to cut off this much____
Client: That's a lot can you just take a little bit off_, I'll do the rest next time
About 30 per cent of my clients tense up when it is time for a trim. Some of these stylist have really scared a lot of women.
I feel like once I get to the point where I can trim a new clients hair that I have reached a safe zone. And the biggestttttt fear is LENGTH RETENTION!!
So then the question, "Does trim make your hair grow"? The hair is no the ends and the follicle are not connected. A trim removes dead hair and split ends, there is no stimulation taken place in order to increase growth.
When they are not removed they can cause the hair to continue to split further up the hair shaft, which then forces the stylist to cut more hair.
Trims should be done every 6-8 weeks, however I have noticed that chemically treated hair may need to be done more often.
Tis the season for protective styles(sew ins, braids, cornrows...), rod sets, twist outs, twist set todos, and high buns.
In the beauty industry right now protective styles are so trendy. I would say 1 out of 4 women at the Memorial Day BBQ is wearing some type of weave or braided on extensions. BUT where there are pros there are also cons.
Great for most hair types
Summer vacations when you may be in and out of inclement weather
Using less heat on your hair
Growing out your hair
If done to tight they can cause breakage especially in your weak spots around the hairline or crown
Cause the hair to mat up if left in for a long period of time
Can dry out hair
I am currently growing out a bob I cut around Valentines Day and on my second protective style this year. My first protective was a sew in weave I used indian wavy hair although I loved it at first it wasn't as low maintenance as I wanted. I wasn't able to wash and go considering that my hair is curly not wavy so I had to always wear it straight so that means sitting under thee dryer waiting for braids to dry, then blow drying and flat ironing. I took a two week break and now I have box braids. (Yes like poetic justice)
The box braids have become so popular especially when you have celebrities like Solange who rocks them faithfully and then Beyonce who rocks hers in a high bun.
So far so good! They are not to heavy and mostly I have worn them in a long ponytail or just pulled up. My husband tells me I think they are dreadlocks lol.
Happy Memorial Day! Hug a soldier and tell them thanks.
For a little hair humor hug a Indian or Brazillian for giving up their hair so you could put it in your hair ✌