Trimming Natural Hair; Top 3 signs you need a trim.

Need a trim? Ever had a trim? Do you trim and how often? I did dread trimming so much cause it felt like am loosing my length, get some length then loose it to a trim? No way.

Heeyyah mane embracers, how’re y’all holding up? Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my natural hair blog.

Have trimmed a couple of times but my last trim was heart breaking, had many inches down simply because I hadn’t trimmed in a year plus.

Last Trim
My last trim, I got scissors excited too

African kinks are fragile and need so much TLC, trimming is part of it. Trimming is getting rid of the rough and rugged split ends. The rough and split ends will cost you gorgeous twist outs and braid outs. Did I mention how detangling will be a hustle and frizz will be your natural hair’s middle name? Yes, that’s why we all need a trim regularly.

Why should you trim you ask. You want perfect styles, twist and braid outs, healthy hair rid of split ends , easy detangling and reduced frizz, right? Well, it’s time you had a trim. The split ends tend to travel up the strands causing damage, more knots and tangles increasing the breakage you experience. So, make a choice excessive breakage or trim a few inches and grow a healthy and lush mane and here are signs that you badly need a trim.

Signs you badly need a trim.
1.Rough ends.
Once your ends start feeling rough, lifeless and rugged, need more product to feel moisturized and gives your styles a rugged look or styles lack definition, it’s time you trimmed the ends. Rough ends are caused by friction between your hair and clothes and the fact that it’s difficult for natural oils to travel down the strands.

2.Split ends
Split ends can be such a pain especially for the us that love twist and braid outs. Split ends thins your hair, travel up the strands too and causing excessive breakage. The more you let the split ends sit in your hair, the more the inches you’ll have to trim.

3.Knots and Tangles.
Knots and tangles are normal and do happen but you ought to know when the tangles and knots are too much. When taking down the braids/twists and you notice tangles/knots even after being gentle and careful, then you need a trim. Knots and tangles can lead to excessive breakage especially if you ain’t gentle with detangling. Don’t snap off the tangles and knots but instead pull off a strand a time from the tangle.

Also, once you notice your hair lacks its bounce, volume and doesn’t grow anymore, a trim might be necessary.

How do you know it’s time for you to trim?

In other news, since my last trim have been dusting off my split ends. Am off the trim club guys, here’s how I go about dusting.

Everything Tangles and how to properly detangle Type 4 Natural Hair.

Tangles! Tangles! Tangles! Let’s talk about causes of tangles and how to properly detangle even the worst tangles. Long time no post but here we are. Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it here for hair care tips. Let’s talk about tangles for a minute but first, is your hair always tangled? Here is why. Tangles and knots can be such a pain but can be minimized. How to minimize tangles. Keep your hair moisturized. Moisturize properly and regularly. Let go of damaged and split ends. Don’t keep your two strand twists for too long and re-twist when you notice your roots are getting fluffy after cleansing. Detangle properly  Consider low manipulation styles to wearing your hair out Wear low manipulation & protective styles on stretched hair. Pat your hair with an old t-shirt/ towel to absorb the water after cleansing or use a microfiber towel. Avoid vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel. Essential detangling tools. Spray bottle Hair clip or scrunchies Wide-tooth comb Micro-fiber towel Conditioner/ Detangler Detangling brush How to properly detangle/ ultimate detangling steps. Work with sections. First, section into smaller parts. Detangling smaller sections is easier and not as time consuming. Start with damp hair. Spray water on your hair until damp. Add a conditioner/ detangler with a good slip to smoothen the tangles. Start detangling from the ends to the roots with your fingers. Don’t snap off the tangles, slowly separate the strands from the tangle. Comb with a wide tooth comb from the ends to the roots of each section then run it through your entire length. You can also use a detangling brush to detangle. Twist / braid or clip the detangled section and repeat the same for all other sections. Detanglers & conditioners to check out / purchase. TGIN Quench 3-in-1 Co-Wash Conditioner and Detangler SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Hair Detangling Kinky-Curly, Knot Today, Natural Leave in / Detangler Oyin Handmade Oh My Glide! Prestyling Detangler Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves & Naturals The Great Detangle Marini Naturals 3 IN 1 Leave-In Conditioner  Saru Organics Tea Tree And Peppermint Detangler SHETH NATURALS Detangling Instant Conditioner Share with the tribe your detangling tips and detangling products and tools that have worked for you.

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Natural hair Styles; 5 Easy to achieve styles.

I did a thing guys. Your girl is on a mission to try new styles and up her styling game. Hello Mane Embracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it for healthy hair care tips and tricks. Flat twist-out Afro I did another thing, installed flat twists as my low manipulation style for a week or so and the flat twist-out turned to an Afro. I love wearing my Afro or may be I love it because my styling game is 👎👎👎. Either way we all agree that afros are cute. Bun & bangs. First, I uploaded a tutorial on Facebook and Instagram, be sure to check out. It’s an easy to achieve style. Got no time to figure out how style your hair? Well, this style is for you. Bun & flat twist Same bun but flat twisted the bangs & the look gave me some ‘ hey there, praise and worship & good gal vibe.’ It’s an official look, easy to achieve style & a less than 5 minutes style. Low puff & twists. I live for high puffs but side puffs are okay too. I loved the look & the twists were, “hide my forehead thing.” Hello fellow gals with a big forehead & heart. Twists & tucked twists. Turned the low puff to chunky twists and pinned them. For a moment I thought I had locs but they don’t look like locs though. The IT style. How gorgeous is this style? I would love to know which of the styles is your favorite.

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