I typically trim my ends myself. My hair is long enough now for me to be able to pull the back hairs to the side to see what I am doing. Taking off a little hair off your ends is referred to by some people as "dusting". Now if you need a major cut it is advisable to go to a professional. I gave myself a major big chop in 2008 and let's just end the story now with "bwaahhahhahahaha at the lop sided result"!
My last trim was last April so I'd say I was due. Plus my ends looked dry and like they needed help. And the ends had started snagging, more than usual, whenever I was taking out my twists. For me all these are signs that I need a trim. How do I trim my hair?
1) I trim my hair just before taking out old tiny twists;
2) I put my hair in sections and get out my SHARP pair of scissors. Don't use blunt scissors because you do more harm than good;
|Put hair in sections to make it easier to work through|
|Sharp scissors please. If unsure, buy a new pair.|
3) I stand in front of the mirror and decide how much to take off and I trim one twist at a time. I never trim two or three twists together.
|Looking at the mirror to make sure I do not trim off too much hair|
|My ends look much better than before|
Time to take out the old twists, shampoo, deep condition and style. It is much easier taking out twists after trimming and I have less snags.
So there you have it. Go to a professional if you are not comfortable trimming your hair yourself. Just be sure to stay awake and alert!
Keep it natural!