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How often should you trim your curly hair?

Help! I love my color stylist have been going to her for years but she is “scissor happy”. I fight with her all the time about cutting my hair. I get color every 5 weeks & have not let her cut it the last 4 times (I did let her cut some layers into it) & it is finally growing (middle of my back) & looks fabulous. My question: she says it needs to be trimmed every time I color because curly hair gets split ends, but my ends are not split (I condition like crazy & use a split end serum) How often do I need to get my hair trimmed? Seriously I think she is afraid of losing the hair cut money, if I didn’t love the way she colored my hair I wouldn’t even go to her.
3A or B with an underlay of 2B.Matrix Curl Life Shampoo,Curl Life Extra Intense Conditioner,Paul Mitchell Medium Hold Sculpting Foam,John Freida Downplay Volume Reducer

Comments

  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    If the ends of your hair are healthy and you like the length/shape of your hair, a trim is unnecessary. Personally I would be really annoyed that she is being so pushy and would try to find someone else to color my hair. But that's me... !
    Brooklyn, NY

    Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
    HG products:
    Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
    Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!

    fotki pw= crrrls
  • BlissBliss Posts: 125Registered Users
    I have only cut my hair a few times over the last few years. If the ends look good and you dont need a trim to keep the style shaped up then I wouldnt do it
    ___________
    fine hair with botticelli curls according to my stylist :)
    currently trialing devacurl low poo, one c and angell
  • girlcat36girlcat36 Posts: 40Registered Users
    I could probably take a nice vacation with all the money I've saved by not going to a stylist for my hair over the last twenty years. My daughter does my trims (maybe 2 or 3 x year) taking just the tiniest bits off. I am completely frustrated by hair salons and their lack of curly hair knowledge.Do you have a friend you can trust to give you a tiny trim now and then?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3a/b, very fine, very thin. Regrowing after chemo and radiation hairloss.
    Cone-free, sulfate-free.
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I get my hair colored every 5 weeks, and I get it trimmed every third through fifth time. My hair guy just does it when the hair needs it. He did say that if I wanted to grow it out, it'd be a lot harder to do if I got it trimmed every time I had it colored. If the ends look fine, I'd leave it.
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,762Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I get my hair coloured every 4 weeks and get it trimmed every second visit. My hair's a few inches past my shoulders at it's longest, shorter round my face and I find it starts looking ratty if I leave it longer between cuts. I think if you've longer hair and the ends aren't splitting you could go much longer than that.
    3b in South Australia.
  • BlissBliss Posts: 125Registered Users
    I got a cut tonight.....the stylist suggested I get a trim every 6 months
    ___________
    fine hair with botticelli curls according to my stylist :)
    currently trialing devacurl low poo, one c and angell
  • LongcurlsLongcurls Posts: 23Registered Users
    Thanks guys you're the best!! I knew I wasn't crazy!!
    3A or B with an underlay of 2B.Matrix Curl Life Shampoo,Curl Life Extra Intense Conditioner,Paul Mitchell Medium Hold Sculpting Foam,John Freida Downplay Volume Reducer

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