Wash Day and Trimming Natural Hair

Hey Curlies,

Today was a wash and trim day. I realized a while ago late last year my hair hasn't been trimmed since my last flat iron in April. I've done a little snipping here and there but nothing serious. I've been meaning to get to it, but always forgot until my hair was already styled.

My last style, the flexi rod set, lasted almost an entire week, which I found unbelievable! (To find out how I achieved this style, click here). I wore it all week, up until Sunday. It got a little frizzy but it didn't look bad.

flexi rods natural hair
Flexi Rod Set
For my wash and trim I began by pulling out the products and tools I knew I would need:


I began by misting my hair with water then applying a generous amount of TRESemme Naturals Conditioner to my hair. This began the detangling process. After letting that sit on my hair for about 10 minutes I then divided my hair into two sections and hopped in the shower.

One section at a time I rinsed out the conditioner and under the water stream, began to detangle just a little. I then shampooed and conditioned each side. After doing my normal shower duties, I quickly rinsed the conditioner from each side while finger detangling and finally creating one two-strand twist before clipping the section up.

The washing process took maybe 10 minutes.


To trim I worked in medium-sized sections, applied my styler and detangled using a paddle brush from ends to root. At this point, my hair was almost free of all tangles and the brush just served as a back up.

I then two-strand twisted each section and at the end of each twist, I trimmed off 1/2 to 1 inch of hair depending on each appearance and feel. The key to this is again, to make sure your hair is thoroughly detangled before twisting.

I applied coconut oil to each twist to seal in the moisture, bobby pinned the twists around my head to keep them stretched, then allowed them to air dry for a twistout.

trimming curly hair

Here were my results:

trimming natural hair