Natural Hair: When you Know its Time for a Trim

Hey Curlies,

I was speaking with a friend about trimming natural hair and she wanted to know when was the best time to trim. I told her it depends upon your maintenance habits.

I don't use heat on my hair often, nor do a manipulate it a lot so I only trim every 4-ish months. Someone who does the exact opposite may need to more often. It's safe to say, it depends upon the individual.

But, here are some quick tips to help you know when it may be time for a trim:

When should I trim my natural hair/ curly hair? - ClassyCurlies
It is time to trim your curly hair when...

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Your ends feel rough. Take a section of your hair and run your fingers through from the roots to the tips. If you can feel your hair become rougher on the ends, its probably time to bring out those hair shears (yes, shears, not regular scissors.)

Lack of appearance. If your ends simply look uneven, scraggly and weak, it may be time to trim.

Styling is rough. When you two-strand twist your hair or braid it down to the ends and you find uneven ends that leave little pieces of hair hanging from your twist or braid, it may be time.

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How often do you trim your hair and what's your method? Please share in the comment area.

How's your weekend going thus far? I know most of us have a three-day weekend, which is exciting. I recently picked up a weekend job but I'm off from both jobs on Monday!

Natural Hair: 2016 INHMD Indianpolis Overview

Hey Curlies,

I am so overwhelmed with happiness and gratitude. International Natural Hair Meetup Day in Indianapolis this past Saturday was amazing! Over 90 people were in attendance and I couldn't have asked for a better turnout. I was actually turning people away because we were sold out!

BIG thanks to everyone who attended, those who had intentions of attending and those who helped support this event in anyway possible. It was a great, great success! For those who missed this year's event, stay tuned to this blog and my natural hair group, Indy's ClassyCurlies, for details on upcoming events. I am planning one as we speak!

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Here are some of the event highlights. More photos and videos will be add soon so keep checking back to see if you made the highlights!

Note: The following photos were taken by KKNS Photography/Graphic Design.

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Ebony Chappel leading the Live Tutorial: Faux locs & Crochet Braids
101 workshop

Swag bags!

Whipped shea butter from our DIY worship with VIP ticket holders

The ladies of KKNS Photography/Graphic Design along with myself

Note: The following photos were shot by me...random photos from my phone.

Posing with one of our vendor partners- The Strength of SHE 

Our vendor- Kurly Koils

Note: The following photos were taken by Tiffany Shackelford

author Carmen Glenn
Author Carmen Glenn shows off her book Overdrive to attendees.

Juanita, owner of Chocolate Kinks & Kurls explains how a product works to promote healthy hair.

VIP attendees during the DIY whipped shea butter workshop.

That is officially all of the photos!