My other length setback is irregular trimming. I went 10 months without a trim. There are women who advise not to trim regularly or have a trim schedule. So essentially, only trim when necessary. Some women can go a year without trimming. I am not one of those women. I tried to follow the aforementioned advice, but I ran into some problems:
- Reality: Rarely do I sit and pay close attention to my ends. At night I moisturize, twist or bun, and go to sleep.
- Procrastination: When I do notice damage, I tend to put off making a hair appointment. Why? I don't know.
- Wishful Thinking: My hair is kinky and coily. It is coarse. It is fragile. If I blow on my ends there is potential for split ends. I wish I had stronger hair, but I do not. I need to take better care of my ends. Bottom line.
With all of this said, I NEED to have a trim schedule. I am not good with noticing the first signs of damage, I wait too long between trims, and I have damage prone hair. A trim schedule will keep me disciplined and will no doubt help with length retention.