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Many women dread the fact of cutting their hair; however, trimming natural hair is a necessary part of a healthy hair care routine. When hair is not trimmed according to its needs, eventually it tends to take on a thinned out appearance.

If your hair is growing but seems to get thinner and thinner this may be why. Your hair should be trimmed at least every 8 to 12 weeks and by a trim I mean; ¼ to ½ inches of hair. If you prolong getting a trim you wind up losing more hair than you really have to lose. Instead of the mere ½ inch you lose while trimming, you might have to lose 1 or 2 inches. The average amount of hair growth that we typically experience is ½ inch per month, others may grow more, some may grow less, but that is the average amount. Give your hair time to grow, wait two or three months, and if you do not know how to trim yourself get your hair professionally trimmed.

Keep in mind that simple things such as washing your hair or the weather causes damaged or split ends, so even if you are caring for your hair properly, trims are necessary. If you are not causing extensive damage to your hair, you will not have to trim as much off but you will still have to trim your hair.

Here are a few videos from YouTube-ers who show the various methods of trimming your hair: