| aharri23 wrote:|
Slightly off topic, but pinke do you think when doing this method we need to trim our ends regularly? I never trimmed my hair in 3 years and my hair grew like 12 inches so I was just wondering if it was really necessary or just a myth
Triming is actually a good thing, but it is on a need to do basis. There is no need to trim your hair if you don't actually have knots, or aren't trying to even out your hair shape or something. If you have just began this method and had knots before starting, I would recommend trimming regularly to try and grow out those knots. I myself have been doing that because of all the knots i got from doing small twists. Majority of those knots have been trimmed though, and i haven't been getting any more of them. Once i trim them all out, the focus would be on doing the regimen and preventing knots, which the regimen already does.
Knots do cause issues in definition, and also can make your hair difficult to detangle, and make your hair prone to tangling. Split ends tend to become worse. But if you don't have any knots or split ends, you don't need to just trim, because it isn't causing any problems.
I think that with this method, especially since you have recently cut your hair, you wont need to trim. This method will practically leave your hair in a perpetually detangled state, especially since you don't sleep with loose hair-- you do everything all at once in the morning, so when you sleep your curls are kept in place by the gel, so they can't form knots, and shed hairs are being removed regularly so there is nothing to form knots in your particular option.
In fact i wanted to share that recently i have been doing this stretching method of my hair in the bakingsoda step and the DC step. It was so effective, that i literally had no tangles in the morning as i was rinsing out the conditioner, where as usually my hair was smushed and matted(though soft and easy to detangle, it still takes time) It was quick, easy and i believe if i do it everytime i do my hair, my morning routine will be that much faster and easier because detangling will just be me smoothing out shed hairs not worrying about any actual tangles.
It took me 5 minutes to detangle, in comparison to 15 minutes. I will post pictures tomorrow. But basically for step 1 i now do the clipping where i roll and clip the section with a shower clip, and put the shower cap on it for the hour. Then after i rinse out the B.s. and do the Deep conditioning, i roll it the same and then secure the ends into a bun with a hair tie. The effect is like 5-6 giant flat twist, only instead of twists, it is a french roll with bunned ends. I also did this on my second day hair for a stretch. It didn't crimp my hair the way twisting does.
I find this works better than twisting b/c twisting tends to unravel if they are too big, doing them too small takes time and actually seems to cause tangles if i'm doing longterm DC for some reason. I like it better than pineappling, pinappling never worked for me. My hair would be almost straight and then the ends would be flat and matted.
Edited by pinkecube - May 20 2014 at 10:37pm