Hi, everybody. I am Cat Empress, a new user to this site and fairly new to my natural hair. After a loooong period of letting others do my hair (salons and my mother who isn't so bad but just braids really tight) and experiencing and overcoming some mishaps (hair breakage, hair loss, bald spots, the whole nine) I decided to take control of my mane myself. I am very excited to see if I can encourage and maintain MY own hair growth and healthiness and all that jazz! Wish me luck!
I have a question about trimming the ends of my hair (I trim them by twisting my hair first and trimming the ends - just fyi). I have just taken down my yarn braids after two months and I am very, very desperately in need of a trim for my ends, however I am confused as to when to trim them - before or after I treat my hair? By treating my hair I mean, hot oil treatment, washing and conditioning (& detangling) my hair, and deep conditioning, rinse and blow-dry. I am thinking I should trim them afterwards, but I'd like some advice from some natural hair veterans so I can be sure.
Edited by cat empress - Jan 13 2014 at 6:49am