Ask an Expert: How Often Should I Cut My Natural Hair?

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We’re excited to have an up-and-comer in the hair world, Reece, here to answer your crucial hair concerns. Remember, if you have questions for our experts you can submit them on our submissions page.

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Question: How often should I cut my natural hair?

Answer:

There is no universal answer for this. In my experience trims/cuts should happen based on how much you manipulate your own hair. If you are a natural who constantly straightens their hair you may need to trim your hair a little more often than most (1-2 months). If you protective style the majority of the time it may be helpful to lightly dust the ends in between each install. For all others, I would say quarterly, which equates to every 3-4 months or so. Everyone’s hair is different and what I suggest is not law. Pay attention to your hair; it gives great directions and will let you know when it needs a trim.

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Reece is a NYC based hairstylist and at 23, she is currently a student at the Carsten Institute of Cosmetology in New York City where she is expected to graduate in January 2015. At Carsten, Reece has made a point to not only learn the traditional techniques and services offered but has also opened herself to learning how to apply those same techniques to diverse hair types, especially naturally, curly hair. One of Reece’s goals, as she grows in the beauty industry, is to be a trailblazer in the movement of professionalizing natural hair care.

Instagram: @littlemissreece / Site: styleseat.com/styledbyreece

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