My first ever trim!

Hey guys!

So on the 5th of January I trimmed my hair for the first time. It was an emotional experience for me because although I planned on cutting off about half an inch I ended up cutting almost two inches, I had a lot of single strand knots I needed to get rid of.

Trimming is also called dusting. It involves cutting off small length at the tip of the hair always about half or quarter an inch. It gets the name dusting because cut hair can appear like dust on the floor from far.

A lot of people are like I don’t want to trim my hair it’s opposite of what I want, I want to retain length not cut my hair but to be honest, dusting is beneficial for the hair as long as you don’t overdo it like me and chop of two whole inches!

People trim their hair ends various ways, some straighten their hair then cut the ends, some twist their hair then cut the tips, some just cut with their hair sectioned and all. I did mine with my hair in twists.

Dusting can be done at various time intervals, for some people, once a month, every three months, six months and so on. I plan on doing mine once a year though just incase I end up cutting more than I intend to again.

After cutting my hair, I measured the length to be;

  • Front length: 27cm
  • Side and back length: 24cm
  • Middle length:22cm

That’s like approximately ten or eleven inches and I decided to aim for three more inches this year making my hair get to 14 inches which is about my mid back length.

How do you get the emotional power to trim your hair?

How often do you trim your hair?

Stay healthy, stay cool

-Drop of black

3 thoughts on “My first ever trim!

  1. the very first trim is always hard, you feel like you are cutting off hair that took so long to grow haha. But trimming is indeed healthy for hair and gets rid of dead ends . I recently cut off about three to four inches in mine and may do a trim every quarter


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