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    I've been feeling really down about my hair lately, because despite all of the S&Ding, conditioning and oiling, my ends were starting to feel really brittle and splitting worse and worse. I was thinking that I might need to just chop off a couple of inches. : I put the two week rule into effect and I still thought that I needed a serious trim. I didn't want to lose any length because my hair has been growing at an extremely slow rate and I have been shedding like crazy. I think losing any length would have just made me more depressed lol. So I sucked it up and trimmed a quarter of an inch off of my ends. It seriously made a world of difference! I suggest to any of you out there that are suffering through a history of chemical/bleach damage or just rough handling damage and feel like there is no hope but to chop off all the damaged parts...wait it out and if anything at all just do a microtrim. It worked for me and hopefully it will save your length and sanity as well

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    I do this monthly and literally just take the very, very ends off. It makes hardly any difference to my growth rate but it does make my ends better looking.
    an 8 year journey, with a 3 year stop at waist. Traveling along to classic. F/M 2a/b iii 31.5" January 2013http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...ge=7&p=2371372 a year without trims ....trying!

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    I do this also. It works!

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    Dang, now I want to trim my hair.
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    I do it too! I've heard it referred to as seek and destroy. You go through all your hair and look for strands that have had better days then just snip off the very end.
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    S&D involves just cutting the split ends off individual hairs, microtrims is trimming the very ends off the hem, to make it look neater.
    an 8 year journey, with a 3 year stop at waist. Traveling along to classic. F/M 2a/b iii 31.5" January 2013http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...ge=7&p=2371372 a year without trims ....trying!

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    Since I can't bear to let go of any length, even though it needs to be trimmed off, I microtrim every couple months. It's very easy on curly hair--I just snip a millimeter off the ends of each curl. It does make a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlcat36 View Post
    Since I can't bear to let go of any length, even though it needs to be trimmed off, I microtrim every couple months. It's very easy on curly hair--I just snip a millimeter off the ends of each curl. It does make a difference.
    OMG I didn't think of that. Which is weird since I'm all about Curly Girl, written by the queen of the dry cut. That's totally what I'm going to do! It's like the perfect solution. The problem is my hair is tapering, but it's not apparent on the "whole hair," just each curl is tapering. Which makes it kinda look like splits or breakage, even though it isn't.
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    It makes a big difference, just taking off the tip of the curl and blunting it. It is also slowly evening out my severe taper.
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    I just did this the other day too. The amount I took off was so minuscule, but it made all the difference. My hair already is retaining moisture and feeling softer.
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