View Full Version : Decided to trim back to waist from nearly hip!

March 30th, 2014, 03:42 PM
I was finding way too many split ends on multiple S&D sessions. I got a great groupon for a trim and conditioning treatment at a local salon, so I went with a coworker to trim.

I had originally only asked for a 1 inch trim, but I looked at my ends after my hair had partially dried, and I saw a lot more splits, so I decided to trim a little more. I'm about waist length now, and I can finally run my fingers through my hair again without it tangling halfway through. I am really happy that I did it, and my hair isn't looking as scraggly as it was.

Before trim:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/isk8r813/photo15_zpsacdb1534.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/isk8r813/media/photo15_zpsacdb1534.jpg.html)

After trim:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/isk8r813/photo16_zpseafc9297.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/isk8r813/media/photo16_zpseafc9297.jpg.html)

March 30th, 2014, 04:36 PM
There's nothing like happy healthy hair after a trim.

March 30th, 2014, 04:39 PM
Thanks! I love my hair right now. :)

March 30th, 2014, 04:39 PM
That's brave! Your hemline looked fine in the first picture, but it looks amazing in the second. Also, if your hair feels better it was the right decision!

March 30th, 2014, 04:44 PM
Thank you so much crumpet! I know it's only hair, and I was so tired of doing 2+ hour S&D sessions each week and finding more and more splits than the week prior.

It will grow back even better than it was before :)

March 30th, 2014, 05:47 PM
Getting rid of split ends and still having beautiful long hair, amazing!

March 30th, 2014, 06:01 PM
Thank you so much!

March 30th, 2014, 07:52 PM
I know the feeling of constantly finding more splits no matter how careful I am with my hair. Enjoy the new length!

March 30th, 2014, 07:59 PM
Thank you so much spider mom! I recall your struggles with splits as well. I know this trim will make a big difference in my hair being a little more enjoyable as of recent.

It's so soft and nice right now :)

March 30th, 2014, 07:59 PM
Oops, double post!

Wildcat Diva
March 30th, 2014, 08:01 PM
It looks great!

March 30th, 2014, 08:07 PM
Thank you so much for the compliment Diva!

March 30th, 2014, 08:26 PM
Beautiful hair and the new hemline looks amazing. Its fantastic what a trim can do to the feel of the hair sometimes. If you want to reach hip again youŽll be back there in no time! :)

March 30th, 2014, 08:30 PM
I love the trim!

March 30th, 2014, 08:32 PM
Thank you guys so much!

March 31st, 2014, 04:11 AM
Looks amazing :)

March 31st, 2014, 04:52 AM
That's why i always trimmed back in the past and why i was stuck at waist forever :lol: healthy hair was far more important to me than the length even though i wanted that too, i'm finally getting past hip with nice ends i think its all in the gentle combing or brushing. I actually think your hair looked good before but it looks lovely now :heartbeat:

March 31st, 2014, 05:34 AM
I think your hair looked lovely pre-trim but looks even nicer now! Your ends look so full, and I really like the U shaped hemline!

March 31st, 2014, 05:56 AM
Your hemline looks lovely.

March 31st, 2014, 06:35 AM
Both length shots look fantastic, you have such beautiful hair. What do you think caused the splits? Were you wearing it down a lot, brushing when wet, etc?

March 31st, 2014, 06:37 AM
Looks amazing!
I also trim when it starts to feel 'sticky or stuck' when I run my fingers through it. ;)

March 31st, 2014, 06:49 AM
It looks lovely, and it really doesn't look that much shorter! Although we all know it feels so much shorter!

March 31st, 2014, 08:19 AM
Your hair looks great, and healthy!

March 31st, 2014, 09:33 AM
Looks nice and healthy :)

March 31st, 2014, 09:55 AM
Thank you so much everyone! The splits were caused by mechanical damage by wearing a scarf daily. I had a lot of crazy splits on my nape, and they were traveling downwards.

I have another shot where I'm not wearing a shirt that shows how thin my hair was getting between waist and hip. I'll see if I can upload it.

March 31st, 2014, 09:58 AM
Here's another per-trim shot:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/isk8r813/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps5a04e6bb.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/isk8r813/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps5a04e6bb.jpg.html)

March 31st, 2014, 11:54 AM
Your hair looks awesome now, though it looked lovely before as well. It's great that you can have longer, healthier hair without splits now :D

March 31st, 2014, 01:22 PM
wow, it looks really beautiful <3 the difference is there, definitely

March 31st, 2014, 03:20 PM
That's a lot of length to go, but if there's nothing but splits in the ends, it's got to be worth it. Enjoy your "new" hair. :D :thumbsup:

March 31st, 2014, 03:23 PM
Your hair looks beautiful in both pictures. Enjoy the split-free feeling!

March 31st, 2014, 03:23 PM
Thank you guys so much for the compliments :)