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    Yay I am so happy to see other people in similar situations! It's very encouraging Thanks for joining in everyone ^^

    Considering how fine my hair is I think I need to keep doing regular microtrims for the foreseeable future. I will get an updated picture after my August microtrim

    MissManda: WOW!!! Talk about progress!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration! In only a year your hair has changed dramatically, so gorgeous! I will head over and check your other thread now

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    I get mine trimmed every 8 weeks or so, growing out some crazy layers. This thread has really motivated me to maintain the trim's. I was so down in June as I had a major chop to get rid of the final layer in the back, with front still to grow...I was almost thinking I shall just let it grow now but these pic's certainly convinced me to keep focused. The thickness of the hemline and health looks superb in both post's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissManda View Post
    You are all welcome! The aforementioned thread can be found here if anyone is curious.

    And thank you, Spring, for mentioning that thread. I take that is a huge compliment! :blush: You made my day!
    Thank you for re-linking your thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissManda View Post
    You are all welcome! The aforementioned thread can be found here if anyone is curious.

    And thank you, Spring, for mentioning that thread. I take that is a huge compliment! :blush: You made my day!
    Thank you for re-linking your thread!

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    I'm all for microtrims! So little taken off yet so much healthier looking hair
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    I've only got, like, 2 inches of my old layers left to grow out! So i'm trimming till then for the next few months First one, tonight!

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    I have planned to start doing something like this soon after I hit WL.... maybe I won't cut every month, but surely I'll cut often to mantain the lenght and get rid of the last lajest, which are a couple of inches shorter than the rest...!

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    So are you guys doing a self-trim? How do you schedule it? First of every month? Are you just eyeballing the amount you take off or being more precise?

    Sorry so many questions, but I only just started trimming again (after going almost a year without) and am keen to get back onto some sort of schedule. I am battling severe taper (caused from years of dye) and trying to get rid of my two-coloured hair

    LHC member for 17 years and ALWAYS learning!.....♥ Currently growing out silver again

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    That is what I have been doing also since Jan. or so, since reaching waist. Even though I have been trimming monthly I have still grown to almost TBL. I just trim off about 1/4 in. on the New Moon each month. I think that it is helping to thicken up the ends. Trimming off a little every month keeps me from having to do a major trim & I can do that myself without having to go to a salon. I am afraid of getting it uneven if I have to cut off more than an inch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rini View Post
    So are you guys doing a self-trim? How do you schedule it? First of every month? Are you just eyeballing the amount you take off or being more precise?
    Hi Rini ! I use a few trimming methods, but for trimming monthly, I cannot use Feye's because I always end up trimming more than I want because I always have to make corrections. So I use "Spring's trimming method" !

    1. I brush my hair back, so that it's laying on my back the way I would want the hairs to lay naturally.

    2. Starting from the top of my hairline, I use my hands to section my hair into 3 parts as if to make a simple braid. I do this without moving the hair out of position too much.

    3. I take one of the side sections, & move the other 2 sections out of the way by placing them over the opposite shoulder. Trying carefully not to bunch the hairs of the section I'm working on, I pull the section down my back with my hands, and when I reach the bottom, I use 2 hair friendly smooth gripper clips (kind of long) to secure the hair and keep it from moving. ( I clip 1 going right to left and the other one I clip going left to right to keep hairs from sliding out of the clip)

    4. After that section is secure, I carefully bring it around to the front and trim desired amount.

    5. I remove the clips and repeat steps 1-4 on the remaining 2 sections.

    This method has given me the ability to make very small trims with better accuracy, that I'm not able to do using other methods. You can use a measuring tape, the black part of my tape is 1/4 inch etc ... I use my fingers to measure (the tips are approximately 1 inch). But generally I eyeball it

    I also use Feye's trimming method.
    Quote Originally Posted by Quahatundightu View Post

    It feels like a thankless task sometimes when you really just want longer hair - it would be good to have some inspiration and progress pics from people!

    I have been trimming 1/2cm (1/4") or more each month this year. The difference it has made to my hair is just amazing! I need to take some more recent pics, my hair has got a lot thicker. Being able to see the difference is really encouraging, but it still feels quite annoying when all I want to do is grow.

    Anyone else? How often do you microtrim, what are your tips for keeping up motivation?!
    The bolded is exactly how I feel sometimes, but I feel much better now than I did holding on to thin ends. MissManda's thread, progress like yours and some other regular trimmers have been very encouraging.

    Quote Originally Posted by MissManda View Post
    You are all welcome! The aforementioned thread can be found here if anyone is curious.

    And thank you, Spring, for mentioning that thread. I take that is a huge compliment! :blush: You made my day!
    You're welcome! That thread came at a time when I knew I was doing the right thing but was floored at the results of long term maintaining
    Last edited by Spring; July 29th, 2011 at 12:07 PM.
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