March 25th, 2003, 07:54 AM
I'm curious how (and if!) people let scissors touch their hair... :)
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March 25th, 2003, 07:54 AM
I'm curious how (and if!) people let scissors touch their hair... :)
March 25th, 2003, 07:56 AM
Oh yes. I always remember something after I post.
For people who only do search & destroy missions, I meant for that to be included with dustings. ;-)
March 25th, 2003, 08:23 AM
Right now I am avoiding scissors except to trim the odd split end. I have taken a sacred vow not to trim, and Hollie will know if I break it. ;) I'm going to try to hold out til end of summer.
March 25th, 2003, 08:59 AM
I voted other. Normally, I trim my hair irregularly - whenever I notice my ends are growing diagonally, or something strange. However, since joining this board, I've also started my first search and destroys... and am debating as to whether I'll skip the irregular trims altogether.
March 25th, 2003, 09:03 AM
I get my hair trimmed once or twice per year, and I snip off individual splits regularly.
No major cuts here! :shocked:
March 25th, 2003, 09:04 AM
I'm heading up the No-Trim Contingent of LHC! :D In July it will be one year since I've had a trim, although my trims six months prior to that were just self-inflicted dustings (using Feye's excellent hair trimming method), but I only took off about 1/4-inch each time, so I'm not sure if they count. I am eager for my hair to grow into a more natural hemline. As a wavy frizzball, a blunt cut just doesn't look quite as good on me as it does on straighties, although it's probably better for my braid. But, we'll see, as I've taken a solemn vow of no trimming for the infinite future! :smirk:
March 25th, 2003, 11:01 AM
Well it's only been a month since my last trim, so I don't really have a trend yet. But I resolve not to trim it again for several months barring any unseen forces of nature, so I voted for dustings.
March 25th, 2003, 11:12 AM
My hair is about 24.5 inches long. I got about 1/2 inch trimmed last Tuesday, before that the last time I got it trimmed was in August. I wouldn't mind going for no trims, but I have some layering I want to get rid off.
March 25th, 2003, 11:42 AM
I got my first trim in years back in October and the next at the GM treatment in Febuary, so I guess that's my routine - about every 6 months.
Aside from that, I've got a pair of snips in the car. When I'm at a long light, or waiting for the kids, I'll go through my hair and get rid of the splits.
March 25th, 2003, 11:43 AM
I have it dusted every two months, but the last time I had it trimmed, which is to say that almost 1/4 of an inch was taken off.
So I trim if I'm trying to change the shape of the ends, but I dust to keep them looking good.
March 25th, 2003, 03:19 PM
I'm assuming that "dusting" is used for an overall miniscule trim AND for snipping splits. Because that's how I answered it!
Right now, only tee-niny trims (dustings) and split-snipping-sessions. That's it!
March 25th, 2003, 07:44 PM
I like to do dustings of 1/8 - 1/4 inch every three months, with a very rare trim (once a year) of about 1/2 - 3/4 inch. I also snip splits when I see them, or do an actual split end search.
March 26th, 2003, 04:38 AM
I voted for regular trimming. I take off about 1/4" every three months. For me this is necessary to keep the ends looking nice! I use Feye's blunt cut method. :) I have also been doing my trimming according to the Moon cycles and seem to notice a positive difference in growth! I believe that my ends are fragile and, therefore, regular trimming is required for me. I can remember several years ago when my hair was the length it is now and the ends looked terrible! I can only attribute the better looking ends to regular tiny trims, jojoba oil and to all the knowledge I have obtained from my long haired friends here!
March 28th, 2003, 05:04 PM
Now, I only will cut off split ends as I see them.....I have a few from the harsh treatment I gave my hair before this.....once I bleached it twice, dyed it, bleached it again, and dyed it again.....all in one day....OMG my hair must hate me......it ended up green with purple chunks in the front...um, it was intentional.....at least it wasn't orange like it ended up after the first dye....I was going for pink.....I'll put some pictures of my colored hair on my journal for all to see.....anyways, my answer was just a dusting.....:)
March 28th, 2003, 08:39 PM
I go to the salon every 8 weeks for a
little trim and I trim splits myself
when I see them. Other than that,
scissors don't go near my hair! :)
March 29th, 2003, 09:27 AM
I'm currently a search and destroy woman, (I put dustings) but I may have to find a suitable stylist in the near future because I'm getting all out of shape in the back there, and I would like to keep it looking relatively tidy as I (hopefully) go towards classic. Then I will be trimming for blunt ends... I don't wear it down/part down very often, but I have noticed my edges getting a bit raggy, and I don't want that. Because I tend towards dryness (ends and scalp) I can look unkempt at the ends quite quickly if I don't take precautions.
March 29th, 2003, 02:03 PM
I voted irregular trimmings. I dust monthly, and search and destroy somewhere between every one to two weeks. I just cut off 2" last week, because I could not take my ends anymore. *sigh*....still growing out damage going on 2.5 yrs. :(
But, I am getting there! :D
Peace and Blessings
March 30th, 2003, 04:55 AM
I used to trim my own hair. Then I went in to a salon, and wow, what a difference!! It was so much healthier seeming, and I really loved how my hair felt. I just don't go very regularly. It's time to go now, just need to make an appointment, and it's usually pretty darn expensive.
March 31st, 2003, 10:15 AM
I do trim my hair whenever it get thin at the ends...cut off abt a inch maybe. Right now tho' I am not planning to get a cut my hair till it grows to my waist....then maybe I will try to even out the layers..
March 31st, 2003, 01:44 PM
only when I see a split, otherwise, no scissors for me!!
April 1st, 2003, 01:26 AM
take of splits every couple of months or so and then get a very smal trim to even up the ends every six months or so. this routine isnt set in stone though and i aim at preventing splits rather than snipping them.
April 1st, 2003, 04:51 AM
Just search and destroy until I get some length.
April 4th, 2003, 08:56 AM
I chose other because since my hair has so much to be trimmed off, I usually start trimming when it simply looks bad. That's the reason I have so many layers, but the fried hair is coming off, slowly. On average I have trimmed my hair about once a month for the past 6 months. But I haven't lost much in length. I don't need to trim the layers any longer, only the ends and I will do that starting in a couple of months, to get rid of the layers, over time. 8)
April 5th, 2003, 01:20 AM
I'm a perfectionist as far as my ends are concerned, I want them to be in perfect shape. For me, they have to feel exactly as the hair at the roots. That's why at the moment (I have bs-length hair) I trim every three months. Once I have reached my goal length which is waist, I'll trim every month to stay at that length. I also dust occasionally, when I feel the need. But actually I don't get any split ends.
April 6th, 2003, 07:33 AM
I have not had a proper hair-cut since April 2002. A few stragglers at the back were cut off by a friend in August 2002, but that was the last time.
Now I am determined to leave it totally un-cut, to reach it's terminal length. I have not find any splits yet, and when/if I do, they will remain.
No trims, dusts, S&D, cuts or any sharp implements on or near my hair ever again.
April 10th, 2003, 08:42 AM
I will get my hair dusted about 3 times a year and have a trim about 1 time a year.
In Spring of 02' I go about 4 or so inches off and Spring of 03' I got about 3 inces off. I couldn't do that all the time.
The trim is usually to remove yucky layers or ends I just cant deal with anymore.
I find that dusting really doesnt remove any of my length
so regular dustings dont hurt the growth process for me.
However regular trims would.
Hmmm.... seems like I have a pattern of trimming of a good deal of ends after Winter and then letting it grow :?
And only dusting the rest of the year.
Well, it seems to be working out ok in the long run.
April 10th, 2003, 11:49 AM
I am not planning to trim my hair unless I get it to my waist. I just cut my split ends whenever I see one, which is not much thankfully :)
April 12th, 2003, 05:37 PM
I dust ( search and destroy) regularly. Like almost every day. I do a trim of a half inch or less very infrequently. I went from October to the end of March.
April 12th, 2003, 05:54 PM
I chose "other" as I do search and destroy missions every few days and will also snip any splits I bump into during combing, styling, etc. I also trim my ends when necessary to keep a pleasing (on me) hemline and to try to get rid of the last vestiges of perm. That usually works out being a trim every 4-6 months.
November 13th, 2004, 05:24 AM
I have become an "obsessive, compulsive, S & D missionary" ever since my hair got long enough to pull in front of my nose and trim any damages wearing strong bifocals. Usually, every evening sitting in my recliner, and fanning a small group of ends against the dark background I find the damages while watching or rather listening to the television. I do this pretty much on a nightly basis. Yep, I confess, I am addicted to S & D scissors, and fiddling! If the hair is too short it makes me crosseyed. Crosseyed = not a good thing. It will be better when the back is long enough to pull in front and be able to do "surgery" there too. I hear a LOT of "snap, crackle, pop", when combing the hair along the nape of my neck which tends to be very curly/kinky/boinker. Does anybody else find this area to be more prone to tangles? Silverlady :flower:
November 13th, 2004, 05:31 AM
I havent had a trim in ages, so i voted irregular, since all the trims i've had before were in the salon whenever i felt like it... but now i plan to do trims when the ends get unruly, until i am all one length again and these awful layers are gone! then, i think i'll change to dusting every so often
November 13th, 2004, 06:15 AM
Back when this poll was initially posted, I would have voted regular trims because I sort of was doing that at that time. Nowadays, it's been 16 months since my last overall trim. I don't have that many split ends (all those S&D missions over time seem to have gotten rid of a good number of them) and whenever I spot them I'll snip them out. But, this is so infrequent; maybe every couple months or even less, that scissors really rarely touch my hair. However, the primary reason I haven't had scissors near my hair much is that I don't trust myself to cut it evenly, and I'm leery of the salon.
But it's funny. I have waffled back and forth between evening & thickening up my ends and allowing my hair to continue to grow in its "natural" state (I'm a wavy/curly so I can sort of get away with this). It's just sooo long now that it's HARD to consider trimming even a 1/4 inch because what if it doesn't grow longer than x inches? But then, it does appear to still be growing, so I could decide on a maintenance length and begin trimming regularly again..
November 13th, 2004, 06:32 AM
I use to trim but I was going no where with progressing my length so now I dust.
November 13th, 2004, 09:01 AM
Wow, this thread was from back in 2003, it's good
to see it back up on top again. I read through some
of the postings and saw some old names I've not
seen in quite a while!
I guess I never answered this one originally, so here goes.
I trim all the time, though I know I don't need to. On some
of my recent sudden snips, I typically cut one or two inches
off, but the other day I was sorting through my hair
dresser (a dresser, not a hairdresser, LOL) and found
the last 'snip' of hair bound in tape. It looks like a paintbrush.
Well, I never measured it, just assumed. I put it up to the
ruler to find it was over three inches! Wow! I then gathered
up the other trimming clips to find that I really need to
get a better idea what 'a couple inches' are. :lol:
Many times I found myself putting my hair into a braid
or pony and just cutting the end off, not much, but to
keep it neat and tidy. I finally stopped doing that and
began saving the hair. Good gosh, I could have been to
my feet by now! In my hand I'm holding a 3" section, a
6" section, a 3 1/4" section, good gosh!
(--KM sits down, taping all the hair together---)
November 13th, 2004, 09:11 AM
I voted for "NEVER" but this is only temporary. I began growing out my hair in April 2004 and since then, 7 months, scissors have not touched my hair. I'd like to make it to next April and see where I am then. If the condition is still good, I might continue with no cutting for a while longer.
However, when I see the first split, I will probably become a militant Search and Destroy/Duster.
I just want to get the most length out of my hair growth, so I figure, If I want it longer, I shouldn't cut it.
Great topic! 8)
November 13th, 2004, 09:51 AM
Mostly when scissors touch my hair it's for just a dusting...
but lately I've been contemplating cutting off the rest of my
TRed hair...and being RID of it....the jury is still out
on what I will do.
November 13th, 2004, 10:43 AM
I dust/S&D regularly and hope to only get micro-trims or trims every once in a while (6-12 months but we'll see as time goes on... I like having full, even ends for my hair, personally... but I also want every bit of growth to count, too).
So I voted "other" :) I would have just said dusting only, but when the ends look ragged and thin, I will force myself to trim a little so I can make the hair "look" longer but being more even and full at the bottom.
November 13th, 2004, 02:06 PM
I have cut about 5" in August this year because of hair breakage (where a section of my hair in the middle was a good few inches shorter then the outer layers) caused by a hairdresser, Grrr. But now I am not cutting my hair for at least another 1.5 - 2 years and then it will only be a max of 1" just to even it out and keep the ends healthier. I think once I hit the longer lengths, say tailbone and longer I may trim 1/2 inch once a year to keep the ends nicer.
At the moment I don't own any good hair scissors so I haven't S&D but will get one and do S&D now and then when my hair needs it. I don't seem to get many splits if any since I trimmed my hair, but before trimming I used to get loads of white dot ones.
So my vote is for "other".
November 16th, 2004, 09:37 AM
I use shears for dusting my ends, which, has been rather irregular, lately. :lol:
November 16th, 2004, 09:58 AM
Other because there were no combos of what I do.
I do S&D/dusting about once a month, AND I have been trimming via Feye's method since my major cut about a year and a half ago - average of every 6 months I guess. After one more trim in the spring to even up/ fix my U shape, I am considering No trims and only dusting as needed intil I reach my goal of classic. That will be like 2 years more??? Then I'll see how I like it.
November 20th, 2004, 09:11 AM
I get regular trims every 6 - 8 weeks. The ends are usually just slightly trimmed, but lately I've been going from a deep V shape to straight across so more has been getting cut. I have layers/feathering at the crown and sides, as well as bangs so I need frequent trims to keep it all looking nice.
November 21st, 2004, 12:28 AM
I get it microtrimmed at my GM stylist every three months. So far she has also done split end dusting for me at those occasions. I might get some good scissors to do maintenance dustings in between myself.
November 21st, 2004, 05:27 AM
For dustings, but nothing else - But that's not 100% true (almost). Occasionally I do my own microtrim.. But otherwise, I only attack split ends and other kinds of damage.
February 17th, 2005, 09:24 AM
I just do the dusting thing. I rarely have it trimmed.
February 17th, 2005, 12:57 PM
After thinking about it I chose Irregular instead of Other because I'm close to doing regular but not quite.
I trimmed 1/2 inch last year in March & September and then on Jan 7th this year I cut 3 inches.
I'm now going to maintain around just past 30 inches for months.
I'm planning to start trimming once a month on a Red MM Lunar date. I'm going to trim up to 1/2 inch per month but not enough to go above 30"
I'm going to maintain for awhile to catch up some breakage from my old routine.
I'm at 30.5" right now so on the 19th I'm going to do the first trim.
I don't mind scissors touching my hair as long as it's something I wanted unlike when I was a kid. I don't mind going to salons and haven't had bad trims but I do my own now thanks to Feye.
February 17th, 2005, 11:18 PM
I voted other, because I do two things with the scissors, I dust and do irregular trims as well. For now I am dusting every month according to Lunar Charts MM. Further I promised myself to not trim until my hair reaches 37,1 inch. Yeah strange number it is :grin: But that is because we measure in cm here and I want to have 95 cm. Then I will cut back and try to get rid of my V a bit more, back to U shape. But I will only cut about 1 inch, 2,5 cm and then continue again. So very irregular cutting and everyting else is dusting. Last time I had a cut was 17 Novembre.
February 18th, 2005, 04:21 AM
I voted - irregular trims. I trim maybe 2-3 times a year. Of course after my self trimming attempt last month I had to have it corrected. I hope to reduce trims to 1 or 2 year and make them microtrims. I wish I could do dusting instead, but my hair is only 20.5 inches, and I can't really bring to the front enough to see.
February 18th, 2005, 05:01 AM
I only have the ends done when they look like they need it
February 18th, 2005, 06:20 AM
I dust but I also do VERY irregular trimmings. Maybe once a year or so.
February 18th, 2005, 08:02 AM
I get a trim about twice a year by my hairdresser, only about 1/2 an inch. Once I buy some good hairtrimming scissors I hope to S & D every couple months or so. I don't really have a problem with split ends, so it may be less frequent.
February 18th, 2005, 08:37 AM
I only trim every 3 or 4 months ONLY IF I need it. :lol:
February 18th, 2005, 08:42 AM
I picked "other" because I bought scissors, but have yet to get the courage up to start dusting or trimming myself. I will probably dust, but who knows...I might decide to use Feye's Trimming Method. I just have to work up the courage first :smile:
February 28th, 2005, 04:39 PM
I don't really do anything to my hair in the way of trimming anymore.
February 28th, 2005, 04:51 PM
trim about 1/2 inch every 3 months or so, S/D whenever I notice excessive splittage, which is also aprox. every 3 months or so.