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Trimming Natural Hair- Tutorials!

By January 27th, 20218 Comments


  • Anonymous says:

    I don't wear my hair straight, so heat is TOTALLY not an option for me. My routine involves parting and braiding in small manageable sections (ie large box braids minus the extensions). I then, using a tape measure and very good quality cutting shears used ONLY for hair, do an all around even cut so that my hair is the same length all over my head, give or take a quarter of an inch (Note: use a clip, bobby pin, or some similar item to mark the tape so that in areas that you can't see, you can feel where you need to cut). Since I wear my hair curly, I'm not looking for a perfect cut; however, the more box braids you use, the better the results. I suggest this to any Natural Curlies who are looking to free themselves from the costs of the salon/barber.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love using a cutting technique that I call the sun ray technique, check it out!

  • Anonymous says:

    That young landy with the 'fro was really rough brushing her hair and then she claims she doesn't have breakage….hmmmmmm

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    I use hair scissors/shears from walgreens, ulta, os sallys… they range from 5-10 dollars and I ONLY use them for my hair.

    I don't straighten to trim… I don't really need it to be super even since I don't wear my hair straight (haven't straightened since 2007). I mostly dust/micro trim the ends of my twists and do search & destroys.

  • Anonymous says:

    how come people use regular scissors to trim there hair? there are scissors specially made for trims.

  • Anonymous says:

    I like to blow my hair out first because it makes it easier. I use a good heat protectant and have never experienced any damage.

  • LoveZaporiah says:

    @Lea, I just cut my hair without the use of heat. I washed and detangled my hair then let it dry. After that, I combed through it with the tangle teezer and cut it pretty much the way that BlackOnyx said to. It came out pretty good but I guess I'll know how good once I wet it or straighten it in a year. I'm going for a heat free year too.

  • Lea says:

    These videos were a little scary to me. Heat and more heat. I don't ever plan on putting heat on my head, so these vids didn't help me out at all. Taren916 on YouTube just posted her haircut a day or two ago. She went to a salon that cut her hair in it's natural state (styled and dry). This makes mega sense to me because she could visualize almost exactly where her hair would lay styled. If you're looking for an alternative, besides heat…check out her vid and then check out to find a stylist in your area (if you don't already have one) and ask those stylists how they cut.

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