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    Question Haircut/Dusting/Trim Your Own Hair Time!

    So how do you cut/dust/trim your own hair?

    I grab a pair of scissors about once a year and have yet to come up with a step-by-step method. Last year I let my sister cut it (it's still not even but fros and buns are forgiving). And the year before that I had my hair in twists and dusted like crazy using a nail clipper (it was new, I swear! and I didn't have to worry about cutting off too much). Anyway, how do you cut your hair? Dry? Wet? Sectioned? And how on earth do you get it even???

    I have a whole bunch of split ends and pixie knots to get rid of and could use the tips!

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    Replace the nail clipper with a pair of good hair shears and you've got my method of dusting...although I admit I haven't done it in a very long time. I do it on twists that were done on dry stretched hair so I can feel what's going on. As for evenness, I don't really care...I (almost) never take off enough for it to matter.
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    I gave up trying to get my hair even when I trim it. I have natural layers, so evening up my hair would be a disaster waiting to happen.

    I cut on freshly washed hair that has air dried. I put in like 20 or so small braids. I gently stretch the ends of the braids and trim off the ends with professional styling scissors you can get for like 40 or 50 bucks at ULTA or Sephora. I've been doing this for over two years. I only trim like every six or so months. Honestly, the best trims I had were when I had "flat" hair.....but....no "h" word talk here. Plus, I'm too lazy and cheap to go to the salon, so self trimming is where it's at.
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    I trim dry and stretched.


    I use sharp -hair cutting shears-


    1. Take down one twist.
    2. Brush it through.
    3. Slide fingers down to old ends.
    4. Snip desired amount.

    5. Apply moisturizer and dab of oil.
    6. Re-twist.

    Clip out of way and move on.

    Just to clarify, I put my hair in dry, raggedy twists. Take out one at a time, brush it, trim and moisturize. And re-twist. I'll know which sections were already done b/c I can tell a dry crunchy twist from a hydrated one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoilyHairedBeauty View Post
    I trim dry and stretched.


    I use sharp -hair cutting shears-


    1. Take down one twist.
    2. Brush it through.
    3. Slide fingers down to old ends.
    4. Snip desired amount.

    5. Apply moisturizer and dab of oil.
    6. Re-twist.

    Clip out of way and move on.

    Just to clarify, I put my hair in dry, raggedy twists. Take out one at a time, brush it, trim and moisturize. And re-twist. I'll know which sections were already done b/c I can tell a dry crunchy twist from a hydrated one.
    This is basically what I do. I've been doing it for years (no more than three times a year) and it works for me.


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    I also trim in twists, but only on an as needed basis. It's pretty inconsistent for me, but If I notice lots of knots and/or stringy ends, I just stretch out each twist, and snip of the ends. I don't even think about trying to make it even.

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    Hmmm no one seems to care about getting it even huh ok sounds like I'll be putting my hair in twists (this is gonna take a whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiile, I was hoping it wouldn't come to this!) and investing in some sharp scissors.

    Thank you!

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    I trim my hair about every three to four months with shears, while my hair is in dry mini twists. I cut about 1/4 of inch of hair off each individual twist. I'm not concerned with even hair either.

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    Update: still haven't cut it, it's all in twists but I put them in wet and there's some shrinkage to them. I feel like a have to retwist them dry to stretch them out. Am I right or can I just go ahead and use CoilyHairedBeauty and Mikalia42's method without retwisting everything?

    I guess another reason I haven't gotten around to it is that I've really been enjoying the length lol I haven't twisted/stretched in a year and I was surprised to see how much it grew. My sister, whose got the long hair in the fam, looks at it and says "Wow, it's longer than mine!"

    Score one for the nappturals, zero for the not-so-nappturals

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