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Trimming my hair

butterflyjubutterflyju Posts: 53Registered Users
hey ladies how r u? Im in need of getting my hair trimmed. what is the best way to do this? SHould I press my hair first then clip it or should I have it clipped in its natural state?
btw..... im going to the salon to get it done. just wondering what your opinion is

thanks ladies
Hair: 4b/c
BC: sept '09
Last relaxer: Apr '09
Shampoo: 365 whole food brand
Co-wash: Suave coconut
DC: phytojoba or alter ego (I add a little EVOO and honey to both:sunny:)
Twist outs: Miss jessies curly pudding
Experimenting with: unrefined cocnut oil, infusium23 leave in, KCCC, and anything I can get my hands on :thumbup:
(I plan on shortening this list as I find out what my hair likes!!!!)

Comments

  • NeldaNelda Posts: 84Registered Users
    I have had bad experiences getting my ends clipped at salons. If you have already had your ends clipped there with good results go for it. As for me they always cut way too much. That is why I clip my own ends.
    I first buy a good pair of hair cutting scissors, twist up or braid my hair and clip where I feel the rough ends.
    No blowdrying, pressing, etc. I leave my hair in its natural state, twist or braid it up, then clip.
    I have been natural for about 3yrs now. Recently cut all of it off in April/07, I know some may think I am crazy...but for those who don't me I am a girl of variety..I NEED CHANGE!

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  • maybejadeymaybejadey Posts: 198Registered Users
    Be careful if you go to salons, unless they're used to dealing with your texture of hair. I had one stylist first try to shampoo my hair (which would have turned it into a snarly mess had I not intercepted her shampoo girl) and then proceed to rake through it with the equivalent of a fine tooth comb. I'm still wearing the wounds from that experience.

    I say do it yourself. If you're not worried about having even ends when it's straight, wet it up and cut it while it's damp. Some people like putting their hair in twists or braids first. I went for wet, hopped in the shower, loaded up with a slippery conditioner, just put my hair in four sections, and then worked through each section.

    Some say it's easier to tell where the damaged part of your hair ends if it is dry and stretched, so that's also something to keep it mind.
    Hair Type: A collection of incredibly dense, gravity-defying very defined coffee-stirrer diameter coils. I am currently exclusively wearing wash-and gos.

    Products
    :Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner (low-poo), Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner, Grapeseed Oil, KCCC or Ecostyler Gel (stylers)

  • Stephanie198907Stephanie198907 Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    Nelda wrote: »
    I have had bad experiences getting my ends clipped at salons. If you have already had your ends clipped there with good results go for it. As for me they always cut way too much. That is why I clip my own ends.
    I first buy a good pair of hair cutting scissors, twist up or braid my hair and clip where I feel the rough ends.
    No blowdrying, pressing, etc. I leave my hair in its natural state, twist or braid it up, then clip
    .

    ^^^what she said. definitely make sure you have a good pair of hair shears. dull blades can fray your ends. some people prefer to cut their hair while its wet and full of conditioner, some dont, all I know is when you're the one cutting your hair you control how much comes off.
    Last Relaxer: Nov. 07
    BC: May. 2010 (30 months)
    Hair Type: thick 4b/4a
    Current length: back at APL
    Goal length: hip :color:
    Staples: natural growth aides