10.01.2013

THE 3 SAFEST METHODS TO TRIM NATURAL HAIR AT HOME - NEWLY NATURAL

London, UK


A few days ago I cut my naturally curly afro hair all by myself. I also promised you a follow-up post where I would explain the other methods to cut your hair, so here it is! 

1. TWISTING YOUR HAIR FIRST
The first thing to do is to take a section of hair, brush through it to stretch the hair and twist (or braid) it. 
Keep going until you have nothing but twists all over your head.

Now it is time to cut! 

Take your shear and cut 1/4 or 1/2 inch of hair tips from every twist..et voilà! 
I think this is a time-saving method because it is quick and gets the job done but, on the other side, you are gonna cut damaged and non-damaged hair, so think about it twice if you are really pressed on maintaining your maximum hair length. It is closer to a mini-haircut than trim.

2. "SEARCH & DESTROY" METHOD
This is a popular way of trimming natural curly hair. 

In this case, the positive aspect is that you are striclty going to cut hair that are damaged (i.e. dry, split, "why you do not curl anymore?" ends and knots); the downside is that is gonna take ages for you to finish the job, especially if you have thick hair. A little tip? Make sure to have plenty of time, great lighting in the room and two mirrors if possible (one in front of you and one behind you) so you're not gonna miss anything. 

3. BLOW OUT/ STRETCHED HAIR
This is the best option if you mostly wear your hair straight because you can immediately tell what is the end result that you're gonna wear every day, it's a very uniform cut and you don't have to work around the clock against any shrinkage because your hair are wet (two thumbs up!!).

*BONUS TIPS*
  • Use scissors with the only purpose to cut hair (called hair shears). They could be pretty expensive and it is an investment but the cut is neater and you don't uselessly pull your hair. 
  • Different hair texture react differently to the different methods that I've described. Try both damp and dry haircuts to determine the best option for yourself. 


What is your favourite method to cut hair at home?

6 comments

  1. Non ci credooooo, stavo giusto giusto risanando i miei capelli ieri. Beh, ti seguirò per vedere se hai proposte per rendere un pò più soft la crespezza.

    Sara

    http://7-sevendays.blogspot.it/

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    1. Per Sara Nena: per ammorbidire e nutrire il capello, potresti provare una maschera al latte di cocco ( http://headenough.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/coconut-milk-mask.html) oppure una maschera a base di uova (http://headenough.blogspot.com/2013/09/diy-egg-and-olive-oil-hair-mask.html). Dimmi poi se hanno migliorato un po` la situazione!!

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  2. Ohh great post! Thanks for sharing! xx

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