How To Trim Your Own Natural Hair – Some naturals trim every 8 weeks, while other naturals can go longer and only trim their hair every twelve weeks or more. You should trim your hair when your ends warrant it. If you feel confident enough to do it yourself, it’s an opportunity to save both time and money.
Twist or Braid Trim
Separate your hair into sections, and twist or braid into smaller sections. Then, trim each twist one at a time. Make sure to only cut one-fourth to one-half an inch. This method is good for naturalistas with shorter hair.
Trimming Your Hair While Stretched
This technique is great for beginners. You part your hair in medium sized vertical sections, then spray ends with water. Detangle the hair very well. Lastly, use a comb to stretch your hair, holding it tight between your fingers to clip the damaged split ends.
Blow-dry and flat iron trim
This method is better for naturals with longer hair. After washing your hair, you apply heat protectant (to avoid heat damage) blow-dry, and lightly flat iron. This makes it easier to achieve an even finish. Place a section between your fingers, smooth it out with a comb from roots to ends, and dust the hair evenly to get rid of the ends that are damaged.
Search and destroy method
This is a popular method among many naturals. This method involves searching for split ends and damaged hair, and only trimming those strands. Achieving evenness or layers is not the priority.
Before starting, make sure you feel comfortable & confident, then determine which method best fits your hair’s needs. Remember, if you are not comfortable cutting or trimming your own natural hair, then consult a hairstylist and get a professional trim.