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HOW TO TRIM YOUR OWN HAIR

HOW TO TRIM YOUR OWN HAIR

It can be a bit scary to think about cutting your own hair, but it's actually quite easy to do. Whether you've been driven to a home hair cut because of our quarantine orders or you just feel like giving it a go yourself, this post is for you!


How often should you trim your hair?

This depends on whether you are trying to maintain your current length or grow your hair out. Your hair grows about half an inch every month. If you are trying to maintain your length then cutting your hair every 6-8 weeks is recommended, whereas for growing it out you can wait a bit longer between trims, so shoot for every 8-10 weeks. It's important to trim your hair even if you are growing it out to get rid of dry and split ends.

Top tips to avoid split ends:

    The most important thing to do is to use good quality shears so you cut your hair cleanly. Poor quality shears that don't cut your hair properly can leave your ends uneven. You should also cut your hair with your scissors held straight rather than slanted. Lastly, cutting your hair when it's wet can lead to frayed ends, so we recommend you cut your hair when it's dry.

     

    OK, now let's get to the cutting...

    For natural hair:

    Step 1: Detangle your hair completely.

    Step 2: Seperate your hair into small two-strand twists if your hair is natural, or just small sections, and trim each section. (If you prefer to straighten your hair and trim it, take a look at the following instructions). It's up to you where you start with this method, just make sure that you cut every twist and take about the same amount off of each one. To see the twist-cut method in action, watch the video below:

    For straight or relaxed hair:

    Step 1: Detangle your hair completely.

    Step 2: Seperate your hair into small small sections. Start at the back of your hair and use that first cut as a guide to how much you want to take off. Then trim your hair in sections working to the front cutting to the lenght you measured. To see this method in action, watch the video below:

    That's it! Easy, right?

    Good luck with trimming your hair, Queens! Let us know how it goes in the comments! 

     


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