Need a Trim? Here are 4 Ways to Trim Your Natural Hair

When it comes to trimming or dusting the ends of your natural hair, things aren’t as complicated as they might seem. Sure your hair is delicate and doesn’t lay in one direction, but the rules for trimming naturally curly and kinky hair are not too much different from trimming hair that’s straight.

Fortunately for you lovely natural ladies, you don’t always need to go to the salon to get a trim. The majority of your trimming can be done in the comfort of your own home.

All you need is a decent pair of shears and patience. In this post we will describe 4 methods of trimming used by various naturalista’s that you could use when trimming at home.

When you figure out your best method, you can trim more often, which is not such a bad thing if you like nice neat ends.

Freshly trimmed ends, will allow your hair to tangle less, retain length, look and feel smoother, and help you get to your goals much faster.

With that said, here are our suggestions:


1. Twist ‘N’ Snip

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YouTuber, Saleemah Cartwright.

 This method of trimming your natural hair might be the easiest. In fact, this is the way that I trim my natural hair most of the time.

I usually twist my hair every other night because I wear twist outs daily. However, when I’m going to trim my hair or dust it, I make sure that I spend extra time on twisting my hair in small, even sections.

After I twist my whole head, I grab my shears and I snip off any frizzy and tangled ends. I also stretch each twist and snip any broken hairs that are sticking out along the twist.

2. Stretch and Snip

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Natural Hair YouTuber, Yolanda Renee.

This method involves trimming your hair after it’s freshly washed and stretched. Stretched and detangle your hair the night before using your best stretching method and a detangle brush to get that blow out look.

Using small sections, detangle and stretch again, snipping off any uneven and split ends. I have also used this method in the past and it is easy to cut off more than you need if you do not detangle your hair first. If you want to retain length, be very careful with this one

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About Portia Cole


Portia is a wife and mother who enjoys making things and people look pretty! As a graduate of Rowan University, Portia has an insatiable craving for natural hair, beauty, and fashion, but she also enjoys traveling and home decor. If you'd like to know more about her, visit her blog at huneybflyy.com. You can also follow her on Instagram (huneybflyy) and twitter (@huneybflyy).

About Portia Cole


Portia is a wife and mother who enjoys making things and people look pretty! As a graduate of Rowan University, Portia has an insatiable craving for natural hair, beauty, and fashion, but she also enjoys traveling and home decor. If you'd like to know more about her, visit her blog at huneybflyy.com. You can also follow her on Instagram (huneybflyy) and twitter (@huneybflyy).

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Phoenix McGee

I’m not brave enough to try lol. I just flat iron it before I trim it.

Kimberly Wood

Thanx for sharing..

Steen How
Steen How

I usually twist and snip once or twice a year. It’s the easiest way for me to trim. I don’t usually wear straightened styles, so it doesn’t have to be perfect for me. As long as the split ends are snipped I’m good

Kenya Holmes

I usually flatiron mine to clip my ends, but I’ve tried the twist method as well.

Marjorie Brown

Good article

Cynthia Stewart

Pretty cool!!!

Harriet Crayton

The next time you’re home Portia Crayton you can hook me up.

Charlene Cha LaBranche

I cut maybe sometimes too much lol

Britney Hills

I will be trying the twist n cut tomorrow wish me luck.

Deanna Lee Adams

I like the twist out method.

Natasha Robinson B

I have done twist out method.

Mercy
Mercy

I don’t flat iron and snip because I don’t want heat damage.. nooooo. so the twist and snip helps me a lot and I don’t have suffer the damage when it comes to flat ironing. my hair is past SL so I don’t want to big chop because of that.

Felicia Hopkins

I did need to know thanks.

M Patrice Baker

I just flat iron & trim every 3 or 4 months. Works perfectly

Stephanie
Stephanie

Wow! This is the first time i’ve heard of the “twist and snip” method. This sounds like something I might be willing to try. I never cut/trimmed my own hair because I was always afraid of making a big mistake. I am ALMOST excited about trying this. If it doesn’t work out . . . I can always go back to the salon for correction. 🙂

Gwendolyn Carter

I like too leave that too my stylist