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
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
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