Long, big afro hair is glamourous. Trimming afro-hair is not so glamorous, but it has to be done at some point! (Check out this article for why I think trimming can be very critical to maintaining length).
In this video I show you how I trim my hair using the search and destroy method and another method I’ve coined the “twist and clip” method.
In the comments below please share:
1. Which method you use or want to use.
2. WHEN you’ll be trimming your hair.
I realize that the only way we’re going to achieve fabulous healthy hair is by keeping each other accountable. By sharing our hair “to-do” list we empower others in the community to step up to their plate and reach their goals!
So c’mon- leave a comment and take the first step to more fabulous hair!
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Hey ladies! It’s Cassandre from cassandrebeccai.com. Today, I’m going to show you how I trim my hair.
It’s not a very hard method. Actually, two weeks ago, I cut off about two inches of my hair because it really needed a very good trim. So, today, I’m just going to show you exactly how I did that and another method I pull into my regimen that helps me to just keep my ends healthy.
I’m just going to take my hair out here. I twisted them last night because they need to be twisted before I went to bed, and there you go. My hair is in a twist.
The ‘Search and Destroy’ Method
What I do is, well, I call it the “search and destroy” method. I’m sure many of you out there have heard of this method of cutting or trimming your hair.
What I tend to do is just literally look through my hair as it is twisted in this twisted state, and find the hairs that are split, or the hairs that have knotted or the hairs that just don’t look good to me.
What I do is I look though my hair, my ends…
Okay, I found a knot… Well, well, well…
What I Use
The scissor that I use is called the Tweezerman Stainless 2000 5 1/2 Styling Shears. You can find this on Amazon. I think I put a link to it to another video of mine. You can check that out. I’ll put the link below. I like this scissors because they are truly high performance blades and they’re very nice and sharp.
How I Do It
What I do is I find a knot, or whatever I want to trim off, and I just cut it. It’s really that simple. This process really just take a lot of time, but I don’t do it. There are times when I’ll do it and I’m doing it while I’m styling my hair, for example if I’m putting my hair in twists, and I’m noticing some knots, I’ll just cut.
There are weeks when I cut almost everyday. It’s not that I’m cutting a whole lot of hair. It’s just that I’m cutting specifically hairs that I notice are completely damaged.
Another way that I cut my hair is what I did about two weeks ago, was actually twist my hair like so, and go through each one and literally cut this much off. I know that that does not create a straight across hairstyle, but the truth is that I don’t wear my hair straight often at all. So, I don’t need a straight style. What I need is for the damage to go away.
When Afro-textured hair is in styles like this, you really can’t notice any unevenness. It’s not even a problem for us. So, I totally suggest doing it that way.
Another method you can use is to trim your hair is to get your hair straight in and then, cut, go to a stylist and cut. I totally recommend that for individuals that do wear their hair straight very often, or often enough that they want a beautiful straight style.
I search and destroy or I just take one part of my twists and find how much I want to cut off, and literally just cut it off there.
I recommend a really good scissor, and once you have a really good scissor, your process will be very easy.
There you have it. If you have any questions, leave it below. I’m ready to answer them. I’m not like this person that doesn’t care for comments or corrections.
So,please, if you have a different way of doing it that you think would be helpful to me, and everyone else, please do share. I’d be interested in knowing that.
That’s how I trim my hair. Thank you so much for watching. Check me out at cassandrebeccai.com. Like, subscribe, share. You know the deal. Thanks for watching. Bye!