The broke girl’s guide to trimming your natural hair

Every once in a while, you need to trim your natural hair to get rid of the split ends and avoid breakage. Doing it yourself is tempting, it seems easy enough and you get to save the cash you would have spent paying a proper hair stylist to do so. But getting it done in a salon lets you avoid the disasters that often result from DIY jobs. If you must trim your hair yourself follow these tips.

  1. Cut off only split ends until you get a salon appointment. Instead of chopping inches off your whole head of hair, which will most likely end in a disaster especially if it’s your first time, divide your hair into small sections and examine the ends carefully and trim any split ends you find. This method is time consuming, so do it on your day off or on a weekend.
  2. There is no better time to trim your hair than when you just get it blown out. This way, your hair is easier to handle and the ends more accessible to you. Still trim your hair in sections, after doing this so you don’t end up trimming parts you’ve already done.
  3. If you can’t stand the thought of exposing your natural hair to any possibility of heat damage, put your hair into twists to make it easier to trim.


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