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MagicalMystery
March 1st, 2015, 04:06 PM
Hello there,

As a girl with 3b curls, I tried the Feye's method to trim my old ends, but when your hair is spirally with a lot of shrinkage, that is a very difficult feat. Anybody have any tricks to trimming curly hair?

gthlvrmx
March 1st, 2015, 04:11 PM
There's this video here about it, I think lapushka put it up. Look up CurlyPenny on YouTube and you will find it.

CurlyGrace
March 1st, 2015, 04:35 PM
(I don't know if you already found it, but I figured I'd post it anyway for anybody finding this.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I0M6nlwaSk

Her other videos on curly hair are very helpful too, I'd recommend subscribing :) (fellow curly here!)

lapushka
March 1st, 2015, 04:56 PM
Waterlily716 has a video up on this as well, on trimming individual curls:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWuQ7lJrPb4

MsVenus
March 1st, 2015, 08:43 PM
Magical Mystery,I personally think trimming individual curls is a mistake. If you ever wear your hair round brushed into a smooth style you will see hacked off spots where you haphazardly cut curls with no rhyme or reason.

When 3b hair is wet it is almost straight.You can brush the hair smooth in a pony tail and put bands down the length of it while the hair is wet... So, try to put the bands on the hair for your trim with the hair dripping wet and smooth it into the pony tails with a tangle teezer brush. When I trimmed my hair that is all I did and it was extremely easy. Then again my hair is not as thick as yours, but I don't see why you can't brush it into a ponytail regardless and keep adding bands down the length of the hair.

MagicalMystery
March 1st, 2015, 11:57 PM
Maybe I should skip the conditioner before trimming? I find there's too much slip, and half the hair will slide out of my grip.

CurlyCap
March 2nd, 2015, 12:11 AM
MM,

I cut curl by curl because it's the best way I've found to control the amount I cut off and ensure that it isn't wonky when I'm done. I've cut curl by curl for almost 4 years and been fine.

My hair does not brush straight though and is NOT straight when wet. So really any other options are just not on the table.

I've written about my approach before. I'll see if I can find the post and link it here.

jackie_brown
March 2nd, 2015, 04:44 AM
Magical Mystery,I personally think trimming individual curls is a mistake. If you ever wear your hair round brushed into a smooth style you will see hacked off spots where you haphazardly cut curls with no rhyme or reason.

When 3b hair is wet it is almost straight.You can brush the hair smooth in a pony tail and put bands down the length of it while the hair is wet... So, try to put the bands on the hair for your trim with the hair dripping wet and smooth it into the pony tails with a tangle teezer brush. When I trimmed my hair that is all I did and it was extremely easy. Then again my hair is not as thick as yours, but I don't see why you can't brush it into a ponytail regardless and keep adding bands down the length of the hair.

I totally agree.
Plus, curly hair have an "own life" and behave differently every time i wash them: sometimes are curlier, like 3b, other times are more on the wave side (2c) so a cut on dry hair will result in an uneven and weird look :rolleyes:
When i cut them at home (in a blunt cut, my cousin helped me), i got it cut only wet and combed with a fine tooth comb.
Now i have some layers and i go to an hair salon 3 or 4 times a year.
MagicalMistery i think you can follow the Feye's trimming instructions working with wet and conditioner full hair (it should help to manage them).

jeanniet
March 3rd, 2015, 10:25 PM
My hair is cut curl by curl and it comes out perfectly, much better than just using Feye's. I have mine cut by a curly hair specialist, but CurlyCap's instructions are great and there's no reason you couldn't do it yourself. It looks to me like you have a nice, strong, uniform curl pattern, so I think it would turn out fine.

jackie_brown
March 4th, 2015, 05:12 AM
My hair is cut curl by curl and it comes out perfectly, much better than just using Feye's. I have mine cut by a curly hair specialist, but CurlyCap's instructions are great and there's no reason you couldn't do it yourself. It looks to me like you have a nice, strong, uniform curl pattern, so I think it would turn out fine.

Yes, i think that the right way to cut curlies depends on their texture and thickness.
Mine sometimes are wurly rather than curly, average to low thickness and i got layers so the "curl by curl" cut wouldn't work on my hair type :(

nitagurl
March 8th, 2015, 02:58 PM
I do a wash 'n go, let my hair completely air dry (so that my hair can shrink up to it's natural state) and then trim right thru the middle of the very last curl on each strand.

MINAKO
March 8th, 2015, 03:08 PM
I usually trim my hair when its straightened only, but in case it is not i apply tons of avocado (or any other oil on the thicker side) to my hair and comb it with a fine tooth comb, that does get it perfectly straight to cut an even hemline as well. Im just microtrimming these days, but it did work for big chops previously as well.

AlexDig
March 8th, 2015, 04:29 PM
I got 2 ways to do this:

1. I brush my hair straight when wet. Then I maje a low ponytail, twist the hair to one side all the way down to the ends, and then cut straight across. Then I let it all down and repeat again, twisting to the other side. I then so this again with a high ponytail because then I can get the layers in.

2. I let my hair dry and cut each curl like all the other ladies that have commented. With the clean ends I get from step 1, this step just finalizes the cut and let's me tailor the cut to what loks good at every length.

Kina
March 8th, 2015, 04:34 PM
(I don't know if you already found it, but I figured I'd post it anyway for anybody finding this.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I0M6nlwaSk

Her other videos on curly hair are very helpful too, I'd recommend subscribing :) (fellow curly here!)

I did this when I trimmed. Insanely easy and it worked. I have a u shaped hemline now :)