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Vanilla
March 5th, 2015, 05:05 PM
My last cut was a big chop from hip to waist last March. I haven't trimmed since, and my ends were starting to be a bit grabby. I decided to bite the bullet and self-microtrim. I am so glad I did! I've been battling breakage and dryness, and I've tried everything from clarifying, to deep treatments, to LOC, to catnip, and nothing has been making a difference.

I only trimmed about 5 cm, and used Feye's straight across method on wet hair.

The remnants in the sink:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/isk8r813/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps1udknlrm.jpg
(http://smg.photobucket.com/user/isk8r813/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps1udknlrm.jpg.html)

And the final result (hair is still wet), but it's straight:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/isk8r813/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsbtatfwv6.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/isk8r813/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsbtatfwv6.jpg.html)

Elly May
March 5th, 2015, 05:58 PM
Great job--looks nice! I have wanted to try it but am too chicken. I am trying to make it until May for a trim as that will be a year since my last one. I am so afraid I will get it uneven and then it it will keep getting shorter and shorter...... Was it hard? (My hair is similar to yours but nearly as long. I am almost to waist.)

Vanilla
March 5th, 2015, 06:03 PM
Thank you! It was incredibly easy to trim with the straight across hemline.

I ponytailed my hair and slid the elastic down to the ends behind my back, then brought it over my shoulder, then trimmed. I redid the ponytail, slid the elastic down again, and brought it over my other shoulder and trimmed again.

You might have some trouble sliding the elastic down to your ends behind your back with the length you have currently. Give it a try though, it really wasn't hard.

Elly May
March 5th, 2015, 06:19 PM
Thanks for the tips! I enjoy seeing hair that is similar to mine--very inspiring!

Blessings!

Vanilla
March 5th, 2015, 06:23 PM
You are so welcome! Thank you for the blessings :)

TrapperCreekD
March 5th, 2015, 06:37 PM
Looks awesome! :applause

dellad
March 5th, 2015, 06:38 PM
Looking good, Vanilla!

Nadine <3
March 5th, 2015, 06:47 PM
Looks great! I self trim the same way and it is so easy. I couldn't believe I ever paid someone to do it :)

Vanilla
March 5th, 2015, 06:52 PM
Thanks everyone! I also have no idea why I ever paid anyone to trim my hair either.

Vanilla
March 5th, 2015, 06:57 PM
Here's a picture of it dry (it's still straight)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/isk8r813/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsme3ldych.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/isk8r813/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsme3ldych.jpg.html)

yahirwaO.o
March 6th, 2015, 12:14 AM
Here's a picture of it dry (it's still straight)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/isk8r813/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsme3ldych.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/isk8r813/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsme3ldych.jpg.html)

It looks good and neat!!!!! ...... I used to do the straight across in the past when my hair was longer and it was much more easier, but now that im between APL and Chest I never quite get it even and end up doing a wide U shape. ;)

lapushka
March 6th, 2015, 04:27 AM
You did a great job! Yay, and congrats on your first microtrim! :D

Vanilla
March 6th, 2015, 05:11 AM
Thanks so much!