How To Trim 4C Natural Hair At Home

So you want to learn how to trim 4C natural hair at home? It ain't easy. But I'm showing you how. Watch this tutorial.
How To Trim 4C Natural Hair At Home

When is the last time you trimmed your hair? If you have to think too hard, then it’s time to pull out the scissors and rid yourself of them dead ends. All of ’em sis. I know it may be hard to let go. But for optimal hair health and growth you need to trim split ends regularly. Trimming your own hair can be scary. Especially when you have 4C natural hair. Even more so if your hair is short. But I am going to show you how to trim your 4C natural hair at home like a pro. First, here are some tips to help you trim your own natural hair.

BLOW OUT YOUR HAIR

I highly suggest blowing out your hair to get a better view of the split ends. Especially if you have 4c hair. This will help you avoid cutting off too much healthy hair, and you’ll also get a more precise shape. I blow out my hair using the Rusk Speed Freak Blow Dryer . Be sure to apply a generous amount of heat protector to protect your curls so that they’ll revert back to your natural curl pattern. I love the Fantasia IC Heat Protectant Straightening Serum and Fantasia Heat Protectant Straightening Spray.

USE CLIPPERS AND SCISSORS

For my 4c hair, I find that I get a better shape trimming with clippers after going in with the scissors. Especially when tapering. I trim my hair with scissors to achieve the overall shape. Then go in with my  Andis T-Outliner to trim stray hairs and enhance the shape. Be sure to use hair cutting scissors or you’ll only cause more split ends.

TAKE YOUR TIME

This is probably the most important tip of all. It’s super easy to take off too much or “zeek” your hair when rushing. Take your time and trim in sections. Then go back and even everything out.

Now trimming your 4C natural hair at home ain’t easy. And you may feel like your arms are about to fall off. However, the end result is worth the hard work and your hair will flourish without the dead weight. So you want to learn how to trim 4C natural hair at home? Watch my Tapered Cut Trim, Reshape & Style Tutorial.

As a bonus I am also showing you how I style my 4C natural hair after trimming. For a more detailed look at how I styled my hair, watch my 3 Row Comb Wash n’ Go Tutorial. You can also see how I color my hair to cover the grays in this Tapered Cut, Color & Style Tutorial.

Are you now feeling confident enough to trim your 4C natural hair?

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    I just turn 61 years old and you have inspired me on so levels. Thanks for share who you are. I enjoy seeing your post.

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