After much research and finally gaining the courage, I decided to do it! Since her hair was already styled in mini two-strand twists I thought this was the perfect time to trim. I first became familiar with this technique via Baby Big Hair (Trimming BBH, Well...Her Hair). Since we are currently in a Protective Style Challenge, I decided to go for it because after removing the mini-twists I will be giving BGS a deep condition treatment.
- Goody 'Ouchless' Ponytail Holders
- 5 1/2 inch Cutting Shears ($2.99 from Beauty Supply Store)
- I applied a generous amount of coconut oil throughout the hair.
- Sectioned off the hair evenly.
- I examined each twist and figured out how much to trim (starting from the back). I did this by sliding my finger down the twist to feel for rough areas. I also looked for thinning.
- I snipped right above my thumb at an angle.
- After trimming a twist (Yes I did it one by one, it was my first time, lol!) I clipped the twist to the side until I finished all twists in that section and then secured section with ponytail holder.
- Repeated until completed.
Here are some other helpful links:
KandyLandKurls (When To Trim My Child's Hair?)
Precious Curls (How To Trim Your Own Natural Hair)
Girly and Curly (The Day Someone Attempted a "Brittney Spears" on Des... (Good Read)
For you viewing pleasure: YouTube Video Demonstrations:ShidaNatural - Trimming Natural Kinky/Curly/Coily Hair while in Twists
AfriknaHairGod- My Trimming Method For Natural Hair