Trimming natural hair is simple.
When to do it: on wash day.
What type of scissors to use: use very sharp scissors not blunt ones to create a clean cut. If you use blunt scissors you will encourage the development of split ends.
How to do it:
But will my hair be even?
It will be even enough. Natural hair is not like relaxed hair in that it doesn't line up on your back so each strand does not need to be exactly the same length. Trying to comb your hair into an afro and then trimming your hair that way will likely result in more hair being chopped off and less length retention over time.
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By Heather Katsonga-Woodward
I was a natural hair blogger and mixtress living between London & Chicago from 2012 to 2017. I always thought I was 4C but some say 4B; images below - you decide! Heather xx