How to Trim & Shape My Hair at Home

You might not be brave enough to change your style without the help of your trusted stylist, but you can handle a quick trim and shape-up between visits. After all, your stylist has already done all the hard work. The lines and the style are there, you just have to knock off the edges. Follow the lines exactly, and you'll end up with a fresh, new trim that didn't cost you a cent. Now, what to do with the money you saved?

1.Wet your hair down with a spray bottle. Hint: Put warm water in the bottle and you won't get the chill factor. Comb through your hair and determine the basic shape of your cut. Section it off and comb it out from your head in small sections. Look at the lines. Do they look like something you can follow? If it looks too intricate, don't do it. But if it looks pretty straightforward, go for it.

2.Comb your hair straight down, parting it in the middle. Cut around the bottom perimeter of your hair, removing about 1/2 inch -- any more than that is not considered a trim.

3.Separate your bangs -- if you have any -- from the rest of your hair and comb them toward the center of your nose. Take off 1/2 inch. Comb your bangs straight up, taking off another 1/2 inch to add layers.

4.Carve out a center strip of hair on top of your head measuring about 1-inch thick. Comb the strip straight up and trim the ends. Always follow the lines left by your stylist.

5.Continue the strip down the back center of the head, hold it out and trim it. Work your way around the head, one side at a time, lifting up 1/2-inch sections and trimming them. When you lift up each section, make sure you have a bit of the top strip in there and some hair that you cut from the previous section. Use that hair as a guide, to help you keep it all even.

Things You'll Need
1.Spray bottle
3.Sharp scissors -- ones for cutting hair, if possible

Tips & Tricks
If you can't set up mirrors so that you can see the back or can't hold your hands just right to make the cut, ask for a friend to help you. There's no sense in getting all cramped up if you have someone who can help.

If it's been more than eight weeks since your last salon visit, don't even think about taking those scissors to your hair. You won't be able to see the lines your stylist has created because hair grows out unevenly. It's best to leave it to the pros if you've waited too long.


              Hoe To Trim Ur Hair Extensions


Some women enjoy using hair extensions on a daily basis while others turn to them only when they're getting ready for an evening out. Either way, extensions can make you feel supersexy and add a bit of va-va-voom to your style, but you do need to take proper care of your extensions if you want them to last and stay looking lovely. Just like your natural hair, extensions can become damaged and start to look rough and worn. Trimming your hair extensions is simple and can help freshen up your long, add-in locks.

1.Place a piece of cardboard (a piece about 10 inches wide and 10 inches long should be large enough; you just need to ensure the cardboard is wide enough to hold your longest weft) onto a staircase ledge, window ledge or other hard surface with an edge. Be creative! Just make sure you have enough room on the cardboard hanging over the edge to attach the clips from your hair extensions. Sit a door stopper or other heavy item on top of the cardboard to keep it firmly in place.

2.Clip one of your hair extension wefts onto the free edge of the cardboard. The hair on the extension should hang down and flow freely, allowing you room to work. To keep from driving yourself crazy, you should have an area somewhere around you where you can keep two separate piles: the extensions you have trimmed and those you still have to do.

3.Run a comb down the length of the extensions to remove any knots or tangles. Once the hair is nice and smooth, run the comb through the hair again and hold it in place near the ends. You can stop higher up or lower down, depending on how much hair you want to trim off, but remember that it is always better to cut smaller amounts and have to cut more times than cut too much off all at once because, unfortunately, the hair on your extensions won't be growing back any time soon.

4.Place a pair of scissors at one edge at the bottom of the hair extension and start to make short, precise cuts across the hair, cutting just below the teeth of the comb. Professional hairstylist Ted Gibson states that cutting hair dry works best, as trimming the hair when it's dry prevents you from cutting hair too short since hair will shrink after cutting if you cut it wet. It's important you keep the comb in one position and not move it around because the comb is your guideline; if you keep moving it, your cuts are going to be way off. Continue cutting in this manner until you reach the other side. You may need to go over the ends and snip a few stray hairs here and there to ensure the cleanest cut.

5.Repeat this process on the rest of your hair extensions. As long as you take proper care of your extensions by washing and conditioning them and avoid using heat styling products on them too frequently, you should not have to trim your extensions again for a while. It is well worth the time so you can look hot and sexy, not frumpy with dead hair extensions hanging off your head. Work it!

Things You'll Need
1.Piece of cardboard
2.Door stopper

Tips & Tricks
If you want layers in your extensions or an otherwise more difficult cut, you may want to pay a visit to your hairdresser and have her cut your extensions for you. Extensions blend better in layered hair, but unless you want to look like a piece of abstract art, having someone cut your hair for you is probably ideal.

                Tips To Trim Curly Hair

Trim your ends to keep your curls looking healthy and neat, and your purse full of cash.

Curly hair can be difficult to cut and many stylists recently have only begun learning specifically how to do it. These stylists, however, can run your bill up quite a bit more than your neighborhood mall or nail salon’s chops. Trimming your end helps keep your curls looking healthy and neat, and your purse full of cash.

Trimming Basics

Trimming is the easiest way to freshen your look without drastically changing it. However, mastering the technique behind trimming curly hair is a professional talent!  Be sure you know what you’re doing before you cut, or else that big chop you planned for next year may happen today!
 1. Trim your curls while damp: Many stylists believe that cutting wet hair gives                                                                         you better control, but the trouble with cutting hair wet on curlies is that our hair has a tendency to shrink. Our wet locks are by no means the length of our dry ones. Often times, trimming hair while wet can result in over cutting. As a rule of thumb, the curlier your hair, the more it will shrink as it dries. Instead of cutting hair wet or dry, trim your tresses while they are damp. Make sure that you scrunch them to add the true texture to your locks. The slight wetness of your hair will help to give you more control, yet the slight dryness will help you to visualize the actual length and reduce shrinkage.

       What You’ll Need

  • Shears
  • Comb
  • Pins or clips
  • Thinning shears
  2. Try dusting instead of full-out trimming: Dusting is a technique that is                                                                                                   easy and fast. It allows you to      snip off your dead ends, and keep your current curly hair style. Start by detangling the hair with a comb. Twist the hair into several pieces around the head. The ends of the twists will show the dead ends that need to be trimmed. The dusting technique is executed best when the hair is dry or slightly damp. This allows you to see where the hair needs to be trimmed. If the hair is too wet, it isn’t as noticeable where to cut.
  1. Optional: Add texture! Adding texture to your hair is a great haircutting technique that removes hair and bulk without shortening the original length of the hair, thus helping you to maintain your current style. You can add texture to your curly hair with thinning shears. Be sure to never use a razor when adding texture as this can often create frizz and weakens the hair overall. Razor cuts on curly hair are best left to the professionals. Women with fine curls should never use a thinning shears, either. Thinning on fine hair will only create thinner hair, as you might imagine.

Avoid the Trim Altogether!

Taking care of curly hair doesn’t have to be a full time job. Simply following some basic tips to avoid hair breakage will keep your locks looking freshly cut, longer.

Final thoughts

Ultimately, trimming your hair will prevent frizz, split ends and an out-of-control look. Be sure that you determine what type of trim you are looking for, though, before you begin. Dusting and adding texture is easily done on your own, but for more drastic cuts, be sure to consult your stylist.


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