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How To: Self Trim (slight U shape) Part 2

I washed, deep conditioned, blow dried, flat ironed and trimmed my hair on the last day of 2011.

Products used:
GVP PM Tea Tree Shampoo
Nexxus Humectress
Roux 619 Extra Strength (pH Leave-in)
GVP PM The Conditioner (Moisturizing Leave-in)
Chi Silk Infusion (Heat Protectant and Serum)
Proclaim Spray On Glosser

I blow dried my hair in four sections on the low heat setting with a comb attachment.  Then using the comb chase method, I flat ironed on a heat setting half way between 300 and 370 (hopefully 335) degrees F.  When it was all said and done I was left with this:

It was finally time to get rid of those see through ends.

Below see how I trimmed my hair…

Step 1 – Create two pigtails while looking up at the ceiling:

Step 2 – Still looking up at the ceiling, pull the ponytail holders down to the ends (make sure they’re even with each other and that the hair is secure):

Step 3 – Making sure that both ends are even, cut the ends on both pigtails with sharp hair cutting shears (you don’t want split ends from dull scissors):

Once you make those cuts your hair will be in a wide V-shape (If you want a steep V-Shape look at the floor when making the pigtails in steps 1-3 … and straight ahead if you want something in between the two):

Step 4 – To make this V into a U, put your hair into a low ponytail and pull the ponytail holder down your ends:

Step 5 – Securely holding the hair in the ponytail holder, bring your hair around to the front to cut the longest hairs at the end:

After that you’re all done!

2010 trim vs 2011 trim:


I lost the title BSL, but I know I’ll be back there in no time.
Thanks for reading and Happy Hair Growing!

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8 thoughts on “How To: Self Trim (slight U shape) Part 2

  1. You're trim method seems really easy to do. I think when I get a new flat iron, and straighten my hair, I'll try it out. I'm in desperate need of a trim :/

  2. Great post!
    My hair is in need of a trim, think I will using this technique!
    I love how thick your hair looks post trim 🙂

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