Black women tend to have thicker hair that needs to be trimmed more often. There are several methods that can be used to cut and style long hair. These methods will change slightly based on the texture of the hair.
- Find and cut split ends
Identify split ends, and cut them off. This is time consuming and requires good light to do properly.
- Trim individual twists
Individual strands can also be trimmed to create an even look. Use clips to section off the hair. Smaller twists and sections will be easier to cut and manage.
- Straighten the hair
Natural straight hair can also be trimmed once it is straightened. Use an iron or straightening tool to get the hair flat before trimming.
- Remove any hair clumps
If there are any knots or heavy curls after trimming, cut them out. This will make it easier to style the hair.
- Create volume and style
After the hair is cut, wash and blow dry the hair. As you blow dry, the hair will gain volume. Work small sections of the hair to create a feathered look.
- Use hair products
Placing argan oil on the tips of the hair or finishing with hairspray will help keep the style for long periods of time.