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How to Trim Your Curls without Losing Your Mind

Alright, my favorite college curlies, let’s talk about something crucial: trimming those beautiful locks of yours. We know, we know, it sounds intimidating. But fear not! With a little know-how and some handy tips, you can totally master the art of trimming your curly, coily, kinky hair without breaking a sweat (or a strand).

1. Gather Your Gear: First things first, let’s assemble our tools. You'll need:

2. Clean Slate: Start with clean, detangled hair. Hit the shower, wash with your favorite shampoo and conditioner, and gently detangle those curls with your wide-tooth comb or brush.

3. Divide and Conquer: Time to section off your mane. Use those clips or ties to divide your hair into manageable chunks. Trust us, this makes everything easier.

4. Moisturize and Stretch: Highly textured hair loves moisture, so spritz it with some water or leave-in conditioner. And if you want to make your trimming job even simpler, try stretching your hair a bit with braids or bands. It'll give you more control and accuracy.

5. Snip, Snip: Alright, here comes the fun part—snipping away! Take it slow, start with small sections, and remember, less is more. Take your time and aim for those split ends and any uneven bits.

6. Check Your Work: As you go, keep checking for evenness. Use a fine-tooth comb to comb through each section and make sure everything’s looking smooth and balanced.

7. Shape it Up: Once you've got the length you want, it’s time to shape and style. Embrace your curls and play around with different looks—twist-outs, bantu knots, you name it!

8. Final Touches: Step back and admire your handiwork. Check your hair from all angles, make any final tweaks, and don’t forget to give it a little extra moisture love.

9. Maintenance Mode: Keep up the good work by trimming your hair every couple of months to keep those ends in check. And don’t skimp on the moisturizer—your curls will thank you.

10. You Got This!: There you have it, college curlies! Trimming your highly textured hair doesn’t have to be a nightmare. With these simple steps and a little practice, you’ll be a pro in no time. So go ahead, embrace those gorgeous curls of yours and rock that trim like the confident curly collegiate you are!

And for all our visual learners out there, not to worry. Check out this great teaching video from of our favorite curlies, Naptural85:

Now, who’s ready to slay those split ends and show off some fabulous curls? Not ready to take the plunge, check out our upcoming events to schedule a trim with our professionals (book now).

See below for links to our favorite products and other helpful trimming tips:


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