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How to trim very curly, kinky hair at home.

Let me preface this post.  I am NOT a hairstylist.  Just a Mom who has a child with beautiful curls and has found a system that works for us.  That is all.  I just hope this system might help another Mom or Dad struggling with care of a curly child and the desire to keep their child’s hair natural.  Trimming plays a very important roll in healthy hair, so here is my system for trimming.

Thank you, Renae [sdmom22]

I trim my daughter’s hair about every 8 weeks. Usually about 1 1/2 to 2 inches at a time. This trim was more like 2 1/2 inches, but that’s because it’s summer and because PJ wanted it a little shorter.  We started the process on Saturday evening, but ended up trimming the following morning.  From beginning to end, you’re looking at 2 1/2 to 3 hours, max.

Anyway, here’s our routine.  Hope you find these step by step instructions useful. Keeping curly hair trimmed and healthy will not only look nicer, but be easier to manage. Plus, it will grow faster. Trust me.