Long Hair Care Forum
Home Rules Feature Of The Month !! SUBSCRIBE !! Reviews iSpy Blogs Groups Contact Us

Go Back   Long Hair Care Forum > Long Hair Care Forum's Discussion Boards > Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-16-2011, 04:55 PM
itismehmmkay itismehmmkay is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: third coast
Posts: 12,757
Blog Entries: 144
Thanks: 4,112
Thanked 6,350 Times in 2,291 Posts
Mentioned: 276 Post(s)
Tagged: 99 Thread(s)
Default Who all self-trims?

I'm thinking about doing this, but I hear that the wrong trimming/shears can damage your hair? Is this true? What do yall do?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-16-2011, 04:59 PM
MarieB's Avatar
MarieB MarieB is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,404
Thanks: 2,796
Thanked 1,000 Times in 339 Posts
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 30 Thread(s)
Default Re: Who all self-trims?

Although I'm the first to answer, I'm sure you'll get lots of replies. I sell-trim and S&D split ends periodically. And yes, make sure you get decent scissors; don't use the scissors you use for cutting wrapping paper and what-not. I would advise you to invest in a good pair from a beauty supply store.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-16-2011, 05:37 PM
LaFemmeNaturelle's Avatar
LaFemmeNaturelle LaFemmeNaturelle is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: On my comp duh
Posts: 3,941
Blog Entries: 8
Thanks: 7,495
Thanked 3,846 Times in 1,178 Posts
Mentioned: 287 Post(s)
Tagged: 146 Thread(s)
Default Re: Who all self-trims?

I've only trimmed three times but the shears I use have not harmed my hair. I got them from Sallys but they were less than 10 dollars. I heard you should buy expensive ones but until my hair starts to suffer, I won't be spending alot of money on some scissors.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-16-2011, 05:44 PM
Napp's Avatar
Napp Napp is offline
BKT is right for me
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Makin serial and intelegence posts
Posts: 4,109
Blog Entries: 5
Thanks: 4,844
Thanked 6,511 Times in 1,881 Posts
Mentioned: 904 Post(s)
Tagged: 60 Thread(s)
Default Re: Who all self-trims?

i bought special hair cutting scissors and only use them on my hair. so far so good. my only issue is cutting in a straight line. i plan on getting a crea clip to help with that.
__________________

Happily BKT'D
Fotki
Blog
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Napp For This Useful Post:
blackpearl81 (03-17-2011), naturalTAN (03-16-2011), rririla (03-17-2011)
  #5  
Old 03-16-2011, 05:44 PM
GoodMernin GoodMernin is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: GA
Posts: 717
Thanks: 443
Thanked 1,976 Times in 390 Posts
Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 4 Thread(s)
Default Re: Who all self-trims?

I self dust every fourth flat iron session and it has kept my ends in shape.

I bought some hot pink handled hair trimming shears from Walmart and they are up in my cabinet hiding from hubby and the kids.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-16-2011, 05:48 PM
Geminigirl Geminigirl is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 5,759
Blog Entries: 41
Thanks: 2,053
Thanked 3,314 Times in 924 Posts
Mentioned: 137 Post(s)
Tagged: 42 Thread(s)
Default Re: Who all self-trims?

I got mines from Wal Mart and I notice when I trim my hair splits. I want some better quality shears.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-16-2011, 11:57 PM
Jas123's Avatar
Jas123 Jas123 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Having An A-1 Day!
Posts: 5,050
Thanks: 7,479
Thanked 5,817 Times in 1,505 Posts
Mentioned: 149 Post(s)
Tagged: 9 Thread(s)
Default Re: Who all self-trims?

i'm a self trimmer.. i bought a pair of dedicated hair trimmers from cvs... they're actually made for trimming hair... i sharpen them every once in a while w/my knife sharpener
__________________

No!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-17-2011, 12:15 AM
curlyninjagirl curlyninjagirl is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 699
Blog Entries: 5
Thanks: 515
Thanked 1,215 Times in 287 Posts
Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 13 Thread(s)
Default Re: Who all self-trims?

I trim my own hair with the jilbere brand I got from sally's. I spent 18 dollars on them. I trim (1/4 to 3/8 inch) 2 times a year and I can't really tell you if these are any good or not. After the trims, my hair feels better, but I do wonder if I should upgrade to the higher quality scissors.

I'll have to do some research though. It's gonna take some convincing to get me to part with 50-70 bucks for some dang scissors.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-17-2011, 12:33 AM
Iluvsmuhgrass's Avatar
Iluvsmuhgrass Iluvsmuhgrass is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: East Coast
Posts: 5,747
Blog Entries: 16
Thanks: 8,659
Thanked 3,703 Times in 1,375 Posts
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 54 Thread(s)
Default Re: Who all self-trims?

I started trimming my own hair since I've gone natural. I have shears and they're good but they're not high quality. I can't justify spending fifty bucks or so on something I'll use maybe 3-4x a year right now.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-17-2011, 02:35 AM
krissyprissy's Avatar
krissyprissy krissyprissy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Ft. Lee Virginia
Posts: 1,698
Thanks: 135
Thanked 432 Times in 164 Posts
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 7 Thread(s)
Default Re: Who all self-trims?

I use quality shears from Sally's that was purchased on sale for $34 and they cut like butter. I have used cheap shears in the past and it seemed like my trims didn't hold up as long as they do now with the better pair. Tip: Do not cut anything else but your hair with them or risk dulling the shears.
__________________
All Natural after 15 Months Transitioning
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-17-2011, 10:18 AM
NikStarrr NikStarrr is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Somewhere tropical...
Posts: 2,945
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks: 1,489
Thanked 5,719 Times in 962 Posts
Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Tagged: 6 Thread(s)
Default

I bought my hair trimming scissors from like CVS for about 10 bucks. They've done me good.


Sent from my iPhone using LHCF
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-17-2011, 11:18 AM
WaistLengthDreams's Avatar
WaistLengthDreams WaistLengthDreams is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,164
Thanks: 555
Thanked 569 Times in 221 Posts
Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 10 Thread(s)
Default Re: Who all self-trims?

Dull scissors will give you split ends. But I don't think you have to buy extra expensive scissors. Any hair scissors you find at Sallys or your local BSS will do. Just don't use them for anything but your hair. HTH
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to WaistLengthDreams For This Useful Post:
Napp (03-17-2011), nappystorm (03-17-2011)
  #13  
Old 03-17-2011, 03:01 PM
blackpearl81 blackpearl81 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 335
Blog Entries: 2
Thanks: 196
Thanked 247 Times in 51 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 9 Thread(s)
Default Re: Who all self-trims?

I self trim and use shears that costed about $10 at Sally's, but I do plan to buy higher quality shears soon since they seem to work better....and also DO NOT USE your shears on anything besides your hair...they will get damaged, which will lead to a less than perfect trim
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



» Advertisment

» Advertisment

» Advertisment

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright © 2002-2011, Long Hair Care Forum™, LLC.
Site Maintenance Nikos Dimopoulos - www.niden.net