Tuesday, April 24, 2012

KCCC and My Very First Self-Trim!

I trimmed my hair! All by myself! And it was curly! lol so proud of myself. I didn't have any split ends that I could find but a fair amount of single strand knots. I didn't dare go through and cut each knot out so I took my hair small section by small section and cut about 1/2 to 1 inch off most sections. I know I cut off a good amount of perfectly fine ends as well but I can live with that. I had no idea what I was doing really so there was no shaping going on, just tried to remove as uniform an amount as possible. 

All the hair I trimmed off, not that much when u compare it to the size of a lipbalm lol

I trimmed my hair on 80% dry hair a day after wash day. I stretched each section of hair in my hand by smoothing it between my fingers, stopped just short of where I wanted to cut to maintain the tension and then SNIP lol. I didn't remove too much hair, as you can see from the picture above. The video below by the lovely Ms Naptural85 is a good guide for trimming natural hair, but I didn't bother with all that combing and brushing lol.

As I mentioned, I did my trim a day after wash day. I had done bantu knots over night to stretch my hair.

Moisturized Bantu Knots from wash day

After the Bantu Knot take down. I undid each twist, divided into smaller sections and trimmed piece by piece. I then spritzed the entire section, applied KCCC and flat-twisted for a hopefully fabulous twist-out the next day.

After trimming each section, I spritzed with my moisturizing spritz and applied Kinky Curly Curling Custard and flat twisted each section. I had used KCCC previously for wash and goes and wasn't really impressed with it as the shrinkage was crazy and the hold was atrocious. However, it did give great curl definition so I thought I would give it a shot as a style aid for a twist out.

The contents of my spritz

I used about 1/6 of the jar for this style

top section of my hair after spritzing and applying the KCCC

I then flexi-rodded the twists so I could get a twist and curl effect. 

The white stuff eventually goes away as the style dries

I gave this thing almost 24 hrs to dry and it didn't completely so the style turned out to be a flop. I think in the future if I do anything with flexirods, I need to sit under a dryer for a while or use less product. As a result, I ended up doing a single french braid in the back and a pompadour in the front.

I think if I had done just the regular twists, the twistout would have been great so I may try this again with the KCCC, without the flexirods.


  1. my! my! hair looks great but i know it hard work my daughter is natural but i am relaxed i dont have the heart to go natural again. The products u use are not readily available where i live and i really want to grow my daughter's natural hair and make it soft any advice? These are the products i have garnier fructis cream conditioners, i dont use shampoos,orangic root stimulator replenishing conditioner,kuza coconut cream deep conditioner, organic root stimulator daily moisturizing lotion and lots of natural oils like coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, castor oil, shea butter, almond oil, castor oil, rosemary, lavender, peppermint and eucalptus. i love natural oils cos i use it for my hair too. so please how can u help with my daughter hair thank u she is just 6years of age

    1. Hi!! Thanks for reading my blog and taking the time to post. It does take some work when you are figuring things out but once you find a routine that works it is pretty manageable. Personally I don't think it matters what specific products you use. Sounds like you have some great products already! Are you on facebook? if you are please add me (https://www.facebook.com/mznappy.trini) and message me more about your daughter's hair. I would love to help if I can. Be blessed!