I cut my own hair, I dont do curl by curl cut, But I follow these 2 videos

Self-trimming my hair (Feye's method, U-cut) - YouTube

How to cut your own hair - YouTube

The 1st video is to do a u cut and the 2nd one to add layers.

recently,I did a modified version of the 1st video to get a V cut and added some layers. I have have long hair and I cut off about an inch I should say.

PS:sarah2002 I have exact same hair as you have described yours, 3a crown, 2c unerneath and 2a underlayer.
3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
Detangle:Suave
Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair
Gel:LA sports
Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse

Last edited by CurlyIndianGirl; 02-21-2013 at 03:11 PM.