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Old 07-14-2008, 05:18 AM   #1
 
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I think I am ready to cut off my relaxed ends. It has been a year!

How many of you have did your own bc and how many of you went to a stylist?

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Old 07-14-2008, 11:09 AM   #2
 
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I went to a stylist. I can't cut a straight line on paper, so there was no way I was taking shears to my hair. I completely admire people who have the guts to cut their own hair.
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I did my own then allowed it to dry after i co washed to see if i needed to take any more off.
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I went to a stylist. I can't cut a straight line on paper, so there was no way I was taking shears to my hair. I completely admire people who have the guts to cut their own hair.
Oh my! Sounds like me! Did you go to a "natural" hair stylist?
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I think I am ready to cut off my relaxed ends. It has been a year!

How many of you have did your own bc and how many of you went to a stylist?

Thanks!
Hey Mo_Gem,

I BC'd my own hair last Saturday and I did my sisters. I was nervous beforehand. I called several stylist in town and they were too expensive, just for a haircut. And not to mention, I never seen their work. I decided I had nothing to lose. I rather do myself than to trust someone.

My sister and I took down our braids. We co-washed our hair and the two textures were very obvious. It was just too easy. I purchased shears from Sally's and cut away. We ordered Qhemet Biologics. We love it.

I contacted "webjockey" here on NC and she cut hers five years ago and lives in my city. There aren't a lot of places to go for natural hair. She advised me to go for it and I did it. I am glad I did, it was so liberating

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Old 07-21-2008, 09:11 AM   #6
 
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I had mine done by a natural hair stylist. I think she charged me something like $15, which I thought was reasonable (downright cheap by Atlanta standards, LOL). There was no way I would've been able to do it myself; I'm styling-challenged.

BTW, as soon as I got home from the salon, I cowashed and twisted my hair...I didn't like the stuff the stylist had used. It made my hair feel sorta greasy.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:19 AM   #7
 
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I went to a barber shop and had mine done. It only cost me $15. Quick and easy...because I don't trust myself to cut my own hair.
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I went to a stylist. I can't cut a straight line on paper, so there was no way I was taking shears to my hair. I completely admire people who have the guts to cut their own hair.
Oh my! Sounds like me! Did you go to a "natural" hair stylist?
My stylist does natural and relaxed clients, with an emphasis on hair care for both. She's natural herself.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:27 AM   #9
 
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I agree with you and I know when the time comes, I'll have to go to a barber shop because it will be difficult for me to cut off about 12 inches of relaxed hair.

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I did mine by myself. Well actually my husband did it. I purchased some shears from Sally's and cut it all off.
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Old 07-26-2008, 11:03 AM   #11
 
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My husband would love to cut my hair and he prefers shorter styles anyway. I'm really going to try my best to wait until April 09 (it's hard espeically since discovering this website) but I'm really tempted to just go for it. How long did you wait to cut your hair and how many inches of natural hair did you have left? Thank you.
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Old 07-26-2008, 12:41 PM   #12
 
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I bc in the next few weeks. I already have my appt. set at the salon. I admire anybody who can cut their own hair. I'm just not one of them!
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:19 PM   #13
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You'll save money if you do it yourself but you might cut off more than just the relaxed ends. A stylist can cut it evenly and give you a good shape.
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:33 AM   #14
 
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I have an appointment next Saturday......YIKES! The salon I am going to does both relaxed and natural hair.

I did call a lady who delt only with natural hair but she seemed rude. Just wasn't getting good vibes from her through the phone.
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I did my own BC. If I had it to do again, I probably would still do it myself. It was difficult to see in the back(for obvious reasons, LOL), but I still enjoyed having the control of cutting what I wanted to cut. Unfortunately, it seems some places can be too scissor happy. I'm certainly not saying this to discourage you from going to a salon. If you can find a place you trust it will make the experience a lot easier and quicker for you. Good luck!!
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Clark,

Please let us know how your bc went and don't forget the pics. Wow, you must be excited!
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:45 AM   #17
 
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Default I think she cut too much

I posted my bc pics in the 4B thread.

The lady cut my hair dry. I think that's how she cut off too much.
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I posted my bc pics in the 4B thread.

The lady cut my hair dry. I think that's how she cut off too much.
Congrats on your BC, Mo!!
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I posted my bc pics in the 4B thread.

The lady cut my hair dry. I think that's how she cut off too much.
Congrats on your BC, Mo!!
Thanks! I am getting used to the cut.
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Where are your bc pics? I can't find them anywhere. I'm glad I clicked on your webpage. You sell Arbonne? I LOVE ARBONNE!!! My best friend stopped selling it and switched over to Mary Kay. I even stopped using it and switched over to Aubrey skincare. That left my face a wreck!!! I'm back to Arbonne. Can you please send me a catalog?

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The lady cut my hair dry. I think that's how she cut off too much.
Congrats on your BC, Mo!!
Thanks! I am getting used to the cut.
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