BC: Professional cut or Self cut

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!
Last relaxer - July 07
BC - 8/2/08
4B headband-holic
Products in rotation (too many!):
Shampoo - Giovanni Smooth as Silk, Giovanni Tea Tree
Condish - Giovanni Smooth as Silk, Trader Joe Nourish Spa
Leave in - Sheamoisture Curl Milk, KCNT, Giovanni Direct
Deep Treatment - Apoghee Two Step Protein Treatment, Giovanni Nutrafix
Moisturizers - Carefree Curl Gold Spray
Stylers - Sheamoisture Curl Smoothie
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.
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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Rinse out- Natures gate hemp, GSAS
Leave in- GDLI, Beautiful Curls Curl Activating Leave in
DT- Still working on that
Styler- Ecostyler Crystal, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme
Sealer- castor, Shea butter,jojoba oil

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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.
Originally Posted by va_candi
Oh my! Sounds like me! Did you go to a "natural" hair stylist?
Last relaxer - July 07
BC - 8/2/08
4B headband-holic
Products in rotation (too many!):
Shampoo - Giovanni Smooth as Silk, Giovanni Tea Tree
Condish - Giovanni Smooth as Silk, Trader Joe Nourish Spa
Leave in - Sheamoisture Curl Milk, KCNT, Giovanni Direct
Deep Treatment - Apoghee Two Step Protein Treatment, Giovanni Nutrafix
Moisturizers - Carefree Curl Gold Spray
Stylers - Sheamoisture Curl Smoothie
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!
Originally Posted by Mo_Gemini22
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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Last relaxer Dec. 07;
Transitioned Feb. 08-July 08, BC in July 08.

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I am no longer wearing my loose natural hair.
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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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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.
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.
Originally Posted by va_candi
Oh my! Sounds like me! Did you go to a "natural" hair stylist?
Originally Posted by Mo_Gemini22
My stylist does natural and relaxed clients, with an emphasis on hair care for both. She's natural herself.
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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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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Last edited by cysyca; 07-26-2008 at 11:05 AM.
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!
Dare to be......remarkable!!!
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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.
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.
Last relaxer - July 07
BC - 8/2/08
4B headband-holic
Products in rotation (too many!):
Shampoo - Giovanni Smooth as Silk, Giovanni Tea Tree
Condish - Giovanni Smooth as Silk, Trader Joe Nourish Spa
Leave in - Sheamoisture Curl Milk, KCNT, Giovanni Direct
Deep Treatment - Apoghee Two Step Protein Treatment, Giovanni Nutrafix
Moisturizers - Carefree Curl Gold Spray
Stylers - Sheamoisture Curl Smoothie
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!!
Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
BC: July 21, 2008
Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

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"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
Clark,

Please let us know how your bc went and don't forget the pics. Wow, you must be excited!
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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.
Last relaxer - July 07
BC - 8/2/08
4B headband-holic
Products in rotation (too many!):
Shampoo - Giovanni Smooth as Silk, Giovanni Tea Tree
Condish - Giovanni Smooth as Silk, Trader Joe Nourish Spa
Leave in - Sheamoisture Curl Milk, KCNT, Giovanni Direct
Deep Treatment - Apoghee Two Step Protein Treatment, Giovanni Nutrafix
Moisturizers - Carefree Curl Gold Spray
Stylers - Sheamoisture Curl Smoothie
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.
Originally Posted by Mo_Gemini22
Congrats on your BC, Mo!!
Currently:Alaffia Shea & Coconut Enriching Shampoo, Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea Enriching Hair Lotion, Qhemet Amla Olive Heavy Cream, Qhemet Honeybush Tea Gel.

Last Texturizer: March 12, 2008
BC: July 21, 2008
Hair: Coarse, low porosity, iii.

Certified Denirophile

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different outcome". ~ Albert Einstein
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.
Originally Posted by Mo_Gemini22
Congrats on your BC, Mo!!
Originally Posted by OnyxCabelo
Thanks! I am getting used to the cut.
Last relaxer - July 07
BC - 8/2/08
4B headband-holic
Products in rotation (too many!):
Shampoo - Giovanni Smooth as Silk, Giovanni Tea Tree
Condish - Giovanni Smooth as Silk, Trader Joe Nourish Spa
Leave in - Sheamoisture Curl Milk, KCNT, Giovanni Direct
Deep Treatment - Apoghee Two Step Protein Treatment, Giovanni Nutrafix
Moisturizers - Carefree Curl Gold Spray
Stylers - Sheamoisture Curl Smoothie
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?

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.
Originally Posted by Mo_Gemini22
Congrats on your BC, Mo!!
Originally Posted by OnyxCabelo
Thanks! I am getting used to the cut.
Originally Posted by Mo_Gemini22
Dare to be......remarkable!!!

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