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How to Cut Layers in Your Own Hair

Layers, or sometimes called “quiffing”, is a great way to add shape and definition to your face. If you have naturally curly or wavy hair, layers can help to dramatically trim and shape your hair for a more attractive appearance.

There are two main layers of hair to cut:

The first layer is the scene layer, which is the layer just below the top part of your head. The scene layer is always darker than the top layer. Scene layers include:



oBalayage (blonde/brown spiced hair)

oLayers (longer than the first layer)

The second layer is the fringe layer and is below the top part of your head. The fringe layer includes:


oSoftness (ubs & skirts)

o heavier pieces

o sweeps


A third layer is the bang layer and is below the top part of your head. The bang layer includes:

o Thin bangs ( insist on short styles)

o Middle length bangs ( insist on medium styles)

o Long bangs ( insist on long styles)

Traditionally all African American women cut their own hair with scissors. Some stylists however prefer a different style. The more popular style today is a layered style. The layered style looks elegant and sophisticated. It is a perfect solution if you have curly hair.

How to cut layers

Step 1:umeric guide to cut

The front side of your head:

o head number one

o head number two

o tails

o eye brows


Replicate the first step but reduce the weight by removing the weights from the nails.

Step 2: Keratin dose and cut

Remove the Keratin from your hands or a rubber band will do. Comb the hair using your hand or a comb. Ensure you hold the hair between the index finger and thumb.

Place the hair between the index finger and thumb. The hair should Surpalayate to your hand or comb.

Step 3: Without the weight, cut the damp hair

Using a cut-throat razor, cut the damp hair first in the back and then in the front. Do not cut the hair behind your ear. The goal here is to open the intensive curl in front so that it can be exposed.

Step 4:OSHA1500 components

This is where the rubber band comes again. Depending on the thickness of your hair you will needqa bigger rubber band. I would recommend using more rubber bands than you do fingers because the hair needs to stretch unbroken.

The next step depends on the thickness of your hair. If your hair is you have thick and coarse, take a section of your hair one by one inch. The key is to take your time here. This is where you can utilize the extra help of your stylist. It will be helpful if you can schedule out times, fifteen minutes for each section of your hair to come out from under the hot comb.

If you find it convenient, design one-two inch sections of your hair. Move forward one section at a time and do the same step again, making sure that you go faster and harder until you finish off the entire head.

The best thing about doing this is that if you make a mess, you can get it fixed by your stylist. Restructuring is as easy as getting your hair back under the hot comb. It is also important to work with the kind of shampoo and conditioner you are using.

For thick or stubborn hair it is critical to carpet the comb so that it does not pick up hair. The obstructive comb picks up the hair and makes it worse. You can use thicker combs to pick up the comb’s rod. But if you are not handy with a comb I do not recommend it.

I hope I have convinced you about the importance of using a professional grade hair comb and correctly using it. Basic hair care is easy. And even if you resist using a professional comb, it is never wrong to use one. If you use a professional hair comb you will not get evidence of poor quality. You will also not get evidence that you did not treat your hair with care when you need to.