Natural Hair Straightened and Trimmed

natural hair flat ironed

A lot of people ask questions regarding how to trim natural hair, so I wanted to share our hair trimming stories. D got her hair trimmed back in the summer we used a stylist we’d been using for years, she had me band D’s hair the night before and then she would trim it dry and stretched. Our stylist moved away, so we had to find a new one for the most recent trim she got back in November. This stylist straightened her hair with a flat iron…I was a little nervous, she hadn’t had her hair straightened in over a year, but at the same time I was anxious to see it straightened. The night before I moisturized her hair with our Belle Butters and Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Hair Treatment and banded it.


banding natural hair before straightening


Here are some more shots of her hair after it was straightened and trimmed:

Flat ironed natural hair

She wore her hair this way for a couple of days and we had a little fun with it. D has been wanting some colorful hair for a while now so I clipped in some colored extensions both days.

straightened natural hair

colored hair extensions

straightened and trimmed natural hair care

What method have you used when trimming naturally curly hair?


  1. Becca says:

    I love the coloured extensions!! Her hair is so long, beautiful!!!

  2. Wow Brooke she looks like a BIG GIRL!!! Awwww!! But its cool to see her length, once in awhile :)

  3. Katherine G says:

    Her hair is beautiful!!

  4. Brooke says:

    Thank you all. Yes, it did make her look older.

  5. Lynn says:

    Looks very healthy. Good job!

  6. Opal Stevens says:

    Awww, she is adorable! Her hair is gorgeous.

  7. Aisha says:

    You’re doing a great job with her hair. It always looks good!

  8. Precious Curls says:

    Her hair is gorgeous!

  9. goldilocksnme says:

    It’s all long and stuff! She’s so purdy and I like her little color extensions :)

  10. Melody says:

    Aww…she looks so pretty. Beautiful hair! :)

  11. I love the colors in D’s hair–very cute!

  12. What beautiful hair!!! U do a great job with it!!!!


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