Banding and Trimming Natural Hair

D and I recently took a trip to a local salon for trims. We have been using this stylist for 3 years and she is great, I never have to worry about her hacking off too much of D’s hair. She trims D’s hair while it’s dry, so I had her hair all banded in 8 ponytails, before our appointment.

Banded hair for Trimming

The purpose of banding before a trim is to stretch the hair out to its true length, to avoid cutting the hair too short. This can be done with a flat iron, but banding does not cause the heat damage that a flat iron can.

Trimming Natural Hair

Trimming Natural Hair

While we were there our stylist introduced us to a nail polish called “Crackle”. Now, I had not heard of this, maybe I am just out of the loop, lol, but I thought it was really cool. For those of you who haven’t seen or heard of it, Crackle comes in a variety of colors and is applied over another color, and creates a “crackle” effect allowing the first color to show through. Of course, Miss D, had to get her nails painted with this stuff! She chose a pink base with silver crackle for her toes and a purple base with silver crackle tips for her fingers:

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The tips on the fingers didn’t “crackle” much, probably because it was such a small amount on her already small fingers. Here is a closer look at the pink/silver crackle:

Crackle Nail Polish

We both enjoyed our girls day out! :)

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