3 Things You Need to Know Before Getting a Tapered Cut on Natural Hair

Hey Curlies,

We've went from crochet braids to faux locs and now to the ever famous tapered cut for natural hair.

It seems like everyone has jumped on this style trend whether their hair is straight or curly, but I've seen a big response from the natural hair community.

Some months ago I was speaking with a small business owner - who rocks a cute tapered cut - and she believes majority of women will ditch their long curly hair for the short cut. Now I don't know if I completely see that happening, but I do think a lot of women like the look.

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3 Things You Need to Know Before Getting a Tapered Cut on Natural Hair - ClassyCurlies

Thinking of getting yours chopped? Here are a few things to consider and a few inspirational photos to get you started:

1. Not everyone is a master at cutting curly hair, so make sure you find someone who knows what they are doing before they start.

2. Tapered cuts require a lot of maintenance, so make sure this is really what you want. You'll likely have to visit a stylist or barber every few weeks to keep it in shape - so make sure you have the time and the funds.

3. Your new cut will require just as much care as your previous style. You'll still have to wash it, deep condition it and apply product

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Here are some of my favorite Instagram tapered cut photos:

Finally got these Bantu Knots together ➰! 1️⃣Started on co-washed hair and applied Shea moisture restorative conditioner and olive oil to moisturize & seal 2️⃣Applied Xtreme Wetline gel to define my curls on the sides and in the back 3️⃣Bantu knotted top section (on wet hair) using Crowned Curlies Moisturerizer 4️⃣Left Bantu knots in for 24 hrs (I recommend AT LEAST 12hrs air dry time) Dry time is crucial for these, it takes longer because of how Bantus are wrapped 5️⃣Untwist Bantus like a bottle cap 6️⃣Slightly untwist Bantu at root until you find a natural separation appear, then separate. (Take your time!) Find as many as you can to separate the section before moving onto the next Bantu knot out 7️⃣Fluff roots w/ pick, blending natural curls w/ the Bantu Knotout at top Done! ✔️ Watch the tutorial, link is in my bio !
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