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  1. Hi there.
    Say you take 2 inches off in your first section. Can you then remove another 2 inches for sections 2 and 3? Will it not gaps in layers?
    Thanks
    Andrea

    1. Gabriella says:

      Hey, you can take as much or as little off the length of each section. But there’s no gaps in the layers because of the angle that you do the 2nd and 3rd cuts and the point cutting at the end softens it.

  2. Hi! I’ve always had thick, beautifully curly long hair. In my early 40s I noticed my hair lose its curl and volume. I thought it was hormonal. I came your website and tried your technique. I took about 3-4 inches off each section. My hair looks great! My curl is now back and I couldn’t be happier! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Gabriella says:

      Awww Julie, that’s so amazing to hear! And tbh, very common with my Curl Clinic clients and those who follow the Curl Maven Method. Delighted you’re getting such great results. Gabriella x

  3. Janette Aragon says:

    What hair products do you recommend for curly hair. Mine is frizzy.

    1. Gabriella says:

      That’s not an easy question to answer via a comment. I’ve got lots of articles to read if you just type “frizzy hair” or “curly hair” in the search bar on this website, or I’ve got cheat sheets you can download, or you can book a Curl Clinic if you want specific recommendations tailored to suit your hair. More info on the Shop or Curl Clinic page.

  4. I cut mine today and it turned out amazing! Thank you so much!

  5. I found this while googling best diy haircuts for curly hair. It looks great and is life to try it, but I’m just wondering if it would work for me as I have my hair in a French plait a lot of the time – would the layers mean I would have the shorter lengths escaping the plait? I have a bit of a problem with that already, especially when working outside if it’s windy.

    1. Gabriella says:

      Hey Anna, if you prefer wearing your hair in a french plait then I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it, unless you wanted to pull out some face-framing pieces. There are gonna be too many layers to create the shape, but isn’t necessarily going to be the best thing for a plait.

  6. I just randomly found this DIY instruction while searching the best wat to cut my own wavy/sort of curly hair. I LOVE IT! I cannot believe I was able to do this myself with your help! My curls looks so bad & they were weighed down by my length (and lack of attention). My hair looks so good! Thank you!

    1. Curl Maven says:

      That’s great to hear! I’m glad that the DIY instructions were helpful and that you were able to achieve the look you were going for. Cutting your own hair can be a bit daunting, but with the right guidance and techniques, it can definitely be done. It’s always satisfying to be able to take control of your own hair care and achieve the look you want. Keep up the good work and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or concerns!

  7. This cut is amazing! Brought so much life back to my hair! Thank you so much!

    1. Curl Maven says:

      I’m glad the cut worked well for you and brought life back to your hair.

  8. I followed your instructions to the letter today on my 3a hair. I did mine to 3 inches past my shoulder. It looks great!! I also have a lot of hair but the strands are fine. This gave my hair so much more life! Thank you!

    1. Curl Maven says:

      I’m thrilled that the instructions worked well for your 3a hair and that the end result is great.

  9. Avril Horan says:

    Amazing I tried this at home before an event and just took small amounts off the ends as it was my first time. I can’t get over how fabulous this looked and will definitely give it a go again – best haircut for curly or wavy hair – thank you so so much

    1. Curl Maven says:

      I’m glad that the instructions worked well for you, especially before an event!

  10. alexandra says:

    So amazing as always! I’ve a half of your density so i’m not sure if i could face frame or layer it a lot because i’m going to loose fullness at my ends. Definitely i could use some more shape at the back but i’ve to be careful to don’t cut to much…

    1. Curl Maven says:

      When it comes to hair density, it’s important to be mindful of how much you’re layering or face-framing in order to maintain fullness at the ends. Adding some shape to the back is a great idea, just be sure to proceed with caution and not overdo it. I’m glad to hear that it worked out for you, even with half the density.

  11. I’m speechless. My mouth is hanging open and all that’s coming out is: “WOW! She looks amazing!” A few months ago, I found your DIY haircut post (I loved your shoulder length hair cut so much that it made me brave enough to whip out the scissors) and it totally inspired me to cut my own hair. I loooooved the result (this is saying a lot, as I’ve spent $$$ getting my hair cut by “curly hair specialists”). And now this…oh my goodness. I am so doing this cut the next time I wash my hair. This video exceeds any and all expectations — it’s concise, easy to follow, and all around perfection. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! In these past few months, my hair has looked better than it ever has thanks to you and all of your excellent content. Erm…I think Kerrie is going to be jealous of your mad skills!

    1. Curl Maven says:

      Hearing that your hair has looked better than ever before is such a compliment! I’m thrilled that you found the video easy to follow and that it exceeded your expectations. Keep up the great work and feel free to reach out if you have any further hair care questions or concerns!