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Has anyone tried the "twist & snip" on their fringe?

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phoenix Fri 29-May-20 13:55:14

Hello all, usual good wishes.

Well, I now have a sort of "helmet" hairstyle (if you can call it a "style") instead of my usual short, pixie type cut.

I can live with it.

But I now have a very long fringe confused

The upside is that it conceals the fact that my eyebrows look like 2 caterpillars on heat.

The downside is that I can actually see it, and I don't mean just in the mirror!

I read somewhere that the way to avoid a wonky fringe is to grab the hair in the area, twist and twist and keep twisting, until you have just a small amount of hair left beneath your fingers, then snip that bit off. (I hope this is making sense!)

So, has anyone tried it, did it work, and would you recommend it?

Thank you!

Ilovecheese Fri 29-May-20 13:59:26

I have tried putting a bag clip on my fringe at the length I would like it to be, then snipping upwards, not across, towards the clip. Snip snip snip until no more fringe below the clip. The result has been o.k. as long as I have remembered not to snip across, always up. And only on dry hair, never wet.
Read this in the paper.

lemongrove Fri 29-May-20 14:00:00

I usually trim my fringe by lifting it between the first two fingers so that the hair sticks up above fingers in a line, decide how much to take off then cut across, after that I cut down into the fringe, it gives a better result.I don’t twist the hair at all, neither does my hairdresser when she trims it.

phoenix Fri 29-May-20 14:02:41

No, my hairdresser doesn't either, lemongrove but she knows what she's doing!

phoenix Fri 29-May-20 14:04:01

Sorry, ilovecheese not really getting that? Perhaps post a pic?

lemongrove Fri 29-May-20 14:06:09

I have been doing this method for about 30 years Phoenix
So even if I do say it as shouldn’t 😄I am an expert by now.

Grannybags Fri 29-May-20 14:10:40

I have very short pixie type hair and have been twisting and snipping all over.

The results have been quite good I have to say!

I did have to get my husband to do the back which was a very scary experience but again, not too bad!

Riverwalk Fri 29-May-20 14:13:07

phoenix I think cheese's technique with the bag clip is the same as the two-finger technique, so to speak hmm . Or something like that!

Doodle Fri 29-May-20 14:15:55

phoenix I think what ilovecheese is doing is something like what I do. Following hairdressers advice I put a clip on my hair or use a Velcro roller or hairbrush to roll the fringe so that only the very ends are curving ofF the brush or out from the ends of the clip and instead of cutting across the fringe, using a pair of small very sharp scissors you cut up to the clip or brush from the bottom so that you are only snipping a few bits of hair in any one snip. This is to stop it looking like a pudding basin cut when you’ve finished. If I can find a picture I’ll be back. Also his tip for me was only cut the hair between the centre of the eyes and not too far to the temples..
Hope it goes ok.
P.s I have a large brown bag if you would like to borrow it 😊

shysal Fri 29-May-20 14:18:10

That should work, Phoenix. If you think about it, the outer part of the fringe would come out a bit longer, which is how a fringe should be.

I cut 2 inches off my hair the other day. I tried a suggestion seen on GN to gather all hair into a high pony tail and then cut off the end of the tail, to give layers. Well, mine wasn't long enough to make any difference. It was layered and just past my shoulders. I therefore then sectioned it and hacked a couple of inches off each layer. Being wavy, thick and bushy the unevenness doesn't show and I am happy with it. DD can put it right when we are able to be in close contact again (she trained as a hairdresser). It is lovely to feel the air around my neck again.

Good luck Phoenix.

Lucca Fri 29-May-20 14:22:12

I did the twist and snip and it worked quite well !

Auntieflo Fri 29-May-20 14:30:08

Anyone used their pinking shears?✂️

midnightschild Fri 29-May-20 14:51:16

Did the ‘twist and snip‘ this morning for the second time in lockdown. Works well but, as others have said, now reveals how desperately my eyebrows need work!

Lucca Fri 29-May-20 14:53:29

Never mind fringes......it’s my hercule poirot facial furniture I’m fighting with every day.

Doodle Fri 29-May-20 14:54:36

No auntieflo but I have thought of it 😀. Inspired by phoenix I have just ordered a pair of thinning scissors to have a go at cutting my hair. Mine is in two layers with a fringe. The longer layer is fine, that can just keep growing but the shorter layer which is just past the bottom of my ears is getting wider and wider as it grows. I am going to try and thin it out a bit. Well I figure with being in total lockdown and not being allowed out at all, it won’t matter so much if it goes wrong. 😊

Riverwalk Fri 29-May-20 14:55:00

My fringe is now so long that it covers the un-waxed eyebrows and visible nasal hair - what's not to like? smile

Puzzler61 Fri 29-May-20 15:17:48

My friend did it, but her results were bad. 😲
I understood why when she admitted she lost her prescription specs at the beginning of lockdown and due to age related macular degeneration she has very poor eyesight. She says it doesn’t matter as no one is seeing her for a while.

Puzzler61 Fri 29-May-20 15:18:56

Auntieflo pinking shears are good, just the same as hairdressers’ thinning scissors. 🙂

Ilovecheese Fri 29-May-20 15:20:21

Yes, my method is similar to* lemongrove*'s. the bag clip instead of fingers, less likely to snip my fingers!

phoenix Fri 29-May-20 15:41:18

A post by a friend on Facebook the other reminded me of a little party trick I had when I had very long, red hair.

Bend forward, brush hair over face.

While still bending, put on sunglasses.

Straighten up, and voila!

Either a member of ZZ Top, or Cousin IT from The Munsters! (Or was it The Addams Family?)

DiscoGran Fri 29-May-20 17:25:19

I've had a go at the ends of my bob. Wish I had read this thread earlier..........😕 Just call me Wonkygran.

seacliff Fri 29-May-20 17:56:16

I do it quite often. Comb it out well and clip the rest of your hair, back, top and sides, well away from scissors.

Then pull fringe part to middle of your face, but just above nose,not pulled out higher. Then twist and I just cut it across. It makes a curved fringe. You could cut up into it a bit to make it feathery. I do mine wet as my hair is very wavy dry. But of course be very careful and cut just a little off. This video shows what I'm saying (about half way through). www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jGJjLdZp8w

seacliff Fri 29-May-20 17:59:58

Doodle do you have your thinning scissors yet please? I am after some, and finding it hard to get some good ones, as lots are out of stock. !! Just looking for recommendations. I don't have pinking shears or might try them!

Luckygirl Fri 29-May-20 18:36:17

I hold my fringe between two fingers above my head and slide the fingers upwards till just a wee bit of hair shows above the fingers and I snip into that. I then grab my thinning scissors and snip gently and randomly onto the whole fringe to keep it from being too heavy.

Seems to work for me as long as I keep my glasses on while I am doing it!

Annie26 Fri 29-May-20 18:54:56

Seacliff I ordered some thinning scissors on Amazon. Most of them had the same expected delivery dates. Think it was 27th June to 6th July however mine arrived on Tuesday. Have used them on the sides and ok but haven't been brave enough to attempt to do the back yet!