Trimming With Creation Magic Hair Cutting Clip

I finally got around to using the Creation Magic Hair Cutting Clip last week. If you’re familiar with the CreaClip, these cutting clips have the same design… they’re basically CreaClip minus the $29.99 price tag and name brand stamp.

 

Ideally, I would have used the larger white clip to cut my hair into a nice, soft U-shape – which is my preferred cut – but it was too difficult to maneuver the white clip down to the length of my hair. The little teeth on the insides of the clip also kept combing/snagging on my hair as I tried moving the clip down. After 5 minutes of struggling with the white clip, I abandoned it and grabbed the shorter blue clip.

 

To use the shorter clip, I gently combed my hair back into a ponytail and used a second hair band to secure my hair and prevent it from shifting around. Instead of sliding the blue clip down the full length of my hair I started under the second band and moved it down until I got near the end.

When I got down to the last 2 inches, I flipped my ponytail forward and used the built-in leveler to slide the clip straight down until I received the spot where I wanted to cut. I repeated the process 3 times to make sure I achieved the straightest cut possible.

Note: I cut below the clip, not above!

Using the shorter blue clip gave my ends a blunt cut. I would have preferred using the larger u-shaped clip but for now, I can’t figure out a way to comfortably use it on my own.

10 Comments

  1. Where can u buy this product…I live in Brooklyn NYC

  2. I like the idea behind this product, however it does look a little tricky to use on your own.

  3. hey Jeni!! your hair is so lush! i didn't know how to contact you otherwise so i thought i'd just post my question here. have you ever done a blog post on what your thoughts regarding dominican salons were? I know a lot of black women are opting to go that route and some use it to stretch their relaxers. since you have, in my opinion, the healthiest, longest relaxed hair i've seen online, i wanted to know what you thought about it before I went that route again.

    i've used DBOs to stretch relaxers almost 4 months in the past.

    1. Author

      Hi there! I've been to a Dominican salon once in my life (about 10 years ago), years before I started my healthy hair journey. I don't have any plans to return to one for a couple reasons: (1) I'm extremely tenderheaded and I remember cringing because my hair was handled so roughly. The goal at the salon I went to was to get as many customers done and as fast as possible to gentle combing was not a priority. (2) They used wwwaaaayyyy too much heat on my hair. I have fine strands so I don't like using direct heat often.

      Dominican salons produce nice roller sets from what I've seen but for me personally, I couldn't handle it.

  4. This tool is pretty nifty. I self-trimmed a few weeks ago and I was paranoid that I wasn't holding my fingers level enough to get a straight cut. I like the this cutting clip has a level so that you can be sure.

    KLP @ SavingOurStrands

    1. Author

      I used to be paranoid about the same thing. The built-in leveler is def helpful.

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