A step-by-step tutorial and review of the affordable Crea Clip.
Why the Crea Clip?
I love the look of a fresh haircut, especially on my girls. It’s so fun to change the length to fit their personality or season. What I don’t love is the price tag associated with taking 4 girls (plus me!) to a professional to get a haircut.
Though I think getting a haircut by a professional is somewhat of a rite of passage and I definitely enjoy doing it, I have found a happy medium where I can give myself and my girls trims and keep our hair looking healthy in between visits. In doing so, I can also save my family a lot of money.
I have saved hundreds of dollars by trimming and cutting our hair using the Crea Clip. Once you invest in the Crea Clip, you will continue to save money for years to come. We’ve had ours for 4 years now, and it is not showing any wear or tear.
Instructions for Using Crea Clip
So now the important stuff…step by step instructions.
Gather the Materials
Trimming hair doesn’t take many tools. You will need the Crea Clip set, scissors, a comb or brush, and a towel to keep the mess under control.
Prepare the hair
First, wet the hair and comb out all the tangles. This will ensure that flyaways are at a minimum and you will get the cleanest cut.
Determine where the split ends are
Next, decide the length that you want. At this point, it is important to examine the hair and determine where the split ends start. For the healthiest hair, you need to cut off all of the split ends.
Place the Clip
The Crea Clip makes the next step easy. If you are not cutting bangs or sides, use the white clip.
Open the clip and carefully place it where you would like to cut the hair.
Make sure that the hair is as smooth and straight as possible. Close the clip and use the built in level to make sure it is straight.
Cutting the hair
Next you will use sharp scissors like these and trim away all the hair underneath the clip.
After you have cut all the hair underneath the clip, take off the clip and comb the hair very carefully. From time to time, there will be a piece of hair that wasn’t quite straight or that missed being in the clip. Just trim these small pieces by hand.
Sides and Bangs
If you want to trim bangs, it is much the same process, just use the blue clip for best results.
I like to soften the look by adding simple layers to the sides. This is a little trickier, but the nature of layers is that it doesn’t have to be perfect. I use the blue clip for this and place it at a slight incline, using the level to make sure each side is the same.
Take a 3-4 inch long section and add hair to the clip while it is at your chosen angle. Cut the hair as before, just at an angle. Repeat for the other side, ensuring that you are using the same angle.
The Finished Product
Since we have 4 daughters, I have had the opportunity to use the Crea Clip quite often. Honestly, the first time I used it, it was just as easy to use as the 12th or 13th time I used it. The haircuts look clean and healthy and we save a lot of money!