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How To Part-in The Back of Your Head?  

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If you are installing box braids, cornrows, faux locs, mini twists or any other protective style on your own, these natural hair hacks will help you neatly part the back of your head every time.  

3 Ways To Part The Back of Your Head (On Your Own)

1. Mirror Method: The mirror method is when you use two different mirrors to see the back of your head. For this method you will be facing a large mirror and have a hand mirror on hand.

Mirror Parting Video Tutorial
  1.  Roughly part your hair with a rat tail comb. 
  2. Turn away from the large mirror, so your back will be facing the mirror. 
  3. Grab the hand mirror and face it toward your face at an angle until you have a great view of the back of your head. 
  4. From your memory you can use the rat tail comb to perfect the part. 

This method is trial and error. You will have to constantly pick up the mirror and look. There are better options below.

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2. FaceTime Method: The FaceTime method is when you connect two different tech devices to give you a clear view of the back of your head. For this method you will need two separate tech devices that are able to connect to each other.

You will be able to see the back of your head on your computer screen giving you a clear view of the back of your head.

FaceTime Parting Video Tutorial
  1. Place your phone on a tripod or prop the device up at an angle so that the camera will be able to view the back of your head while you are sitting down. 
  2. Sit in front of the phone so that the back of your head will be facing the front of the camera. 
  3. Place your computer in front of you. You should be able to view the camera on your computer. 
  4. Facetime l your computer from your phone. To do so, you will have to call the email address you used to set up your iCloud account.

3. Jam Method: The jam method is when you use jam or edge control product to get precise parts. For this method you will need jam or edge control and a rat tail comb.

Jam Parting Video Tutorial
  1. Roughly part your hair with a rat tail comb. 
  2. Then, apply jam or edge control to that part. 
  3. Go over the part with the rat tail comb again to perfect the part. 

Remember, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to natural hair care.

Written with lots of care, 

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Kaylannk

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P.S. Share in the comments how you part your hair on your own. 

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