During this unprecedented time, most of us are facing a new reality. Many are spending most of their days at home in self-isolation. All but essential businesses are closed. Perhaps you’ve found yourself in need of a hair trim. Maybe you’re tired of pushing your hair out of your eyes. Fortunately, it’s possible to take matters into your own hands. Keep reading to learn how to cut your own hair at home. Follow these steps, and you’ll be looking refreshed without regret in no time.
GATHER YOUR TOOLS
You’ll want to get your supplies in order and have them at hand before you begin. Some towels to catch the fallen hair, a handheld mirror to see your head at all angles and the sharpest scissors you can find should do the trick. Avoid using regular household scissors if possible. They won’t give you a precise cut and will lead to frayed edges. If you can order professional hair shears, that’s best. Otherwise, use the sharpest scissors you own. You’ll get a cleaner cut and have more control with sharper shears.
CONSIDER STARTING WITH DRY HAIR
You may be used to having your hair cut when it’s wet. That’s because stylists are properly trained to cut the hair with the most precision. Because you’re new at this, you probably won’t want to try to be so exact. A better approach may be to start with clean, dry hair. This ensures your hair falls into its usual style so that you can use that shape as a guide. It also helps to prevent cutting too much. Remember, hair shrinks up once it’s dry.
TAKE SMALL STEPS
The most important thing to keep in mind when cutting your own hair is to start with small cuts. It’s good to cut less length that you want because you can always cut more if you’re not satisfied. However, there’s nothing you can do to fix it once you’ve chopped too much. You also want to section your hair off with clips and work in small sections at a time. Each section should be an inch or two in width. This allows you to see what you’re working with and to take your time.
Start at the front. Hold a small section of hair between your fingertips and use short, upward snips. You don’t want to cut straight across, as this can be too harsh. It also makes mistakes more glaringly obvious. Repeat this process with each section. Take your time and remember you can always go back to fix any uneven spots.
Keep these tips in mind when cutting your own hair at home. Even a small trim can make a big difference in your appearance and your mood.
TECHNIQUES FOR CUTTING LONG AND SHORT HAIR
For those of you with long hair, this is an easy method you might want to try.
If you have shorter hair, here is a great tutorial that’s easy to follow.
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