TIPS FOR CUTTING YOUR OWN HAIR

Saturday, October 10, 2015

I have been practicing cutting my own hair, the past 3 years and now I only cut my hair myself. If you are considering cutting your own hair too, here are some of my tips!



I have always had trust issues with hair dressers, mostly because whenever I've been trying to grow my hair long, every time I went to get a trim, my hair dresser cut a big chunk of my hair off, therefore my hair never grew past the top of my chest.
So I wanted to try and see if I could figure out cutting my own hair and in the beginning I made some mistakes, but with time I found ways that made it easier and made my hair look better. I have now been cutting my own hair the past year and my hair has grown so much more than it has ever done before, now my hair is past my boobs! YAY! Check out my tips down below.

BUY A GOOD PAIR OF HAIR SCISSOR (SHEARS)
3 years ago, when I started out with cutting my own hair, I bought a cheap pair of shears on eBay, and they did the job, but then I invested in the shears I have on the picture above and they cut so easily. I could grab the biggest chunk of hair and they would still be able to cut through it, (not that I recommend cutting your hair that way, hehe...). So with a good pair of shears, you will have an easier time cutting your hair and it's better for your hair aswell, because you are cutting a sharp even line. Here are a few of my recommendations here and here.

CUT YOUR HAIR WHILE IT'S DRY
I think this makes everything both easier and less scary, because you can see how long your hair is going to be right away. When you cut wet hair, it may look longer when you cut it, but when you dry it, your hair shrinks and you might be surprised how much you actually cut off.

STRAIGHTEN YOUR HAIR BEFORE CUTTING IT
A simple tip, but it makes all the difference. Maybe you have a slight curl to your hair or kinks in your hair from wearing it up in a ponytail, if you just cut it with those curls and kinks in the hair, you won't get a straight cut and when you someday after your haircut, want to wear your hair straight, you will easily be able to see how crooked your hair is. So no matter if you have straight hair, slightly curly hair or super curly ringlets, straighten your hair before cutting it.

USE A SMALL TOOTH COMB
Using a comb to brush out the section of hair you want to cut, before cutting it, will make sure all tangles are out and will line the hair up perfectly beside each other, so you can cut an even line.

USE YOUR FINGERS AS A GUIDE
You know how hair dressers have their techniques and you always think it looks so professional when they cut, well we can definitely use those techniques on yourselves. Use your pointer finger and middle finger in front off and behind the section of hair you want to cut and run those two finger down your hair like a straightener, until you reach the end, where you have left some hair sticking out and that's the hair you are going to cut off.

START OUT WITH LESS THAN MORE
If it's your first time cutting your own hair, grab smaller pieces of hair and cut only the smallest amount off, when you start feeling comfortable with the shears in your hands you can begin cutting more off, but..

THE SIMPLER THE BETTER
The more simple you hair style is, the easier it's going to be to cut your own hair. I'm trying to grow my hair out to be all the same length, that way it's easy to cut it, because i'm only cutting the bottom of my hair straight across. I don't have tons of layers and bangs to trim, which can make it a little more tricky to cut your own hair. But if you would like beautiful layers, check out some Youtube videos here, to get more detailed tips on how you can achieve that yourself.