How to Cut Your Hair at Home
How to Cut Your Hair at Home
With the rise of social distancing, more and more people are turning to DIY methods to get by, especially when it comes to cutting hair. With your hair being something that needs to be adequately maintained, it can be frustrating with your favourite salon closed down for the time being. Luckily, there are plenty of home hair maintenance strategies that I want to share with you so you can stay looking your best.
Get the Right Equipment
You don't have to worry about investing in the perfect chair, the cape that goes over the top of you, or the disinfecting solutions that salons have. When I say get the right equipment, I am referring to the main essential, which is your scissors. Kitchen or crafting scissors will not work very well in cutting hair and could leave you with a butchered mess. If you are not a hairdresser, it may be hard to figure out which pair is the ideal. For some guidance, here are some quality haircutting scissor styles for you to consider.
Make Sure Your Hair Is Clean and Dry
When you have clean and dry hair, you are much more likely to have precise cutting lines. It can be tempting to wet your hair as your hair salon stylist does, but it is not the best idea because chances are you are not trained to do it that way. Wet hair elongates your dry hair, and if you are not careful, you can take too much off. With dry hair, you can see exactly what the length is going to be. Furthermore, the cleaner your hair is, the better. When hair oils are excessive, it can stick your hair together and make your finish uneven.
Start Small and In the Front
Even if you know how short you want your hair to be, start small and work your way up. The last thing you want is to cut too high and then get stuck with that length. Cut vertically (not straight across, go a little bit at a time and experiment with the process and length as you go. Start with your front, work your way back, and every piece you cut to use as a reference point to see how much to take off the next section. Keep doing this over and over until you get to the length you want.
Cut in Small, Thin Chunks
Along with cutting a little off at a time, make sure that when you are cutting, each section is as thin as possible between your fingers. If it is too thick or you cut a chunk too wide, it can make it uneven. For some more insight, the best way to handle this process is by pulling your hair straight up because that is the most effective way to ensure your length is even all around.
Pandemic or not, knowing how to cut your own hair at home is a skill everyone should learn. It allows you the freedom and the confidence that you are able to take care of yourself and can save you a lot of hair maintenance costs down the road. Before picking up the first pair of scissors you see and winging it, try these tips I have listed above so you can ensure that your final result will turn out awesome. If you are a visual person, check out these specific DIY tutorials to give you an even better outcome.