As there’s a pandemic happening around the world, many countries have passed lockdown laws and guidelines. Barbershops and hairdressers around the country have closed down because of this. So, what are you going to do to trim your hair during lockdown? Who’s already had a “COVID hair cut”? Our blog is here to help you! Learn how to cut your own hair and still look great.
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Know How to Cut Your Own Hair While Looking Stylish
Before doing anything else, you need to know what you’re going to do with your hair by asking yourself these questions:
- Do you really need a haircut?
- How long/short do you want your hair to be?
- What style of hair do you want?
- Is your hair suitable for that specific style?
If you have all the answers to these questions, then you’re good to go. For example, knowing whether you really need a haircut will help you have more confidence with your inexperienced hairdressing skills.
There are plenty of ways for you to change your look without doing something extreme that may make you regret it later on. In fact, many home haircuts tend to turn out in the most unexpected way possible. Have a look at this video of people cutting their bangs and immediately regret it.
Now that you have mentally prepared yourself to change your hairstyle and express yourself with a new look let’s get down to what tools and gear you need.
Sturdy comb: A tool you need to keep your hair straight and secure while you cut it.
A quick how-to cut your own hair tip: It doesn’t need to be a high-quality metal comb that you see at the barbers/hairdressers. It can be any kind of comb that you have lying around the house, but it does need to be sturdy because you don’t want the support while cutting.
Quality scissors: A pair of scissors with sharp edges will keep your hair from moving around too much or fluffing out while you trim. The sharper they are, the easier you can cut your hair. Just be cautious with sharp scissors.
Hair clips: In case you need to section hair, these little friends can help you secure most of your hair back while you choose the right angle to cut.
How to Trim Your Hair
If this is your first time learning how to cut your own hair, you should be conservative. Before making any permanent changes, consider some temporary ones and try to avoid restyling your hair completely. Here are some steps you can follow before learning how to cut your own hair.
- Carefully and thoroughly wash your hair, condition it afterward. Use a brush to work out any tangles and remove dead hair along the way. If you have unruly hair, spraying it with water might help, but avoid getting it too damp.
- Put on a cape or an old towel over your shoulders to keep the hair from littering all over the floor and your clothes.
- When you start cutting, use the scissors’ ends to cut your hair rather than use the blades’ full length.
Different Styles and Tips
Your hair type plays a very big role in whether you’ll be able to have a specific style or not.
Having long straight hair is actually a good thing if this is your first time learning how to cut your own hair as it’s a lot of more challenging work with other types of hair.
Step 1. Spray your hair with water to make it easier to cut.
Step 2. Part your hair how you want. Usually, you will need to divide your hair into 3 sections and start working from the back layer by layer.
Step 3. Then bring your hair to the front with a comb, then snip it straight or at the angle that you prefer.
Step 4. If you want to have a blunt hairstyle, try to cut it steadily in a diagonal line or move your scissors in an oval shape while cutting for a more rounded hairdo. Watch this video to see how.
Hair with Split Ends
Split ends can be really hard to deal with as your hair fuzzes up while you’re trying to get an even edge to cut. If you don’t want to lose any length, you can identify split ends and snip them without changing your hair drastically – How to Cut Your Own Split Ends.
This typical hair type is more common these days and is easy to trim – here is how you can do it.
Step 1. Divide your hair into sections, one for the bang and two for the sides with hair bands or clips.
Step 2. You don’t need it to be wet to cut for curly hair, but it can help. Separate your hair into individual locks with your hand, hold it with two fingers then start cutting it to the desired length.
Step 4. Let your hair down and see the final result.
Knowing how to cut your hair and still looking fabulous is no easy task; it requires some time and patience, especially if you don’t have much experience. Many people have tried and failed miserably, but don’t let that put you off. Hair will always grow back!.
What type of hair do you have? Is there a particular hairstyle you want us to cover? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!