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Going to the salon every month can be expensive and impractical, especially if you only need a small cut. Read this article to learn how to cut your own hair at home and save money. Also, read the 5 best haircutting tips from experts.
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How to cut your own hair step by step?
Cut your bangs
- 1. Tie your hair back with an elastic band. Leave the bangs loose forward and style it. Make sure that the elastic band ties no part of the bangs.
- 2. Determine how short you want the bangs. Slide your index and middle fingers down to use as a guide when cutting.
- 3. Cut your bangs at a 45-degree angle. Start cutting in the middle of the bangs and then go working to the sides.
- If you are not sure of the length you want, start by cutting little by little. You can always re-cut a little more.
- 4. Slightly narrow the bangs. The straight bangs should always be a little shorter in the middle and longer at the ends. Similarly, the consecutive bangs should be shorter on the side of the parting and longer on the other side.
Remove the remains of hair with a brush. Use a makeup brush or a paper towel to remove hair residue from your face and clothing, and sweep hair that has fallen to the floor.
Cut your split ends
- 1. Get your hair wet. It is best to cut the ends when the hair is damp to make more even cuts. Use a conditioner in the shower to help detangle your hair.
- 2. Comb your hair straight. Make sure to detangle all of your hair before you start cutting completely.
- 3. Divide the hair into two sections. Tie one of the parts with an elastic band and start cutting on the other side.
- 4. Cut your hair into 5 cm sections. Slide your index and middle fingers to the bottom of each section and use your dominant hand to cut as much hair as you like.
- 5. Cut at a small angle. If you want to create a slim and natural look, hold the scissors at a slight angle. If you wish for a more blunt and dramatic look, cut horizontally.
- 6. Repeat the same action on the other side. Before you start cutting the other side, brush both sides of the hair with a comb to determine how much you should cut.
- 7. Make sure both sides are even. Inevitably, one side can get a little shorter than the other, so check the mirror to make sure you get an even cut.
Use a hand mirror to check the back of your hair and make sure to cut in an even line.
- 8. Cut off excess strands of hair. Brush your hair one last time and cut loose hair that is longer.
Cut in layers
- 1. Get your hair wet. Cutting hair while it’s wet will help you make more even cuts.
- You can also dry your hair and style it as you usually would. By cutting your already styled hair, you can determine the fall of the layers and decide how short you want them. This can be useful if this is your first time cutting your own hair.
- 2. Divide your hair into two sections, one above and one below. Secure the top section with a hair clip or elastic band.
- 3. Cut your hair into 5 cm sections. Comb through each part, and then slide your index and middle fingers down each section of hair to guide you. Cut each part at a small angle for a more natural look.
- If you are not sure of the length you want, always start cutting little by little. You can cut more hair later if you wish.
- 4. Hold the bottom of your hair and release the top. Let your hair fall out and frame your face like you usually would.
- 5. Cut the layers into 5 cm (2 inches) sections. Hold the scissors at a vertical angle to create a sharp cut. The layers should be shorter on the inside (near your face) and longer on the outside.
- 6. Comb all your hair and check that the layers are even. Make any additional cuts as necessary.
- Get a pair of high-quality hairdressing scissors for the best results. Low edge scissors make it challenging to make angled cuts.
- Protect your clothing from small pieces of hair by wrapping a towel around your shoulders and wearing an old shirt. Sweep the area where you worked when you’re done.
- You can ask someone to help you cut the back to make sure the hair is even in length.
Things you will need
- Hair scissors
- Elastic bands or clips