I cut my hair – myself!
Over the weekend I got the snipping bug and the result was a 1½” trim. I’ve never really trimmed my hair properly. I usually just trim one or two areas on my head and usually no more that a few millimeters. After snipping out the split ends last weekend however, my hair needed a trim for 2 reasons:
1) to even out the ends and
2) to get rid of the split ends at the ends of my hair, since I had concentrated my efforts on the split ends that were resident in the middle of my hair strands.
It was either go to the salon and spend some $60-80 and have them do it or do it myself. It didn’t take much for me to decide to do it myself after weighing the option of parting with my hard earned money or doing it for free.
Like I said before I’ve never performed a major cut on my hair before so I needed to do some reading. I tracked down a couple articles online but I needed something visual. That’s when I stumbled upon a step by step video concerning cutting layers (link at the end of this post). I didn’t have the balls to do the layering, but in order to do layers you start with a blunt cut. After some encouragement and a further crash course from my sis-in-law I did a blunt cut to my hair with the help of the fiancé.
The back lost the most length maybe 1½” and some areas were not long enough to cut but in all I’m pretty happy with what we were able to accomplish considering that we’re not experts and had no prior training. We did make a couple errors (for example the fiance cut a section a little too short, but it’s at the back and can be easily hidden). I didn’t get upset because after all it’s just hair and it will grow back.
So there you have it, I have removed probably 90% of those split ends and my hair honestly feels better – not wiry at the ends. Now to prepare myself for the chastising I’ll get from my stylist the next time we meet 🙂
Here is a good video for layering:
The cut starts around 2:14