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klingklang77
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Has anyone given themselves a haircut? UPDATE.

Have you?

I’m desperate for a haircut. It has been a year. I used to get a haircut about 2 times a year, but this year was difficult obviously. I gave in and have been doing box dyes, so I’m happy with that. It hasn’t really bothered me until recently and now I don’t know at this rate when I can go again.

Any YouTube videos? I don’t want to buy special scissors or anything. I tend to keep my hair back because I’m at home most of the time— nowhere to go really. I have straight, long hair.

TIA.

Update: Well I bought scissors and I can see how they make a difference. I followed a YouTube tutorial https://youtu.be/BPS3Ts_bZVI that was similar to my hair. It worked fine. I’m happy and it looks healthier. It was getting really thin at the ends and it was driving me crazy. I took off about 3 inches. It should do me until I can get myself into a hairdresser to get it done correctly. Luckily it isn’t a complex cut or anything.

Thanks everyone for your tips!

Message edited 1/31/2021 4:43:51 PM.

Posted 1/21/21 8:06 PM
 
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Mrs213
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Has anyone given themselves a haircut?

Yes I cut my own hair (but I went to hair school and worked in a salon) you definitely can do this if your hair is long but you will need cutting shears. You can't use the same scissors that cut paper

Posted 1/21/21 8:09 PM
 

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Re: Has anyone given themselves a haircut?

Nothing major. A little bit when it was getting too long and wasn't planning to go yet. The hairdresser always knows though so I usually admit it before she starts Chat Icon Chat Icon

I am sure youtube has some videos especially during the pandemic and more not being able to get out for a haircut.

Hubby hasn't gotten a haircut since way before the pandemic. His friend will just buzz his hair. Boys are so much easier. Chat Icon

Posted 1/21/21 8:10 PM
 

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Has anyone given themselves a haircut?

look up "unicorn" hair cut and even "double unicorn" haircut.

i've done it many times.

Posted 1/21/21 8:24 PM
 

klingklang77
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Re: Has anyone given themselves a haircut?

Posted by MarathonKnitter

look up "unicorn" hair cut and even "double unicorn" haircut.

i've done it many times.



Interesting. Is it only for curly hair because I only came across videos that it is used for curly hair.

Posted 1/21/21 9:00 PM
 

klingklang77
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Re: Has anyone given themselves a haircut?

Posted by Mrs213

Yes I cut my own hair (but I went to hair school and worked in a salon) you definitely can do this if your hair is long but you will need cutting shears. You can't use the same scissors that cut paper



Do you have any shears you would recommend?

I have no idea about this stuff and I don’t want to spend more than 15-20.

https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Hairdressing-Scissors-Inches-One-Sided-Micro-Serration/dp/B009T3NJKC/ref=sr_1_19?dchild=1&keywords=haar+schere&qid=1611352867&sr=8-19

https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Asdirne-Hairdressing-Scissors-Stainless-Professional/dp/B089N3P7G4/ref=sr_1_18?dchild=1&keywords=haar+schere&qid=1611352867&sr=8-18

I also want to add that I am tempted to just cut and chop without thinking...

Message edited 1/21/2021 9:05:55 PM.

Posted 1/21/21 9:00 PM
 

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Re: Has anyone given themselves a haircut?

Posted by klingklang77

Posted by MarathonKnitter

look up "unicorn" hair cut and even "double unicorn" haircut.

i've done it many times.



Interesting. Is it only for curly hair because I only came across videos that it is used for curly hair.




i have curly hair, but every time i given myself a unicorn hair cut has been during the times when i'm blowing it straight every day.

honestly, i wouldn't do it with my hair actively curly. i'm afraid a curl wouldn't lay straight and then i have wonky hair when i let it all down lol

Posted 1/21/21 9:10 PM
 

shadows
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Has anyone given themselves a haircut?

Back in April or so I did. I have pin straight hair. I put it in two, even, tight, low pigtails and basically chopped a few inches. Then kind of cleaned up any pieces that really stood out. Truthfully it was fine for what I needed at that time (I was desperate - my hair was just getting long and gross).

Posted 1/21/21 9:25 PM
 

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Re: Has anyone given themselves a haircut?

I've been cutting my own hair long before covid. I'm just never happy with the cut I get from a stylist so I decided to try my hand at cutting it myself.

You should definitely buy specialized haircutting shears. You'll damage your hair cuticle and give yourself split ends if you use regular scissors. They even sell hair cutting clips with a carpenter level in them so you give yourself a straight cut. It's basically a cutting guide. There are a lot of YouTube tutorials. Just search for whatever cut you're looking to do (diy bob, diy trim, diy layers, etc. ) and look for the one that seems easiest and looks best. (You'll see some people on YT cutting their hair with regular scissors Chat Icon steer clear). There are a bunch of professional stylists with their own YT channel to guide you too.

Posted 1/21/21 9:45 PM
 

Mrs213
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Re: Has anyone given themselves a haircut?

Posted by klingklang77

Posted by Mrs213

Yes I cut my own hair (but I went to hair school and worked in a salon) you definitely can do this if your hair is long but you will need cutting shears. You can't use the same scissors that cut paper



Do you have any shears you would recommend?

I have no idea about this stuff and I don’t want to spend more than 15-20.

https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Hairdressing-Scissors-Inches-One-Sided-Micro-Serration/dp/B009T3NJKC/ref=sr_1_19?dchild=1&keywords=haar+schere&qid=1611352867&sr=8-19

https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Asdirne-Hairdressing-Scissors-Stainless-Professional/dp/B089N3P7G4/ref=sr_1_18?dchild=1&keywords=haar+schere&qid=1611352867&sr=8-18

I also want to add that I am tempted to just cut and chop without thinking...



Tough to tell just by the pictures. I buy equinox shears on Amazon they are affordable and decent. I used them to cut clients hair when I worked at the salon. I get the 5.5 inch because I have small hands lol

Posted 1/21/21 9:53 PM
 

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Re: Has anyone given themselves a haircut?

My son.. he had two bald spots. :eye roll:

So I don’t think you want his tips and secrets.Chat Icon

Posted 1/21/21 10:00 PM
 

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Re: Has anyone given themselves a haircut?

I finally let my husband cut my hair. I’ve been cutting my husband, son and daughter’s hair. I have actually gotten good at it. Who knew I had secret skills? Haha. My husband says I am his hairdresser and would rather I do it than go to a barber even after covid is done.

Posted 1/21/21 10:14 PM
 

klingklang77
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Re: Has anyone given themselves a haircut?

Posted by Sash

My son.. he had two bald spots. :eye roll:

So I don’t think you want his tips and secrets.Chat Icon



Haha, I’m good.

Posted by LSP2005

I finally let my husband cut my hair. I’ve been cutting my husband, son and daughter’s hair. I have actually gotten good at it. Who knew I had secret skills? Haha. My husband says I am his hairdresser and would rather I do it than go to a barber even after covid is done.



SO won’t let me near his hair. He looks like a has a lego man helmet haircut. And he’s a ginger, so more noticeable. Maybe after I get the shears, he’ll let me near it.

Posted by Mrs213

Tough to tell just by the pictures. I buy equinox shears on Amazon they are affordable and decent. I used them to cut clients hair when I worked at the salon. I get the 5.5 inch because I have small hands lol



OK, I think out of those two I’ll go with the one with the best reviews. It’s 6 inches and it has micro teeth on one side. Whatever that means.

What a relief my question wasn’t that crazy. Chat Icon

Message edited 1/21/2021 11:15:41 PM.

Posted 1/21/21 11:14 PM
 

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Re: Has anyone given themselves a haircut?

OMG never and I never would. I have really thick hair and most hair dressers don't even know how to cut it. Many of the salons here offer outdoor haircuts. Maybe you could find something similar there?

Posted 1/21/21 11:24 PM
 

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Re: Has anyone given themselves a haircut?

I get the buzzer out and usually do about 3/4" length. 5 minutes and I'm all good. Chat Icon

I've done DS's as well. I keep offering to do the same haircut for DD but she keeps turning me down... Chat Icon

Posted 1/21/21 11:29 PM
 

klingklang77
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Re: Has anyone given themselves a haircut?

Posted by lululu
Many of the salons here offer outdoor haircuts. Maybe you could find something similar there?



I wish. Way too many regulations that wouldn’t allow it. Plus we just had a lot of snow. Good idea, though.

Posted 1/21/21 11:41 PM
 

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Re: Has anyone given themselves a haircut?

Posted by lululu

OMG never and I never would. I have really thick hair and most hair dressers don't even know how to cut it. Many of the salons here offer outdoor haircuts. Maybe you could find something similar there?



I don’t think they will as they on total lockdown as I have family over there and of course us over here are like go get a break and get a mani pedi and they can’t :(

Posted 1/21/21 11:44 PM
 

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Has anyone given themselves a haircut?

I cut mine all the time. I watched a few tutorials, I have my own cutting scissors and all. I cut my kids hair and theirs looks professional mine, I think mine is ok, I get tons of compliments but I can’t wait to go somewhere and get my highlights and a fresh cut!

Posted 1/22/21 12:00 AM
 

Anotherplease
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Has anyone given themselves a haircut?

A friend of mine did the unicorn haircut with slightly wave my hair and had great results

Posted 1/22/21 12:02 AM
 

valentinesbaby48
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Re: Has anyone given themselves a haircut?

Posted by TwinMommyToBoys

I cut mine all the time. I watched a few tutorials, I have my own cutting scissors and all. I cut my kids hair and theirs looks professional mine, I think mine is ok, I get tons of compliments but I can’t wait to go somewhere and get my highlights and a fresh cut!



Go and do it!!! It feels great :)

Posted 1/22/21 12:45 PM
 

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No, I wouldn't trust myself. Chat Icon

Posted 1/22/21 12:50 PM
 

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Has anyone given themselves a haircut?

Yes twice lol! I’m getting good now! Also did for my mom recently after she had the hairdresser come to the house (when that was the in thing) in June, and she barely cut anything. It’s actually fun. I’m only willing to try a woman’s hair cut, definitely not a man’s. Have to work on my skills first haha!

Posted 1/22/21 10:00 AM
 

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Has anyone given themselves a haircut?

i've done the pony tail on my forehead and chopped it off. it did the trick.

Posted 1/22/21 6:14 PM
 

klingklang77
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Has anyone given themselves a haircut? UPDATE.

Update in OP.

Posted 1/31/21 4:43 PM
 

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Re: Has anyone given themselves a haircut? UPDATE.

Posted by klingklang77

Update: Well I bought scissors and I can see how they make a difference. I followed a YouTube tutorial https://youtu.be/BPS3Ts_bZVI that was similar to my hair. It worked fine. I’m happy and it looks healthier. It was getting really thin at the ends and it was driving me crazy. I took off about 3 inches. It should do me until I can get myself into a hairdresser to get it done correctly. Luckily it isn’t a complex cut or anything.

Thanks everyone for your tips!



yay!
glad it went well.

Posted 1/31/21 5:02 PM
 
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