Best Way to Cut Your Own Hair

One of the best ways to deal with split ends is to trim your hair often. If you want your hair to grow faster and healthy, retain length, and be easier to style, trimming is an activity that you should perhaps consider doing every one and a half months if you have long hair. Giving your hair a micro-trim or dusting cut every 3-4 weeks is also essential in getting rid of dry ends.

The best way to cut your own hair will vary depending on how much volume you want to remove, how long your hair is, your hair type, the look you want to achieve, and the amount of hair you are willing to remain with. It also depends on whether you have straight hair or your hair is curly, kinky, or coily. For those of you with straight and perhaps long hair, here are some tips on the best way to cut your own hair.

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1. Dampen and Comb Your Hair first

Take a shower so that your hair is evenly wet and thereafter, towel-dry it gently. You can also spray it damp with water. Use a paddle brush or wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair, and then brush it to acquire a ponytail at the top of your head. Secure the ponytail tight with an elastic band so that it is smooth and centered.

2. Make Use of Your Mirror

Standing in front of the mirror, use your active hand to squeeze the elastic band at the base of the ponytail. Pull it towards the ends, stopping at about 3 inches from the ends and holding tight.

3. Cut from the Ends

Now, take a sharp pair of hair sheers or quality scissors, and start cutting the ends of your ponytail. Work your way gently through all the ends, making sure that you cut just a little at a time. If it’s a dusting cut, cut barely across the ends, losing only the split hairs that seem longest. Otherwise, cut the desired amount of hair and remove the elastic.

Trimming Your Bangs

1. Dampen Your Hair and Section It

Here, you will need a sharp pair of scissors. With your hair damp, section off your bang area. You can do this by creating a central part and parting it diagonally from either side. This will create a triangular hair section.

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2. Comb It Forward

Now, use a fine-tooth comb to brush your bang hair section forward. While lifting the section off your forehead, start trimming just the ends. Cut slowly through the hair, a small section at a time until you’re done with the entire section.


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3. Mirror Check

Next, let your hair down, shaking it out gently. Use your fingers to feel through your hair as you check it in front of the mirror. Congratulations, the split ends are now gone, and you probably have layers. It’s that easy, you don’t have to attend a haircutting class. Check online to find DIY haircut techniques that you can try the next time around.

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