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Anyone cut their own hair???

Hey,

Since my last terrible haircut dealing with another stylist who said they are trained to cut curly hair, I have decided to cut my own from now on.

I'm planning on fixing the layers framing my face to start. Anyone have success cutting their hair on their own? Advice?

Please don't suggest curly salons or stylists!

Thank you!!

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  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    Yeah I cut my own hair. I just do split ends, though. I'll have to redo my layers someday, though... but I think it's really easy to cut curly hair, because curly hair doesn't have to have all parts equal like straight hair... tiny mistakes are invisible when cutting curly hair.

    Make sure you use a trimming scissor, not a regular scissor (a regular scissor will damage your hair).
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  • CurlyIndianGirlCurlyIndianGirl Posts: 161Registered Users
    3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
    Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
    Detangle:Suave
    Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

    Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair:farao:
    Gel:LA sports
    Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I do my own. I do the length and then go back and touch up the layers.

    I'm at the point now, though, where I want to go back to my deva stylist. It's been... Going on 2 years, I guess. I think every so often I need something more thorough than I'm capable of. (Especially with my length.)
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • etosetos Posts: 221Registered Users
    My last haircut was in november, and altough they didn't do a really bad job, I decided that I probably am more capable myself to cut my hair then those people who don't know my hair and cut it when my hair is wet

    Since november I cutted my own hair, but I only did some split ends and my bangs (because there is no need still to cut more).

    I think you can really do it yourself. But be carefull: use real hair sciccors (you can buy them on the internet) and: it's more about what you leave on than what you cut off. You can always take more off, but you can't put anything back again.
    highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

    Pre-poo: coconut oil
    wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
    RO + LI: different every time
    Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

    dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

    (modified) CG since june 25, 2012
    Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

    SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)
  • turquoisecurlsturquoisecurls Posts: 134Registered Users
    I second the YouTube videos. I have started cutting my own hair with their help. After the initial cut I wash and style my hair, then take my clumped strands individually and blunt cut the curls ( when they clump I do have curls ending very thin and to a point and cutting that off makes them full and bouncy ...if take makes sense )
    Most important don't use the kitchen/craft scissors, I bought my hair scissors at Walmart for under $5.
    2c/3a cg 01/10/13

    Hair Properties: low( first 4 inches) / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut / Everlasting Sunshine, V05
    Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, VO5 ocean refresh
    LI: SMCHM ,SMCS, JCRR,
    Gel: La Looks sport, Volumax mega gel,Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG

    Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
    My hair hates everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
  • Always@nightAlways@night Posts: 566Registered Users
    I cut my own, mainly because I know if someone else was to cut it and mess it up, i'd be terribly upset for a longgg time, and i know If i mess up I won't care=), but lucky as it turns out I'm very good at cutting my own hair.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,250Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I've been cutting my own hair for 35+ years. I've done pixies cuts, chin length bobs, trims, layers, v shaped back, etc.
    I usually cut it dry, curl by curl, but sometimes I just put it up wet in a ponytail on top of my head and trim the ends off.
    I use cheap scissors, some claw clips to keep sections of hair out of the way, and no other equipment is needed.

    ditto the youtube videos to help you out.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,250Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I've been cutting my own hair for 35+ years. I've done pixies cuts, chin length bobs, trims, layers, v shaped back, etc.
    I usually cut it dry, curl by curl, but sometimes I just put it up wet in a ponytail on top of my head and trim the ends off.
    I use cheap scissors, some claw clips to keep sections of hair out of the way, and no other equipment is needed.

    ditto the youtube videos to help you out.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    im been thinking about cutting trimming my own hair, i havent been to the hair dresser for over 2 years, and dread the throught of going. so i thought i might want to give it ago, but im a bit scared about cutting my own hair, i have no idea how you do it? or what i need? i have 3b/c hair and wouldnt mind to just trim it. its just starting to reach my shoulderblades.

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • turquoisecurlsturquoisecurls Posts: 134Registered Users
    Fmasuhr wrote: »
    im been thinking about cutting trimming my own hair, i havent been to the hair dresser for over 2 years, and dread the throught of going. so i thought i might want to give it ago, but im a bit scared about cutting my own hair, i have no idea how you do it? or what i need? i have 3b/c hair and wouldnt mind to just trim it. its just starting to reach my shoulderblades.

    If you search YouTube for cutting layers and cutting curly hair you will find great instructions.
    2c/3a cg 01/10/13

    Hair Properties: low( first 4 inches) / high porosity, medium density, fine/medium texture Climate : hot humid summer, coastal GA

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut / Everlasting Sunshine, V05
    Rinse out :Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture, VO5 ocean refresh
    LI: SMCHM ,SMCS, JCRR,
    Gel: La Looks sport, Volumax mega gel,Biosilk Rock Hard gel my HG

    Love ACV , pedaheh's gelatin treatment
    My hair hates everything Deva curl and Curl Keeper,
  • rainboerainboe Posts: 284Registered Users

    I pretty much cut my hair like she does in the last video. Except I put the ponytail loosely near the very top of my head, then I lean over, twist my hair, and chop off the end of the ponytail. After I wash my hair, I fix any pieces that look stringy or aren't doing well. I'll just take a strand that is curling badly, then find another strand near it and cut them the same length so they'll curl up together. When I do my bangs/face framing layers, I usually just cut at the front of my hair until I like the shape of them. This last time, I went way too short with my bangs so now I'm growing them out. I agree that, to me, curly hair seems pretty forgiving when it comes to cutting mistakes.
    Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
    Lowpoo: Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
    Rinse Out:
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    LI: Yes to Carrots
    Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse
  • shellyRN07swavyshellyRN07swavy Posts: 309Registered Users
    I give major compliments to all you ladies who cut their own hair!!!!...I would NEVER let myself do that...lol...i did once and my hair was between my shoulder blades...and i ended up with chin length hair and green highlights :crybaby:...lol...I think if you are artsy or creative person you could do it...I am a very right minded person...cannot even draw a good stick figure..lol...but I have been to Tiffany from Live Curly Live Free...who is AMAZING...i drive over an hour(plus do a little shopping to make a day out of it)...its been 6 months since last cut..and grew out very nicely..Good luck..and maybe post a pic after your creation:thumbup:
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    I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

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    Stylers: AG Recoil, JC SS
    Jellies: CK Coil Jam, Okra gel(HG)
    Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

    Hair loves moisture:love3: protein.
    MUST Pixie diffuse.

    My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats:twisted: Or glycerin in high dews
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I've always trimmed my own straightened hair but didn't actually CUT my own hair in its natural state until a couple of years ago.

    It was not perfect but it turned out a LOT better than most of the hideous haircuts I'd gotten in the past.

    Actually, I went to Imago salon in Richmond VA not long after I cut it. The owner herself cut my hair, and apart from a few small gaps (not GAPS like bald spots, but that's what she called them. It's hard to explain but it really was not that bad.)...............she didn't even have to correct much at all. This lady is definitely Deva-trained so it said a lot to me that she didn't even have to correct it that much, and I would feel confident cutting my own hair again.

    If I had to choose between an untrained, unknowledgable (is that even a word) stranger and doing it myself, I would DEFINITELY do it myself. I can remember one instance in particular where I could've avoided years of growing-out agony after one of THEEE worst haircuts EVER IN LIFE.....if I'd just had the guts to try cutting it myself.

    I agree with using hair-cutting scissors. They can be found in any Sally's, Target or Walmart.


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  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    my hair is 3b/c and i was thinking of doing it curl by curl, i saw a youtube vid where she showed it and it looked pretty easy though i dont know if my hair is long enough. also my hair is pretty wild and think.

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    I just did mine this morning and am sooo happy with the results! I used the ponytail method and created an inverted bob. I cut about 6 inches off. My hubby helped do the back. I also trimmed my bangs. It was so easy! I will definitely do it again. More money for products, lol!
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • misbehavemisbehave Posts: 115Registered Users
    Fmasuhr wrote: »
    my hair is 3b/c and i was thinking of doing it curl by curl, i saw a youtube vid where she showed it and it looked pretty easy though i dont know if my hair is long enough. also my hair is pretty wild and think.

    Can you share that curl by curl youtube vid? I've been looking for one. Thanks!

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    3B; Low porosity, Coarse, & Extremely Protein Sensitive
    Very high density, waist length

    Co wash: Suave Clarifying or Sun Ripened Strawberry
    RO: Sun Ripened Strawberry, TN, or TN w/ veg glycerin
    Sealer: apricot oil
    Styler: 4 Naturals Spring Back Custard, Pantene Curl Defining Mousse, or BB "Mudd"
    Using a hard water filter, microfiber towel, & silk head scarves & pillowcases

    Avoiding: protein, coconut, & parabens
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    misbehave wrote: »
    Fmasuhr wrote: »
    my hair is 3b/c and i was thinking of doing it curl by curl, i saw a youtube vid where she showed it and it looked pretty easy though i dont know if my hair is long enough. also my hair is pretty wild and think.

    Can you share that curl by curl youtube vid? I've been looking for one. Thanks!

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    I saw a REALLY good one once... If I find it again I'll post the link! (Or hopefully someone has that same one bookmarked and posts it!)
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    chloe92us wrote: »
    I just did mine this morning and am sooo happy with the results! I used the ponytail method and created an inverted bob. I cut about 6 inches off. My hubby helped do the back. I also trimmed my bangs. It was so easy! I will definitely do it again. More money for products, lol!

    Would love to see b&a pics!!!!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • creativelicensecreativelicense Posts: 422Registered Users
    Has anyone found any specific YT vids for shaping your entire head of hair? I've trimmed my own hair, which has been fine. Earlier this year I gave myself face-framing layers and trimmed my bangs, and the results were OK, but not great. (I got a little carried away)

    I've had three Deva Cuts and haven't had consistent results that were impressive enough to warrant the cost. I live in San Francisco and hair cuts here are painfully expensive, so I'd rather just do it all myself.
    Curl Style: 3b/3c
    Texture: Fine
    Porosity: Normal

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
    RO: GVP CB
    Styling: As I Am Leave In, Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets & Confident Coils, DevaCurl Set Me Up, Curl Keeper
    Gel: Ecostyler Olive Oil, BioSilk RHG
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    Before cut and after

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    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    It's cute both ways! But the volume after is so adorable!!! Great job!!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing