Cutting your own hair

wild~hairwild~hair Registered Users Posts: 9,890 Curl Neophyte
Anyone do it? Thoughts? Advice?

I just picked up a pair of Goody scissors at the drugstore tonight. I'm just thinking of a trim and don't want to pay $20 and get a really bad cut, or pay $70 to get a trim I could probably do myself.

My hair is all one length, no layers, so I'm thinkin': why not?
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  • SigiSigi Registered Users Posts: 2,379
    One time I let my boyfriend (at the time) cut my hair. The next time I went to get it cut at a place the girl asked me where I had gotten my last hair cut and I told her my boyfriend had done it. She said it was very crooked. I never knew the difference, but ever since I always go to a salon.
  • SuZenSuZen Registered Users Posts: 1,595
    When I had long bangs I used to trim them myself. My stylist would always notice and tease me about what a bad job I did. I would say "that's why I come here instead of cutting it myself."

    I just become all thumbs when trying to cut my own hair. If I could do it without looking the mirror it would probably work better.
  • CurlyBrunetteCurlyBrunette Registered Users Posts: 26
    I do microtrims on myself all the time. I figure since I have waistlength curly hair it doesnt have to be that even. Even though I use Feyes Method which you can find at, it comes out fairly even. If I went to my stylist for a trim I have to pay $50 so I save myself some money and I know exactly how much I am trimming off. :)
    3a/b Growing long!!!
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  • Curly BearCurly Bear Registered Users Posts: 11
    I trimmed my hair last week over the sink, with my nail scissors, because I was too lazy to find my roommate's pair of scissors. :o Ironically, my hair came out looking the best ever! Every time I go to get my hair cut, I come out crying. And, since I am unfortunate enough to live thousands of miles away from NYC, I just trim my own. :D
    Anywhere from 2c to 3a/b; I have no idea. EEE! I need to put up more pictures! I have 20 million, and they just need scanning....

    Hair goal: Rapunzel, Rapunzel.....
    well, maybe not quite that long ;)
  • KurleeKurlee Registered Users Posts: 1,354
    I have tried a couple of times to cut my own hair and I stink at it! :shock: This last time I cut bangs. Well let say this; I WILL NEVER cut my own hair again. :wink: I still voted trimming split ends. I do that some times. Here and there. (hehe) More or less just remove the damaged ends from old highlights. When I have gotten rid of all of that I don't think I will do it any more.

    I am impressed with people that manage cutting their own hair and it comes out nice. I wish I could do it.

  • kimmyckimmyc Registered Users Posts: 551
    I used to do my bangs all the time when I had them. Last year it was too long and one day I just decided to pull it all forward over my shoulders, cut some and see what would happen. I cut about 2 inches off and my husband had a heart attack when he came home from work and saw me! I am a bit anal retentive though (don't do it if you are too!! :lol:) so I would keep looking and keep snipping. He made me make an appt. (which is how I met my current stylist that I love) and even my stylist said it was a little uneven but you wouldn't notice unless it was straight.

    The other day I decided the back was a little too long so I snipped an inch off. My problem is though my DH and friends will tell me if it's even no onewill take the scissors and even it out for me. So I kept snipping again, until it was passable.

    I never straighten it so it's all good! :D
    2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
  • wild~hairwild~hair Registered Users Posts: 9,890 Curl Neophyte
    Thanks folks! I've found the results and advice really interesting.

    Of course, I've been too busy [okay, lazy] to actually cut my own hair just yet. But it could happen still -- maybe this weekend ...
  • sunnygirlsunnygirl Registered Users Posts: 9
    I do mini trims on my hair all the time when needed. I find it really easy, I'm good at it and it saves money. Make sure you invest in a pair of barber shears, they are only about $5, very well worth it if you are going to try and cut your own hair, plus being able to avoid constant split ends from using non-hair cutting scissors.
    Sunny is 3c/4a.

    Currently using Jessicurl Too Shea conditioner with honey, RR mixed with CC, pure shea butter or Elasta QP mango butter on ends of hair.
  • RainRain Registered Users Posts: 217 Curl Neophyte
    Just to trim the splits. I've trimmed my own hair in the past and I'll do it again if I have to but I'd rather not have to.
    3a/b, fine, lots of it
  • DoodlesDoodles Registered Users Posts: 1,984
    I do mini-trims as well. I've been growing my hair out for sometime now and it's almost to my shoulders. :D I do have some straighter parts underneath near my neck which like to grow the fastest. :roll: I hadn't cut it in a looooong time and I noticed it getting a little thin near the bottom. I only cut a little at a time so I don't take off more then intended. I finished trimming this morning before I showered. It's definitely looking a lot neater today. :wink:
    2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

    Growing out a pixie as of November 2013 :elephant:

    Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
    Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
    Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
    Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

    Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!:tongue3:
  • backtonaturebacktonature Registered Users Posts: 5
    I'll keep doing it myself until it gets really long or really ugly. I don't trust anyone yet to do it and I'm growing it out. I want to get someone to even it up a bit, but don't want to spare any length at all, so I'll wait.
    2a/3a thin, fine, half wavy/half curly.. half crazy
    Growing long - CO and Low Poo - Biolage Gelee and Aloe Vera Gel - Ouidad deep treat
    "learning to love me"
  • curlymelcurlymel Registered Users Posts: 359
    I cut my own hair. I can't afford (or lets say, just can't justify) to spend so much money for a hair cut. I went to a guy 4 years ago who was recommended on this site. He did a pretty good job. I just kind of maintained it, although it is about 4 inches shorter! I just need a couple of good mirrors and cut it so it lays right.
    Type 3a/3b, fine/medium hair, modified CG since 12/2003, Using CHS Curl Keeper, Bioterra gel, Ojon, Elucence Password: curls
  • KurleeKurlee Registered Users Posts: 1,354
    curlymel wrote:
    I cut my own hair. I can't afford (or lets say, just can't justify) to spend so much money for a hair cut. I went to a guy 4 years ago who was recommended on this site. He did a pretty good job. I just kind of maintained it, although it is about 4 inches shorter! I just need a couple of good mirrors and cut it so it lays right.

    Wow, I am impressed. :D
    I could never do that. :?

  • CynaminbearCynaminbear Registered Users Posts: 4,476 Curl Connoisseur
    I cut my own hair a few times per year. I have found someone great who charges $15, but there are times when I can't afford that. I was a hairdresser before the kids and continue with some clients, so I "know" what I'm doing. It always reminds me about that adage about lawyers: a person who represents himself has a fool for a client. Fortunately, I always wear my hair curly and if there are mistakes they blend in.
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