Anyone layer cut hair by herself ?

taltaltaltal Registered Users Posts: 614
I would like to layer cut my hair by myself.
Does anyone here know how to layer cut 3c curly hair on her own ?
I have 3c hair which is bra strap length when wet and about shoulder length when dry and would like to layer cut it but keep the length.

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  • FunkyCurlGurlFunkyCurlGurl Registered Users Posts: 264
    I cut layers in my hair ALL the time. Sometimes I'll just go in and make a random layer while at work or something, but I have a ton of hair so it costantly appears different. When my hair was below my shoulders, I used the ponytail method for cutting layers into it, found here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYMyJ-LR8so

    and it actually worked well for me. I had my hair flatironed at the time, and I wouldn't recommend trying it with curly hair because you want the layers to come out even and all that. HTH!
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  • kalanekalane Registered Users Posts: 424
    I cut layers in my hair ALL the time. Sometimes I'll just go in and make a random layer while at work or something, but I have a ton of hair so it costantly appears different. When my hair was below my shoulders, I used the ponytail method for cutting layers into it, found here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYMyJ-LR8so

    and it actually worked well for me. I had my hair flatironed at the time, and I wouldn't recommend trying it with curly hair because you want the layers to come out even and all that. HTH!

    Thanks for the link. I'm gonna have to try that.
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  • CurlyChrisInTheSticksCurlyChrisInTheSticks Registered Users Posts: 40
    Try a vertical cut. When I was in Chicago the stylist there did it. It was so simple, I figured why not. You might want a friend do it if your hair is that long, though. The back might be tricky.

    This is the info I found on the web and printed for my use. I just did it yesterday and must say I'm happy with the results.

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    CurlyChrisInTheSticks
    Shoulder Length Brunette
    3a/3b
  • SandiSandi Registered Users Posts: 364 Curl Neophyte
    Hmm.. my hair grows in layers, it seems. Whenever I try to cut it all even, it ends up layering itself again.. I don't really mind it, but since my hair is short and thick... eeeeekk....
    Hair Type: 3c/4a, Coarse, Med-High Density, Med-Low Porosity
    Curly since '09
  • taltaltaltal Registered Users Posts: 614
    Thanks CurlyChris and funkyCurlGirl, for the video and the written instructions.
    Do you think these methods will work on very curly 3c-4a hair ?
  • CurlyChrisInTheSticksCurlyChrisInTheSticks Registered Users Posts: 40
    Cutting your own hair is a major leap of faith. I got a good cut in Chicago and don't trust anyone around here to not mess it up. She told me the method she was using, I watched her closely, and the vertical instructions I gave are exactly what she did.

    I cut wet, so I'm not fighting the curl. To some it's a major no no, but I cut very little. The only thing for sure that will work is that your hair will grow if you don't like it.

    Sorry I couldn't be more reassuring, but again; major decision. If you have a stylist or friend you trust, you could have them give you the first cut, then it's a simple process of "following the lines." I'm thinking of taking more off next time since I liked my hair a little shorter, the way it looked after she did it.

    Chris
    CurlyChrisInTheSticks
    Shoulder Length Brunette
    3a/3b
  • crwrittcrwritt Registered Users Posts: 705 Curl Neophyte
    I'd like to see a diagram of how how hair is sectioned and held, and what angle the scissors are held at.
  • CurlyChrisInTheSticksCurlyChrisInTheSticks Registered Users Posts: 40
    There is a diagram on this page; for some reason I couldn't get a copy. Must be restricted. HTH

    http://www.hairfinder.com/hair/hairslightlyup.htm

    Chris
    CurlyChrisInTheSticks
    Shoulder Length Brunette
    3a/3b
  • MixedUpCurlyChickMixedUpCurlyChick Registered Users Posts: 2,568 Curl Neophyte
    This is interesting...have u seen pictures of this cut done on curly hair? I'm curious how it looks...maybe I could bring that to a stylist...
    There is a diagram on this page; for some reason I couldn't get a copy. Must be restricted. HTH

    http://www.hairfinder.com/hair/hairslightlyup.htm

    Chris
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  • CurlyChrisInTheSticksCurlyChrisInTheSticks Registered Users Posts: 40
    Yes, me. I had this cut done in Chicago. My curls seem to be more in control, according to my mom.
    CurlyChrisInTheSticks
    Shoulder Length Brunette
    3a/3b
  • MixedUpCurlyChickMixedUpCurlyChick Registered Users Posts: 2,568 Curl Neophyte
    Would u be willing to post before and after pics? I'm curious to see what it looks like...
    Yes, me. I had this cut done in Chicago. My curls seem to be more in control, according to my mom.
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  • FallOutCurlFallOutCurl Registered Users Posts: 339 Curl Novice
    I like this when I cut my friends hair ill bare this in mind. i wish i could do this to my hair but my hair already grows in layers

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