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Cutting hair yourself: professional tips and bad mistakes

Cutting hair yourself: professional tips and bad mistakes
Cutting hair yourself: professional tips and bad mistakes

Your hairdresser is closed or you cannot get an appointment? We’ll tell you how you can cut your hair at home and when you should leave it better.

Hairdressers are currently closed due to the corona crisis. So what to do if the bangs are too long, split ends are spreading at the tips of the hair or the current hairstyle no longer pleases? Cut the hair yourself?

This is not always a good idea, because if you lend a hand yourself, you risk not only a failed cut but in the worst case, broken hair. We will tell you when you can cut your hair yourself and when you should better leave it to the professional.

Can I cut my hair myself?

The general rule: If you want a perfect hairstyle, you shouldn’t cut your hair yourself. For the sake of hair, it is better to wait until the hairdressers are open again. This is especially true for anyone who wants a radical change in types, such as short hair or new hair color.

If only small handles like that are involved pony recut, the Peaks of Split ends to free or Touch up the sides and neck, this can exceptionally be done at home. However, you should consider a few things when cutting your own hair so as not to damage your hair in the long term.

Cutting hair yourself: the biggest mistake

Have you made the decision to cut your hair yourself and already have scissors ready? STOP! Using unsuitable scissors is the biggest mistake when cutting hair! Blunt scissors or scissors that are not specially designed for cutting hair damage the hair extremely.

The wrong tool ensures that the hair tips are not cut cleanly, but are squeezed or torn off. The result: split ends and broken, dull-looking hair that later have to be cut off generously by the hairdresser.

Cutting hair at home: what do I need?

The most important thing if you want to cut your hair yourself is the right tool. This is the very first thing special hair scissors. The blades of these hairdressing scissors are extra sharp.

The following applies to short hair: You can use an adjustable one Hair trimmer or one Hair clipper get back in shape. But more on that later.

You also need one to cut hair at home Comb – without it, the haircut will not be accurate. A sufficiently large one mirror and a towel for the shoulders.

Tip for long hair: Beginners should not cut the back section of the hair themselves. In that case, you’d better get them the Help of a second person with a calm hand.

Last must-have when cutting hair at home: good light! If it’s too dark, DIY hair cutting can end up in a hairstyle disaster.

Cut yourself: wet or dry hair?

While the hairdresser’s hair is usually washed or at least moistened before cutting, dry cutting is recommended at home.

The reason: with dry hair, it is easier for beginners to see how the hair needs to be cut because the hair falls naturally. Especially when it comes to the exact Hair length goes, e.g. when cutting the pony yourself, the hair should be dry.

Wet and combed hair is longer so that too much is cut off quickly. This applies particularly to wavy and curly hair. Here the difference in hair lengths between dry and wet is even more serious.

By the way, the best time for a haircut at home is a few hours after washing your hair. Important: used before DIY haircut no styling products like foaming agent or hairspray.

Cut the pony yourself: Instructions in the video

Who one Bangs hairstyle has to be recut regularly. To save money or because the hairdresser is closed, many use the scissors themselves. But cutting pony at home can go wrong. This is demonstrated by countless videos of failed self-tests on the Internet.

So that this doesn’t happen to you, we have one Cut the instructions for the pony yourself created. It tells you the dos and don’ts of trimming the pony.

When shouldn’t I cut the pony myself?

Who currently has none Bangs hairstyle and thinking about cutting the bangs yourself should quickly dismiss the thought. First of all, as a layperson, you cannot estimate what type of bangs you like (whether straight, oblique, full or fringed). In addition, the cutting of different ponies has many pitfalls. So leave the type change to the professional!

Cut the tips yourself: remove the split ends

Even if some shampoo advertisements promise otherwise: split ends cannot be repaired. To remove it, only the handle to the scissors remains. Professionals recommend cutting the tips every three months so that the hair can grow beautifully healthy. But what to do if the hairdresser is closed?

The emergency solution: cut the tips of the hair yourself and remove the split ends. It is very important to use special hairdressing scissors to use. Blunt scissors would only make the split ends problem worse. Tips that circulate on the net, such as “cutting split ends with nail scissors”, you can safely forget.

Removing split ends: Instructions for Twist Cut

Important in advance: You should do the split twist cut on dry hair.

1. Comb the dry hair well. And divide a strand about 1 cm wide and put the remaining hair back with a clip. Start at one side of the parting.

2. Turn this strand of hair tightly from top to bottom, this will cause the split ends of the hair to stick out.

3. Now go with the hairdressing scissors along the twisted strand from top to bottom and carefully cut off the protruding split ends.

4. Lay the finished strand to the other side and pinch it away. Now take the next strand. At the back of the head, you can get help from a second person.

Simply cut split ends at home with a split trimmer

Another faster technique to cut the ends of your hair at home is to use a special split trimmer like the ‘Split Ender Pro 2’. The device cuts the split ends without shortening the hair lengths.

To do this, the split trimmer is pulled through the carefully combed hair like a straightening iron, strand by strand. The protruding, split ends of the hair, which point up and down, are cut off.

Using the split trimmer is easier than the twist cut. However, the device for cutting hair at home also has its price. The Split Ender Pro 2 costs around 200 USD.

Cutting hair yourself: Bob as a DIY project?

Of the bob is rightly one of the most popular hairstyles for women. But can you get the trend hairstyle at home? Our recommendation for everyone who wants to cut a bob: Better not!

As simple as the bob may look, the trend hairstyle has it all. In particular, the gentle gradations in hair lengths from front to back make the bob a rather sophisticated haircut that belongs in professional hands.

It looks a bit different if you already have a bob and just wants to remove the split ends. You can do this yourself as described above – if the hairdresser has closed.

Cut short hair yourself: For advanced users

If you think that it is easier to cut short hair yourself, you are wrong. A Short haircut forgive no mistakes! Because here – unlike long hair – edges and steps are immediately visible. If you want a perfect short haircut, you should better wait for the hair appointment.

If you can’t or don’t want to wait, our recommendation is: Limit yourself to only minor improvements. One of the things you can do at home is easy to Trim the sides or that Shave the neck.

Cutting hair yourself for men: trim carefully

Lovely Short hairstyles, whether in men or women, are characterized by their accurate lines. If the pages become too long and reach over the ears or the hair has grown back on the neck, this can look neglected.

The emergency solution: Uses a hair trimmer or hair clipper to shorten the sides and neck or to cut the contours. You can adjust the hair trimmer in the appropriate hair length so that the result is even. Important when trimming the short hair over the ears: Use a comb here too. This is the only way to achieve a clean cutting edge.

When cutting hair with a trimmer, you should always use a hair length attachment (specified in millimeters). Otherwise, you risk cuts and edges. Exception: the neck. It must be shaved without a hair length attachment. But you shouldn’t try to shave the neck yourself. Get help with this. It is important to proceed carefully from the bottom up.

Also note: What’s up is down! Therefore, when cutting hair with the trimmer or hair clipper, start with a larger hair length setting and only feel for the shorter hair length very slowly.

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Written by Virgilio Arcuri

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