Whether you simply want to give your hair a bit of a trim, or even cut yourself some new bangs, there’s nothing wrong about cutting your own hair at home.
Although we don’t recommend our guide below for any drastic makeovers, read through some of our great tips to get rid of any stray hairs.
DO: Use sharp scissors
Use special hair scissors which are available at all drugstores in your city. They are super-sharp and won’t leave your hair blunt or damaged.
DON’T: Cut wet hair
If you’re planning shorten those layers in your fringe or length of your hair, make sure to work on dry hair. This way, it’s easier to see if you’ve made any mistakes rather than waiting until your hair dries.
DO: Divide hair into small pieces
Take it easy and cut your hair in small pieces, rather than putting your hair into a ponytail and going all Edward Scissorhands into your longer strands.
DON’T: Cut hair without doing your research
There are so many video tutorials on YouTube which show you step-by-step ways to cut hair at home. All you need to do is find one which is suited to the type and texture of your hair.
DO: Use a mirror
That is, at the back of your head. This way, you can easily see if your hair needs straightening or if it looks nice and even.
DON’T: Cut your hair before a big event
Or colour it yourself if you have an event just around the corner such as a wedding or formal. If something does go wrong, you can always slick it back into a ponytail, or put it up into a bun.
DO: Remember, it grows back
If you have made a mistake on your hair (we’ve all done it), remember that it does grow back. You can always go to the hairdresser and they can fix the problem in the meantime – just use this as a lesson!
What are some of your DIY hair blunders? Let us know in the comments.
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