How to cut hair yourself: 7 options to do at home

How to cut hair yourself: 7 options to do at home

How to cut hair yourself: 7 options to do at home

Who is a fan of “do it yourself”, wants to know how to cut their hair themselves! Whether due to lack of money, lack of time or having gone through unpleasant experiences with a professional, it’s always good to know how to get by, even if it’s just to appeal in some moment of emergency or to be able to test different cuts at different times in life .

So, here are some tutorials for you to learn possible and simple cuts to make yourself. Just have the indicated material and follow the guidelines correctly! But, it is always worth remembering that the first few times it is possible that the result will not be perfect. So it is important that you are open to it and only take risks when you feel confident to do so.

Before starting any of the options, wash your hair and untangle the strands well while they are still damp. With a fine-tooth comb, divide the hair in half and comb it until it’s all even. Ready! Now choose the cut you like, get brave and go for it!

How to cut hair yourself – just the ends

  • After you have straightened out the strands, hold the lock on one side of the hair between your fingers, with your head straight and without pulling the hair to the front of your face.
  • With the help of the other hand, slide your fingers to the height you intend to take.
  • Twist your fingers so you can see in the mirror and cut close to them.
  • Do the same thing on the other side, but remember to cut exactly the same amount so it doesn’t get crooked.
  • Then comb your hair well and make sure the length is equal on both sides.
  • If not, repeat the operation on the side that got bigger, but don’t overdo it. Better to go little by little than cut more and then have a shorter result than what you were looking for.

How to cut hair yourself – in V

  • For this cut, after correctly dividing and combing the strands well, bring each side to the front of the shoulder.
  • Secure each part with a rubber band below the ears.
  • The further down you are looking, the sharper the V will be.
  • Position your hand exactly above the height you want to maintain.
  • Make a straight cut. Ready! When you release the strands, you will see the V effect at the ends.

How to cut hair yourself – in layers

  • For this cut, after splitting your hair, look down with your head at ninety degrees.
  • Flip the hair in front of the face, combed from the roots to the ends.
  • Then, without lifting your head, go holding each piece and cutting in a straight line.
  • When you lift your head, the layers will be well marked.

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How to cut hair yourself – straight

  • After dividing and combing the still damp strands, separate the hair in half and secure each half with an elastic band below the ears, at the height you want to cut.
  • Make sure the elastics on both sides are at the same height.
  • Cut below where you marked very straight, leaving no edges.
  • Then release the hair and check with the help of a second mirror how the hair looks on the back.
  • If necessary, hit any leftover ends.

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How to cut hair myself – chopped

  • This one is easy! Fasten a ponytail on top of your head, tight and untangled.
  • Line up from your forehead, marking with your fingers the length you leave your hair.
  • Make a straight cut and loosen your hair. It will gain a natural peaking with a lot of movement.
  • Tip: start without removing too much hair and measure the length when you let go. So, if you want even shorter, just repeat the operation.

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How to cut hair yourself – short

  • This option is a little more complex, but it is possible to get a good result.
  • Divide hair into quarters, like a cross, and pin it securely to the base in the middle of each quadrant.
  • Start by cutting the two parts closest to the back of your head. Define exactly the length you want to leave and pass the scissors in a straight cut.
  • Then repeat the operation on the top two parts.
  • If you want to make your hair more frizzy, cut off one to two fingers longer than the bottom strands. If you want to make your hair longer, cut one to two fingers less than you cut the first strands.

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How to cut the bangs alone

  • Separate the entire part of the fringe with the help of a fine-tooth comb. You’re going to start cutting in half and then you’re going to go to the ends.
  • Use your fingers to set the height you want the bangs to be and pinch exactly where you want to cut.
  • Run the scissors under your fingers, very close to them.
  • When finished, check if there is any end and go straight with the help of a fine-tooth comb.

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The material is critical to successful cutting!

Pay attention to what you will need to cut your hair correctly. The first thing is hairdressing scissors. You can find it in hair specialty stores. It doesn’t let the hair stick, it’s super sharp and it leaves the hair straight. This is critical! If you use stationery scissors, the hair will escape and the result will be crooked.

In addition to the scissors, you will need a fine comb, hair clips and a large mirror, it could be your bathroom mirror, if the place is well lit. Ready! You are equipped to start cutting your own hair.

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Ana Beatriz Furtado

Brazilian journalist, specializing in entertainment content production for the digital market. She was a reporter for Jornal do Brasil where she wrote a column on fashion and beauty in the Barra section, she worked for 5 years in TV Globo entertainment.

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