How to Cut Your Own Hair

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With the economy in the state that it’s in, we are always looking for ways to save that extra buck. If you spend any time in a hair salon, then you know it can be expensive. Why not save some money and cut your own hair. It can be done, you just need a few items and some patience.
Each month it’s estimated that people spend about $20.00 to $100.00 on hair cuts. That’s about $240.00 -$1,200.00 just on hair cuts! You can save that if you learn how to manage your hair at home.

First thing I suggest is if you are looking for a different style, then you should let a professional cut your hair. But if you are happy with your current style and just need a trim, you can easily do it at home. Here is a list of things you will need to cut your hair.
Things you need to trim your own hair:

Sharp shears or scissors
Water bottle
Large mirror
Hand mirror
hair clips
towel or hair cape
comb
blow dryer

Always start your cut with clean damp hair. Having products in your hair such as gel or hairspray will make it difficult to get a good cut and it can be quite messy.
Always begin your cut with damp hair. If it’s drenched, it will be difficult to cut properly. If it’s completely dry, it is hard to handle. So just damp is perfect for trimming. Having sharp scissors will also improve your cut. Dull ones will just saw into your hair, giving it an uneven cut.
Always remember that hair shrinks once it is dry, so always trim less than what you need, this is especially true on bangs. You can always dry your hair and check the length. If it needs to be shorter, you can always redampen and trim some more.
It’s best to begin with sectioning off your hair with clips. Dampen your hair by spraying each section with the water bottle. Take your time and take small snips; you don’t want to take off too much. After each section, always make sure you check the mirror, front and back. Look for strands of hair you may have missed.
Take your time with each section and each cut. Rushing through will only created mistakes.
When you’re done, style your hair and again, check for missed strands. It is easy to miss strands of hair, especially when cutting your own hair.
With a little practice and lots of patience, you can trim your own hair in-between hairstyles. Don’t be afraid to ask a friend or family member look at your hair. It will be easier for someone else to see missed strands.

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