How to cut your own hair

Even if you want to try it yourself, let’s be clear from the outset: it’s best to leave the haircut to the experts , so it is much more advisable to make an appointment with our trusted hairdresser, wait for the time and tell him how we would like him to cut our hair. And it is that there are many things that can end up going wrong when you become mischievous with a pair of scissors in your hand, so it is advisable to make an appointment whenever you are looking to make a big change. But if you need a quick cut (something more common and usual in boys, more than in women), there is no doubt that the possibilities are obviously much easier. So how can we count our own hair? It’s actually easier than you think. Luckily, if something goes wrong, we can always seek comfort by shaving off all our hair; or, at least, go to our hairdresser.

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There is no doubt: trips to the hairdresser, or the barber, can end up being cumbersome, especially when you do not have much time to say. And it tends to be even more so for people with shorter hair, which can make us have to go there on a regular basis, at least once a month. If we take this into account, it is normal that there are a huge number of men who simply prefer to cut their hair at home.

Luckily, self-cutting hair in the case of men tends to be much easier -as is evident- if we compare it with women, since generally men tend to have much shorter hair.

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What tools do you need

It is necessary to first take a look at the different tools that we need to buy, or have, before sitting down to cut our own hair.

For short hair we obviously need a hair clipper, scissors and a hand mirror. It is also possible that we need to have special scissors to thin our hair, and any product to style our hair once we have cut and washed it.

  • Scissors: even if your haircut is very short, it never hurts to have scissors to cut even part of the bangs or certain short hairs that the machine is not capable of picking up.
  • Hair machine: it is possible that with a machine for the whole body it will be worth it, it is not necessary to have a machine for everything. If you like to take everything to the same level, it is easy, with choosing a number you have it done. However, if what you want is to take it to several layers, for that the machine has a regulator and to be able to cut a very shaved part and the other with a little more volume.
  • Shaver: this machine is not the same as the previous ones nor does it give you the same touch, it is used to give the final touch when we have short hair and to make it softer.

The type of haircut

Everything will depend on the shape of your face. If it is the first time that you are going to cut your hair by yourself, do not get complicated, it is much easier to choose something easy and simple. We must bear in mind that you will not be able to have the same skill as our hairdresser, so we must choose a simple short and in the event that your style is long hair, perhaps you should only cut the ends, not only to heal your hair but not to make a mess of your hair.

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  • Choose a simple cut to cut your hair at home.
  • If your style is too complicated or if you have long hair, it is best to do the minimum, such as cutting the ends. Unless you prefer a new haircut.

Prepare your workspace

First of all, it is necessary to start by washing our hair with shampoo and conditioner, as you usually do on a daily basis. This will help you work better with the hair, as clean, damp hair helps keep the hair from getting caught in the tools you use to cut it. Dry your hair with the help of a towel and in this way you will be able to eliminate any type of tangle.

It is necessary to cut your hair in a place that is easy to clean. For example, the bathroom is usually the most appropriate place, because you can do it comfortably in front of the mirror (although you can also help yourself with a hand mirror). Place, if possible, a large towel under the chair where you are going to cut your hair, in this way, most of the hair will fall there and it will be easier to collect it. Another aspect to take into account is clothing, the most recommended is that you wear clothes that you wear at home or a simple t-shirt, try not to wear a sweater so that the hairs do not stay on your clothes.

How to cut your hair at home

Now we are going to tell you in more detail, step by step, how you should cut your hair at home.

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How to cut the bottom

Fix the chosen size in the measurement guides on the clipper. Always cut your hair in the direction of your hair growth, starting at the bottom like this, and moving the scissors upwards. It is convenient to carry out a few passes, in this way you will make sure that all the hairs are cut to the same size.

Cut the lower part a little shorter, changing the guide of the clipper to do so. Of course, to get your hair to look much more professional, we will then combine the two lengths to create a certain fade.

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Continue cutting

Now move towards the back of the head. With the help of a hand mirror you will see what you are doing. It is convenient to work slowly but steadily, carefully. Then cut the hair by moving the scissors up. Of course, as before, cut the bottom part a little shorter.

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Then swing the clipper or scissors up a bit, to blend some transition from the sides. Later, go back to the top, to make it longer.

How to do hair fade

Fading is a technique that should only be done when you have very short hair, or even when you have shaved your head. First of all, you must follow the advice that we have indicated above. But you will have to increase the contrast between the top and bottom length. This will help create a visible line between the two.

The position of the line will determine the type of fade. Thus, the line should be symmetrical and smooth around the head. Then you just have to soften this visible line, until it disappears.

How to cut the top

If you want to have your hair a little longer on top, it is always necessary to cut it with scissors. Otherwise, if you want the hair to be the same size, the ideal is to do it directly with the clipper.

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When you are going to do it with scissors, you should separate the hair into sections and always cut them in a straight line. An excellent option, especially to make sure that the hair is the same length with each cut, is to always compare it with the previous one.

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