With God’s grace, the COVID-19 is losing its grip but we still have to be extra careful! But the one thing that we are missing is getting a haircut in a salon which is just not possible yet. As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, state and local authorities are mandating brief closings of hair salons, among other glamour businesses, across the nation.
So what are you deemed to do when excessive bangs, split ends, and unshapely layers start to wreak devastation? When you’re exercising social distancing and lingering at home as much as feasible, getting hands-on your own hairs to cut seem like a viable solution — or probably the only solution.
Professional Advice on Cutting your Own Hairs
We’ve asked some of our preferred and most professional hairstylists for their most useful advice on how to cut your own hair at home for different types of hair that include, straight, wavy, and loosely curled hairs. Because if you carelessly need to take matters into your own hands, you’re going to need some expert guidance first.
First, make a decision by yourself that you really need a haircut.
There’s a reason you’d usually have to attend a salon and pay an equipped professional to get a haircut. Not only do they have the required skillset to change the overall look of your hair, but they’re also outfitted with certain tools that you might not have instant access to in your home. So, of course, stylists are assisting their clients to wait as long as feasible before experimenting by themselves.
“With all this talk of at-home, do-it-yourself haircuts, I can’t help but freak out a little,” states New York City-based hair specialist Mr. Erickson Arrunategui. “You don’t want to end up like that one meme of the girl who cut her bangs to her hairline.”
If you’re all set to cut, you should have the right tools on hand.
You may think it’s okay to grab a pair of kitchen scissors laying in your home junk drawer, but it could be a disaster, according to Marjan. “Don’t use kitchen scissors!” she says. “They aren’t sharp enough and can push the hair as they cut, resulting in crooked lines that are hard to fix.
You can find a variety of tools online from Target, Amazon, and more. So, let us start with clean, dry, and styled hair.
Except you have natural curls or coils, possibilities are your stylist commonly wets your hair before cutting it. While it might seem like a good idea to copy your usual salon experience by cutting your own hair while it’s wet, Fitzsimons describes why that’s not specifically the case. “Wet hair concedes [stylists] to be much more careful with producing clean lines, but they were also trained to do that,” he says.
If you find it more comfortable to cut wet hair, Fitzsimons suggests doing so as long as you “make sure you’re satisfied versus just trying to memorize what your decorator does.”
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Still, the best way to guarantee that your DIY haircut comes out the way it should be is to start with dry hair that, for the largest part, seems like it would on any other day. “Make sure hair is clean and blow-dried direct or how you wear it normally so you have a clear and practical vision of the cut,” Marjan advises. This, she says, will help to “avoid any astonishments, like how much the hair will shrivel up when it’s dry.”
Whether you cut your hair while it’s dry or wet, shampooing and conditioning it before doing so is an absolute necessity, according to Marjan. “If hair is oily or dirty, it will cling together and create an uneven finish,” she explains.
Start with small, minor cuts.
Obviously, now is not the time to experiment with a drastic new style. The more drastic a cut you try to achieve at home, the more you run the risk of a major mishap. Marjan and Fitzsimons advise working in small sections and cutting hair little by little. “Don’t cut to the length you want the end result to be at first — start smaller and work your way up,” Fitzsimons says. “Remember, you can always trim more, [but] it is unfortunately not possible to put [hair] back once you’ve chopped.”
Marjan suggests operating in very small segments — just an inch or two wide when opened as thin as possible connecting your fingers — starting at the very front. “You can see where the hair will land, then use that part as a guide for the excess of the hair,” she says. Make sure to have a set of alligator jaw clips on control to safely acquire any stray sections while cutting.
Pay attention to the trail of your hair and your shears.
Now comes the part where you truly cut your hair, and the way you hold your segments and shears can considerably impact how your at-home hairstyle will turn out. Marjan suggests pulling the hair straight uphill with your fingers because it’s the simplest way to make sure hair width is even overall. Then, place your scissors likeness to the hair peeking through your fingers and snip hairs vertically rather than straight across.
Marjan warns that trying to cut new blows is a surefire path to grieve, but cutting existing ones is far more comfortable. She suggests sectioning your hair in a triangle as seen in this video of hers. When parting hair like this, Marjan likes to use the arches of her eyebrows as a guide to define the peripheral edges of the section. Then, you might want to take a deep breathing and relax your hands.
“Place the hair in a comb with no pressure,” she explains. “Use the comb as a guide for a decent line, then cut upwards with the scissors.” But whatever you do, be calm and keep your cuts minimum. Otherwise, you might wind up cutting your smacks way lower than you expected.
Hope you will get rid of excessive hairs as nobody loved unintended hair growth!