While several women go to the salon monthly for trims and coloring, some of them enjoy doing their own hair at home. There are plenty of advantages, especially when it comes to saving money. I enjoy doing my own because I know exactly what I like and plan on doing as well. I have some tips when it comes to trimming hair at home, but before I do, I have a couple things to mention.
First off, do not change your own hair if you are not comfortable with it. If you are comfortable but it’s your first time cutting, I suggest only a small trim. Start out slow. There is plenty of good advice all over the internet, it just takes some research. Going into doing your hair will turn out better if you have a plan and even some practice. If you plan on doing a big change, such as drastic color change or from long to short hair, I recommend going to the professionals.
Here are a few tips for hair cutting at home:
Choose good quality scissors. You don’t have to spend $100 on them, but at least go to a beauty store and choose a better brand. Believe me, this is much more of an investment and save you money in the long run. Do not use ones for paper!
You can trim your hair wet or dry. Several stylists are known to cut hair wet because it’s smoother, easier and the uncomfortable little hairs won’t irritate the skin or get stuck in your clothes. Have a squirt bottle nearby. Others prefer to be dry. I am one of them. I like to straighten my hair and cut so I know exactly how it will turn out. The hair will dry shorter than it appears wet.
Start with the very bottom first. You have control of how short you are going, by starting at the bottom; you’ll be guaranteed to know that will be the longest part. Pin up sections of your hair and let more down as you go.
Have a hand mirror ready. Some can get away without it, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. It can be extremely helpful to at least see the back of the head.
What do you think? Not only for split ends but after waiting too long, hair can grow uneven. A trim is good to do every two weeks, especially if you style it each day. It’s a great way to save money in between salon visits. Will you give it a shot?