Trying and liking new things.

I cut my own hair last night. I've actually been cutting my own hair since the summer and I'm getting better results than I ever did with salon cuts. I've only been wearing my hair wavy since I discovered its true waviness last spring and my last disasterous salon cut was before I discovered my waviness. I've lived in four different cities in the last five years so it is extra difficult to find a good stylist. I'd like to grow my hair out longer, but I'm trying to get rid of some awful layers that I think are the major cause of some stringy-ness I've got in my hair. I ended up cutting my hair to about shoulder length since I'm getting impatient with these layers. I really thought I would hate that length, but I love it! The layers aren't gone yet so there's still some annoying stringy-ness. I'm confident all the layers will be gone by summer if I keep it about this length. I'm still going to keep my cute side-swept bangs, though. I've also tried using gel instead of mousse with GF C&S leave-in conditioner. I have to admit that gel might not be as evil as I once thought since the C&S gets rid of any hardness from the gel. I still use SCC to control frizzies and smooth dry hair.
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I cut my own hair too although I don't think I'd have the guts to take it up to shoulder length. Saves an awful lot of money, plus I don't get talked into layers (always turns into "shelf hair" on me).
Fine Wavy (2a)
Weeklyish shampoo with CO's inbetween to keep down the grease.
Yeah, there's not much room for error once it gets that short. I'd already cut my hair a few time before so I was confident that I could do it easily. Luckily I didn't mess up. I did let my husband cut my hair a few years ago because it had been well over a year since my last haircut and I'd been pregnant during that time so my hair was probably the longest it had ever been and I was embarrassed to go to a salon. I think he ended up taking off about twice as much as I'd asked to get it even, but that's why I was conservative with the amount I asked him to cut off so it all worked out.
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I've been cutting (trimming) my own hair since I decided to grow it long. I don't trust hairdressers anymore. They ALWAYS take too much off. I think curly/wavy hair is much more forgiving. You don't have to be precise with the ends! I figure I know my own hair better than anyone, I should be able to cut it, right?
*CG for wavies. Type 2/3ab mix.
(overgrown) Inverted bob.
*Conditioner - VO5, Oyin, Goth Rosary
*Gel - Origins, Jessicurl or Lush
*Lo-Poo - Carols Daughter
You guys are brave. I'd really like to start cutting my own hair because most hairdressers around here have no clue what to do with my hair other than blow it out straight, and I'm sick of it. How do you cut the back of your hair?
2c; some 3a
Loving CO Bigelow Not Your Ordinary Condish, AG:recoil, and GF Curl-Shaping Spray Gel
There are a couple of ways to handle the back depending on the length of your hair. If it's at least shoulder-length, you can pick up random curls, pulling them away from your head and trim the ends. Don't worry if it's "even", you can't tell on curlies. You can also split your hair into two ponytails and pull them around either side of your head and lay them in front of your shoulders and trim. You can also "borrow" someone you really trust (I use my Mom) and have them trim the very bottom pieces by showing them exactly how much to trim.

Don't be scared, just start real small. Regular micro-trims are fairly easy and you get more confident each time. Just use super sharp scissors. You can sharpen them with any knife sharpener.
*CG for wavies. Type 2/3ab mix.
(overgrown) Inverted bob.
*Conditioner - VO5, Oyin, Goth Rosary
*Gel - Origins, Jessicurl or Lush
*Lo-Poo - Carols Daughter
I always do the ponytail method and trim straight across in the front, leaves it in a slight V shape, but I kinda like it.
Fine Wavy (2a)
Weeklyish shampoo with CO's inbetween to keep down the grease.

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