Those who cut their own hair...

How do you do it? Wet or dry? Styled or not? Sectioned? Individual snips, or more standard cuts?

How about cutting away the dead ends? Especially if your hair is long - how do you handle that yourself?

I Have been cutting my own hair for years - basically just cleaning up layers, snipping individual curls as needed, etc. But I usually still go in for an overall cut ever 4-6 months.

Would love to hear what some of you do!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
I cut mine wet. ...probably not popular around here. I section it...top, middle, and bottom...sometimes, just two sections...top and bottom. The top, I divide up into smaller sections and cut those straight across from corner of eye to corner of eye. The middle section, I also divide up and cut from bottom to top. That gives me layers. Sometimes, in the back I'll cut an individual curl after my hair is dry if I think it's too long. I never do that in the front. My part is zig-zagged and doesn't exactly look the same each time, so I don't ever cut my hair to fit my part (curl by curl when my hair is dry and styled). It works for me, though.
Started CG July 8, 2008


3

Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
Rinse out: Ion Effective Care Treatment
Leave-in/Styling: Moisture Maniac with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner on top
Protein Treatment: Nutress Moisturizing Protein Pack
Deep Condition:Acure Moroccan Argan Conditioner+Sally's GVP Balm
Oh, I always would cut mine wet, too, so no worries! Then after styled and dry, I'd go back and snip as needed to match my curl pattern. Whenever I cut it, I part it in the center, and touch up snip with a basic just off center or on center part. That way if I diagonal, zigzag, center or side part it, it's still going to work.
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
sinistral55
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Dang, I can't even remember. I think I did it wet once and dry once (? I can't believe I've forgotten already.)




Here's the article: Cutting Hair with Lightning Speed - For Dummies


I got a Deva Cut back in August, and got a trim at Fantastic Sam's last month. The layers now do not blend AT ALL, and the sides are awfully triangle-y.

I'm so tempted to cut it myself but 1) I don't want to mess it up further...2) I don't know HOW to fix the bad layers.....3) the growing-out process from my buzz cut several years ago was painful and I'm NOT willing to sacrifice length.
Oh, I always would cut mine wet, too, so no worries! Then after styled and dry, I'd go back and snip as needed to match my curl pattern. Whenever I cut it, I part it in the center, and touch up snip with a basic just off center or on center part. That way if I diagonal, zigzag, center or side part it, it's still going to work.
Originally Posted by Jas76
Thanks. Oh, you cut yours wet too? Great! I've only recently started snipping individual curls that need it, but they are always in the back. It makes me very nervous though. But, since it's just a couple or so, I'm beginning to be ok with it.
Started CG July 8, 2008


3

Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
Rinse out: Ion Effective Care Treatment
Leave-in/Styling: Moisture Maniac with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner on top
Protein Treatment: Nutress Moisturizing Protein Pack
Deep Condition:Acure Moroccan Argan Conditioner+Sally's GVP Balm
Dang, I can't even remember. I think I did it wet once and dry once (? I can't believe I've forgotten already.)




Here's the article: Cutting Hair with Lightning Speed - For Dummies


I got a Deva Cut back in August, and got a trim at Fantastic Sam's last month. The layers now do not blend AT ALL, and the sides are awfully triangle-y.

I'm so tempted to cut it myself but 1) I don't want to mess it up further...2) I don't know HOW to fix the bad layers.....3) the growing-out process from my buzz cut several years ago was painful and I'm NOT willing to sacrifice length.
Originally Posted by sinistral55
That is a scary pic. I always have to section my hair in order to cut it. When I first started cutting my hair, I did mess it up...too short, etc. Now, it's mostly ok. I cut my husband's hair too, but I do it a bit differently since his hair is short. It's also curly though, so it forgives me for any mistakes.

Sorry your hair is not making you happy. Did you like your Deva cut? I've never had one. If you liked it, maybe you should go back. Or, you can always start playing around with cutting your hair...get some hair cutting books or watch some videos. I just asked my mom, since she always cut my hair when I was growing up. She was not a stylist. She just decided to start cutting her hair and ours. Maybe you could take a small section and practice, so that it might not be that noticeable. I make sure my hair is the same length around. I usually wear it in a bob. Then, I take a small section...maybe from middle of my ear to the front...just my middle section. I leave the top alone until last. I pull it straight out and cut upwards from the bottom to the top. Usually when I pull that section straight out, the top part of it is longer than the bottom. I just cut straight up so that the section is the same length out from bottom to top. I don't usually cut any from the bottom...just some going up. That way, I still have the same length, but I now have layers. Does that make sense?

Anyhow, good luck with your hair.
Started CG July 8, 2008


3

Co-wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle or Trader Joe's Nourish Spa
Rinse out: Ion Effective Care Treatment
Leave-in/Styling: Moisture Maniac with Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner on top
Protein Treatment: Nutress Moisturizing Protein Pack
Deep Condition:Acure Moroccan Argan Conditioner+Sally's GVP Balm

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