My best advice is start small. I've cut my hair a couple times myself, and it's actually about a 3-4 day process. I wash my hair, put in my 'stuff', (gels, whatever) and let it air dry completely so it lays naturally and clumps big (well, as 'big' as my skinny hair will
clump). I just start cutting individual curls. I cut at the end of the curl and get rid of any stragglers, splits, ect. Make it a blunt cut. When I've done most of the curls I see that need it, I will then cut to 'shape'. For instance- the back was looking really crappy so I made some shorter layers. It was scary. Some curls I shortened 4 inches
, but left the bottom layer with as much length as possible. My bottom layer is my 'crappiest' and worst curl, but it gives me the length and thats important to me. The top of my hair that frames my face was NOT framing it so well. The 'bangs' were very long and layed terrible. So, I think I chopped a good 2-3 inches off just the front framing pieces. It 'bounced' them right up. Over the next few days, or each time I wet my hair, I will clip and snip pieces here and there. Oh, I also cut at night when I pineapple my hair - it's a good way to get the back side ends!!
Yes, my hair is uneven, but you can't tell (except my one oops area
) and I can even straighten it and it looks fine.
Go slow! Take your time. Remember, you can always do more, but you can't put it back.