View Poll Results: Would you cut your own hair?
Sure. Doesn't everyone? 15 34.88%
Are you insane? 9 20.93%
Just to trim split ends 16 37.21%
I have friends/family cut my hair 3 6.98%
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Cutting your own hair

Anyone do it? Thoughts? Advice?

I just picked up a pair of Goody scissors at the drugstore tonight. I'm just thinking of a trim and don't want to pay $20 and get a really bad cut, or pay $70 to get a trim I could probably do myself.

My hair is all one length, no layers, so I'm thinkin': why not?
One time I let my boyfriend (at the time) cut my hair. The next time I went to get it cut at a place the girl asked me where I had gotten my last hair cut and I told her my boyfriend had done it. She said it was very crooked. I never knew the difference, but ever since I always go to a salon.
When I had long bangs I used to trim them myself. My stylist would always notice and tease me about what a bad job I did. I would say "that's why I come here instead of cutting it myself."

I just become all thumbs when trying to cut my own hair. If I could do it without looking the mirror it would probably work better.
I do microtrims on myself all the time. I figure since I have waistlength curly hair it doesnt have to be that even. Even though I use Feyes Method which you can find at, it comes out fairly even. If I went to my stylist for a trim I have to pay $50 so I save myself some money and I know exactly how much I am trimming off.
3a/b Growing long!!!
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I trimmed my hair last week over the sink, with my nail scissors, because I was too lazy to find my roommate's pair of scissors. Ironically, my hair came out looking the best ever! Every time I go to get my hair cut, I come out crying. And, since I am unfortunate enough to live thousands of miles away from NYC, I just trim my own.
I have tried a couple of times to cut my own hair and I stink at it! This last time I cut bangs. Well let say this; I WILL NEVER cut my own hair again. I still voted trimming split ends. I do that some times. Here and there. (hehe) More or less just remove the damaged ends from old highlights. When I have gotten rid of all of that I don't think I will do it any more.

I am impressed with people that manage cutting their own hair and it comes out nice. I wish I could do it.

I used to do my bangs all the time when I had them. Last year it was too long and one day I just decided to pull it all forward over my shoulders, cut some and see what would happen. I cut about 2 inches off and my husband had a heart attack when he came home from work and saw me! I am a bit anal retentive though (don't do it if you are too!! ) so I would keep looking and keep snipping. He made me make an appt. (which is how I met my current stylist that I love) and even my stylist said it was a little uneven but you wouldn't notice unless it was straight.

The other day I decided the back was a little too long so I snipped an inch off. My problem is though my DH and friends will tell me if it's even no onewill take the scissors and even it out for me. So I kept snipping again, until it was passable.

I never straighten it so it's all good!
2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
Thanks folks! I've found the results and advice really interesting.

Of course, I've been too busy [okay, lazy] to actually cut my own hair just yet. But it could happen still -- maybe this weekend ...
I do mini trims on my hair all the time when needed. I find it really easy, I'm good at it and it saves money. Make sure you invest in a pair of barber shears, they are only about $5, very well worth it if you are going to try and cut your own hair, plus being able to avoid constant split ends from using non-hair cutting scissors.
Sunny is 3c/4a.

Currently using Jessicurl Too Shea conditioner with honey, RR mixed with CC, pure shea butter or Elasta QP mango butter on ends of hair.
Just to trim the splits. I've trimmed my own hair in the past and I'll do it again if I have to but I'd rather not have to.
3a/b, fine, lots of it
I do mini-trims as well. I've been growing my hair out for sometime now and it's almost to my shoulders. I do have some straighter parts underneath near my neck which like to grow the fastest. I hadn't cut it in a looooong time and I noticed it getting a little thin near the bottom. I only cut a little at a time so I don't take off more then intended. I finished trimming this morning before I showered. It's definitely looking a lot neater today.
2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

Growing out a pixie as of November 2013

Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!
I'll keep doing it myself until it gets really long or really ugly. I don't trust anyone yet to do it and I'm growing it out. I want to get someone to even it up a bit, but don't want to spare any length at all, so I'll wait.
2a/3a thin, fine, half wavy/half curly.. half crazy
Growing long - CO and Low Poo - Biolage Gelee and Aloe Vera Gel - Ouidad deep treat
"learning to love me"
I cut my own hair. I can't afford (or lets say, just can't justify) to spend so much money for a hair cut. I went to a guy 4 years ago who was recommended on this site. He did a pretty good job. I just kind of maintained it, although it is about 4 inches shorter! I just need a couple of good mirrors and cut it so it lays right.
Type 3a/3b, fine/medium hair, modified CG since 12/2003, Using CHS Curl Keeper, Bioterra gel, Ojon, Elucence Password: curls[U][COLOR=#fe840d]
I cut my own hair. I can't afford (or lets say, just can't justify) to spend so much money for a hair cut. I went to a guy 4 years ago who was recommended on this site. He did a pretty good job. I just kind of maintained it, although it is about 4 inches shorter! I just need a couple of good mirrors and cut it so it lays right.
Originally Posted by curlymel
Wow, I am impressed.
I could never do that.

I cut my own hair a few times per year. I have found someone great who charges $15, but there are times when I can't afford that. I was a hairdresser before the kids and continue with some clients, so I "know" what I'm doing. It always reminds me about that adage about lawyers: a person who represents himself has a fool for a client. Fortunately, I always wear my hair curly and if there are mistakes they blend in.
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