Trimming your own hair short and evenly

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MackerelCat
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Trimming your own hair short and evenly

Post by MackerelCat » Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:05 pm

I have tried to explain this before, but it needs a visual aid. All you need is wet hair, a comb, a mirror, a stretchy cloth headband, and a pair of scissors to cut your hair short and evenly:
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This works best on wavy hair, and results in a short bobbed hairstyle. Because the edge of the headband gives you a border to use as you trim, a mirror to see behind you is not necessary. You just follow the edges of the band as you trim.

My hair had gotten long enough that I also trimmed the sides, following the line of the headband. It came out really cute.
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Re: Trimming your own hair short and evenly

Post by LWolfT » Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:16 pm

Cool ... I've never tried it with a headband. Always used masking tape.

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Re: Trimming your own hair short and evenly

Post by MackerelCat » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:43 pm

I've never tried it with tape! For slightly longer hair, you can move the headband down to your chin, but you won't be talking much while doing the haircut. :)
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Re: Trimming your own hair short and evenly

Post by blondeinbuffalo » Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:33 am

Great idea! I have to work up my nerve to try it! I have asked dh to help me trim my hair but he does not want to attempt it. cj

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Re: Trimming your own hair short and evenly

Post by MackerelCat » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:04 pm

If you do the big trim, would he be willing to comb it down and snip off any stragglers? There are usually a few slightly longer strands of a few hairs and I sort them out by feel.

My hair is very wavy and very forgiving, so I'm pretty comfortable trying dramatic stuff on it. I would not do this if my hair was straight, because straight hair shows every mark when you cut it.
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Re: Trimming your own hair short and evenly

Post by blondeinbuffalo » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:23 am

Mine is straight and wirey! a bad haircut shows on me. I have gotten some of the best haircuts at supercuts and fantastic sams, so it really has nothing to do with the price, imo. cj

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