So I have long hair to my shoulders but the maintance is a pain in the ass and it rarely looks good - I feel like it doesn't match my face, head shape, and body type that well and it's just overall offputting and it looks damaged/too rough.
The thing is I want to cut it myself so I can figure out what looks good (like I did with my beard) and so I don't have to rely on anyone to maintain my appearance.
But I'm worried it's going to look like shit because my hair just sucks regardless.
What should I do?
- Go for it! it's just hair it will grow back...20% (2)50% (2)29% (4)Vote
- Nah man, just go to a barber or salon. It's 30 minutes of your time an it's just faster & easier...50% (5)0% (0)36% (5)Vote
- Both - Go to a Barber/Salon guide who ever is cutting your hair on what you want. Watch He or She intently, then buy some clippers & scissor and try to follow the lines like a childs coloring book...30% (3)50% (2)35% (5)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
Did you cut it? Go a little short for a while.
I shape my eyebrows myself. Tweezer pluck yay.
And I cut my bangs myself when they get too long. But eventually they look mismatched with the rest, and when I try to trim my hair from the front, it looks self-cut and messy. You can't shape it properly from the back anyway. But yeah, I'm a frizzball.
Still, as the guys have suggested, go for a cut, do little maintenance yourself, then go for a fresh cut.
Do you use conditioner?
If you wanna go natural conditioner, try eggs. Then there's also beer.
I use almond oil, massage it in and leave it either overnight or at least half an hour, then shampoo it. It's worked really well compared to when I'd be using gooseberry oil. But I don't know if it'll work for your hair type. People in the West don't really use oil as a conditioner do they?
I remember my friends and I did a comparison in school once. The girl from HK had the thickest hair, mine was in between and rough, lol, and the English girl had the thinnest. So now I think that Western people have thin hair. That's been the stereotype in my head since, so I could be wrong I guess.1
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Most Helpful Guy
I started cutting my own hair back when I was a kid... however, even given all of my experience with self cuts, I still go to a proper stylist every 6months to get it shaped. I only do the bi-weekly maintenance myself.
I suggest if you're serious about cutting your own hair... do something along the same route as I'm currently doing. First go to a professional who can set you up with the cut you want and than simply work towards maintaining it.
A full on haircut with long hair is not an ideal place to start if you have absolutely no experience cutting your own hair- unless of course you're willing to completely shave it should things take a turn for the worse.2