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I cut my own hair because my hair is extremely thick and long and it grows very fast. Normally, people grow on average 1/2 an inch a month. My hair grows at a speed of 1 inch a month.
I also don`t enjoy getting my hair done at a salon either. It takes about 3 hours to get a hair cut and the stylists always cut my hair shorter than I want it. So I just trim it myself at home.
I actually just trimmed my hair this morning as the back of my hair was growing past my hip.
Here`s a quick guide to trim your own hair without ruining your length or hairstyle. This is great for those who have dry ends or split ends and you just want to get rid of them.
You will need a pair of professional hair stylist scissors as they are designed to cut hair. You can easily find them at a salon for cheap, usually under $20.
I find that it`s best to cut your hair when it`s full dry and straight. This way, you can get a better idea of the length. Start from the back and work your way front. This should take about 30 minutes.
1. Tie the front portion of your hair up so you can work with the back.
2. Hold a 2 inch piece of hair, start from the 3/4 from the ends.
3. Bend your hair around your finger. You should see wisps of hair pointing out while the rest of the hair is bent inwards from your finger.
4. Trim those ends about 1 cm especially if you see split ends or white balls at the tips. The white balls come from your hair breaking off at that point.
5. Once you`re done, slide your finger a bit down, bending the hair again and you`ll see more wisps. Trim those again.
6. Repeat this process and you`ll end up with trimming way most of your split or dry ends without sacrificing your hair style or length. I do this once every 2 months.
7. Once you are done your back, tie the back into a bun and then untie the front ponytail and start the process again.
8. This should only take you about 30 minutes to 1 hour as it is a quick trim. Once you get used to it, you can do this periodically to keep the ends of your hair from getting splitting ends.
Remember, if you have layers and if you want a more natural look, cut at an angle rather than straight. This way, your hair looks more natural and not a straight cut.
Hope that helps!
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