Cutting your hair at home can seem exciting and complicated. In fact, this is becoming more and more fashionable, as hairdressers become online consultants to guide clients through this adventure. While we may not be as skilled as a professional, there may be small improvements or changes we can make at home if we’re feeling adventurous.
That’s why today we at the club are going to give you some tips to make the most of our homemade haircuts. At the end of the article, we thought it would be good to see how to cut bangs as it’s a little more complicated than we expected!
Don’t skip the basics. This might seem like obvious advice, but just as an example, remember that even something as simple as blunt scissors can damage your hair, so it’s best to have a sharp one no matter what type of hair you have. You might even consider buying professional scissors.
Depending on your hair type, the tool you need may also vary. For example, a wide-toothed comb works best for curly hair, and a fine-toothed comb works best for straight hair that requires more precision.
The same goes for rubber bands or barrettes that you can use to easily separate your hair. Clips can help you gain precision when cutting straight hair with less volume.
Here is a list of items you may need:
- sharp scissors
- Scrunchies and/or clips
- spray bottle
Remember: if you have very textured hair, it’s easier to cut it dry so you don’t cut too much, as curly hair is longer and less voluminous when wet. You can also try spraying it with water.
2. If you don’t have layers, you can shorten your ponytail.
Start by combing your hair well, so as not to create knots when cutting. Try your normal styling technique but also lean over and finish by combing your hair from the back to remove all the knots in the back and create a ponytail.
Then use a ruler as a guide to determine how much you want to cut, and use your fingers or a bobby pin to mark the length. Again, remember that a little goes a long way.
3. Point cut the split ends upward.
Once you are done with the front section, you can deal with split ends, dry ends, and under-layered sections. You may remember how hairdressers often end up grabbing the ends of your hair to cut them to the point.
Do the same by cutting the ends with the scissors, pointing toward the floor, and following the direction of the hair, as in the illustration above.
Bonus: How to cut bangs successfully
Bangs can change completely your look, but it’s not the easiest haircut to achieve without constant maintenance. Investing in a mask for your bangs can come in handy.
To cut the ends of your bangs, start by dividing your hair into 3 parts: front, middle, and sides. The sides can be cut back, while the front is twisted and tapered for a natural shape. Finish them off by letting go of the rest of the fringe and leveling them to your liking.