Are you having a bad hair day? If you count yourself among those who are itching to chop their hair off, then read on. We’ve compiled some valuable tips for you so you can get a decent cut right at the comfort of your own home.
Barbershops have closed, and house calls are forbidden. With no professional hairstylists available to give your usual crew cut, faux hawk, or quiff, you’d most likely resort to cutting it yourself.
If you can’t wrap your head around the idea of growing your hair long, asking your other half, family member, or close friend to do the honors would most probably be your best bet. But what happens when you live alone? Is it time to summon your inner barber? Would you go to great lengths just for a trim?
To help you out, here are our top tips for cutting your manly mane at home:
1. Get the correct tools.
When you’re gung-ho on getting your locks trimmed yourself, then invest in the right shearing tools.
Only use scissors specifically designed to cut hair. Never use craft or kitchen scissors. Also, steer clear of the thinning scissors that sometimes come with a DIY haircutting kit. Scissors not meant for cutting hair can bend the hair and ruin your hair cuticle. Using the wrong kind of scissors can lead to split ends.
When choosing clippers, make sure that you go for trusted brands. There are plenty of quality ones at mid-range prices but still feature a good motor and decent blades. It usually comes with a basic set that includes a blade guard, clipper grease and oil, comb attachments, a user’s manual, and a warranty.
2. Know the cut.
The buzz cut, the pompadour, or the modern comb-over. These are just some of the styles that you can ask your hairstylist to do. However, will you be able to recreate what the experts do?
When doing a DIY haircut at home, it’s best to first decide on what cut you want. Do your research. Browse through haircut and style sites to know the different kinds of cuts there are. Make a shortlist of the ones that are more to your taste.
More importantly, assess your abilities. Do you think you can easily do a Caesar cut? Would a bald fade be more to your level? Or would you instead just go shave it all off?
3. Learn from experts.
You just can’t wing it. Unless you’re Edwards Scissorhands who can make masterpieces out of his sharp “fingers,” it would be best if you can get tips from the experts.
If you’re friendly with your hair groomer, then why not schedule an online tutorial? Some guys wouldn’t even mind paying for a consultation fee as long as they get pretty decent homemade haircuts.
Another option is to watch online videos. Find ones from haircutting masters. This way, the chances of getting a better cut are higher since most video tutorials can be pretty comprehensive and detailed.
You can also read tips and techniques. Some sites would even incorporate step-by-step photos on how to do it yourself.
4. Use the right products.
Before you cut your hair, stylists advise that you start with healthy hair. Unmanageable curls, brittle hair, or a problematic scalp can also affect the cut and style that you aim for.
The key here is to make sure that you first have healthy hair and scalp. Start with a clean slate by choosing a shampoo that contains all-natural ingredients. Our Hair Strength Shampoo efficiently cleanses your hair and scalp while ensuring that it retains its natural oils and moisture.
Pair it with the Hair Recovery Conditioner, a miracle worker in a bottle, and you’ll get softer come-comb-your-fingers-through-me hair. If you experience hair loss, the Hair Growth Serum penetrates hair follicles and trigger astonishing hair growth.
Better yet, why not get all three? Developed by hair experts, this trio of entirely natural and vegan products contains a mix of ingredients that do not contain sulfates or silicones. Every bottle includes our trademark Bio-Pilixin® Formula, developed to revitalize the scalp's natural condition and rejuvenate hair growth.
It also works in combination with the HotFlux® ingredient and stimulates blood flow to ensure optimal nutrient delivery to the hair roots. With Capilla Longa (touted to be the 3D bioprinter for hair) as the main active ingredient, you can enjoy softer, healthier, and thicker hair.
If you’re not a fan of man-buns or flowing manes, then an at-home haircut would ease your stress. Just make sure that you get the best tips from doing research, buy the correct tools, and maintain healthy hair and scalp. With these as foundations for your DIY hair project, your hair can turn to be the mane attraction.