Followed through with something from Pinterest? Nope. I have actually done quite a few projects from there but none worth sharing lol.
I actually decided to CUT MY OWN HAIR. First, let me tell you- my hair is insane. It is THICK and frizzy/curly/wavy and it’s LONG. It had been almost a full year since my last hair cut and I just hadn’t found “that” place around here that had great reviews and I could trust them with my
So I went to YouTube and found a few tutorials and came across this one where her hair was similar to the length and thickness of mine so I decided to try it. (Plus, I thought she was really pretty and knew what she was talking about. lol)
It was a really good tutorial but I have to say (and maybe this is obvious) but if you have curly hair, it’s not really the greatest tutorial to follow. I would pull my hair to the ends and compare to my “guide” but the longer hairs would curl up and I was like “OH CRAP WHERE IS MY GUIDE?!”
Another thing, I’m right-handed and unlike some other right handers, my left hand is almost completely USELESS. When I started to pull my hair straight to the tips it would start shaking while my right hand was coming at it with the scissors. It was pretty intense.
All in all though, a good hour and a half later, I did have my hair trimmed with long layers and I was actually quite proud of myself!
So here we go with some pictures.
This was my hair worn “au natural” curls (frizz) a little over a year ago, I’m in the middle if you can’t tell. (we were playing an AWFUL baby shower game… lol)
And here is a picture of it freshly cut and blow dried. Pay no attention to the white balance of this photo, my face isn’t ALWAYS this pink (but sometimes, yes, yes it is).
And since that takes a while to blow dry and “fancy up” I tend to just pull it back in a pony tail and wrap it around a few times to keep it from blowing crazy all over. So when I let my hair down Saturday evening, I thought to myself, I’m just going to do it. Just trim it up and take some weight off. It can’t be *that* hard. And I would say, it really wasn’t too hard. It was just a quick trim and my hair feels lighter and my ends look WAY better. So here is the before…
And here is the during…. mainly during a “holy shit, I’ve started, now I must finish” step….
And then afterwards, my hair was screaming to go frizzy… like it just felt so lightweight and happier that it could have made itself into an afro and had a disco party on my head (but I obviously had to call that off and use some leave-in conditioner in it- so believe it or not, this is it CALM)
So the next day, I couldn’t take it and straightened my hair with my fave straightener. (I’ve gone through 3 in the past 15 years, I LOVE them). Also, my mom and her friends (she was having a sorority girls’ getaway, yes you read that right) said I needed to smile so here is the official after. Smile and all.
So there ya go. If I can cut my own hair, anyone can. LOL It is definitely something I will do in the future also. And the husband thinks it looks marvelous but I think that’s just because he’s a MAJOR cheap ass and happy I didn’t spend any money