How to cut your hair at home
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How to cut your hair at home

Follow these simple steps and learn how to cut your hair at home.

india Updated: Aug 11, 2010 02:20 IST

Follow these simple steps and learn how to cut your hair at home.

1. Wet your hair:

Wet hair is much easier to cut than dry hair. Start with freshly shampooed, tangle-free hair. Keep a bottle of water with a spray nozzle nearby so that you can dampen your hair if it begins to dry while you are working on it.

2. Invest in good pair of scissors:

Be sure that your scissors are nice and sharp to avoid pulling your hair. If you plan to cut your hair on a regular basis, it will be worth investing in a good quality pair of scissors, shears, or clippers designed specifically for use on hair.

3. Don’t go too short:

No matter what style you choose, cut a little at a time, especially if you are a beginner. You can always cut it a little shorter, but once you've gone too short, all you can do is wait for it to grow back!

4. Length is important:

Simple styles are best for home hair cuts. The easiest cut will be one length everywhere. Decide on an overall length and then grab your ruler. Working in small sections, comb your hair straight out from your scalp and hold a section smoothly between your index and middle fingers.

5. Be careful:

Measure the desired length and carefully snip off the excess. Continue in this manner till you get the desired cut. This method works equally well for both men and women, with long hair or short hair.

First Published: Aug 10, 2010 17:28 IST