How to Trim Your Own Hair

how to trim your own hair

After going into the salon a few years ago for a simple one inch trim that ended with my hair being 3 inches shorter and costing me seventy dollars, I decided to start trimming my own hair.  It’s actually way easier than it looks.   Plus it saves money and time and can help stimulate hair growth if you do it every six weeks.  It’s also a great option for keeping your hair healthy while you are trying to grow it out.

Watch the video below to learn how to trim your own hair:

Tutorial Steps:

  1. Section out a one inch wide section of hair and secure the rest of your hair to the other side.
  2. Wrap hair over index finger and hold firmly
  3. Very slowly slid hand and down still holding the section of hair between your fingers (the ends of each hair should pop up)
  4. Carefully snip one millimeter off the ends that pop up as you slide your hand downward
  5. When you reach the end of the section carefully snip off one millimeter of hair off the ends
  6. Wrap section around the back of the head.
  7. Section off another one inch wide section directly above the first section and repeat steps 2-7
  8. Continue working upwards in one inch sections until you have trimmed your entire head.

Tips: Works best on freshly washed hair.  Small scissors work best.  More tiny snips is better than less big snips.
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7 thoughts on “How to Trim Your Own Hair

  1. Monique

    No way! I did try it once when I was young and locked myself in my room for a month. Not going to happen again even if it looks so simple.

  2. Shannon

    I actually have thought about doing this since getting a hair cut is so expensive, but I am so scared! May have to try though now that I saw this! Thanks!

    <3 Shannon
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