A step towards minimalism, inspired by necessity and the pandemic… Haircuts.

My husband has been cutting his own hair for years. We already had clippers. I bought a new pair of hair cutting scissors. I wanted a new, sharp pair.

My hair is quite long. I had not had a haircut in at least 6 months. In that time, I had started to trim the ends myself. Then my bangs. But overall, I was feeling more and more shaggy. My hair tangled easily and the ends were pretty damaged.

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I watched YouTube videos and started gathering my courage. Finally, I convinced myself that my hair was long enough that if I completely botched it, I would still have some hair left, and could pay someone else to fix it.

As a side note, one benefit of the departure from normal routines is the chance to revamp our routines. Damaged, colored, highlighted, and heat-styled hair. Natural color and texture emerges. Of course, for many of us this reminded us why we have our usual routines.

Personally, I decided to grow out my hair. I found the best list with simple, good advice for anyone wanting to grow their hair longer here.

In the end, I discovered a new respect for stylists who give haircuts professionally.

I ended up following the video from Pick Up Limes here. It took a while, and my arms got tired, but I am very happy with the result!

Verdict: go for it!

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