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Haircuts at Home

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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3 thoughts on “Haircuts at Home

  1. Home haircuts save a lot of money, no doubt! My husband is the family barber and stylist, I get my long hair trimmed every couple months and my two teen boys get their haircuts every three weeks, hubby cuts his own hair as well. Having the right tools and supplies to do the haircuts properly is definitely worth the investment. He does an excellent job every time, he has gotten a lot of experience easily giving each of my boys over a hundred haircuts each using the set of Wahl Designer clippers and the Peanut clippers for the sideburns and neckline. He paid about ten times as much for his Japanese steel hair shears, but good tools are worth the cost.

    1. That sounds like a great system!

      1. Yes, much easier for me, a lot less work having hubby cut my hair, he has plenty of practice and I know he would definitely not screw it up.

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