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Cutting my hair
Wednesday 11th November 2020 8:54 pm

I hate going to hairdressers. This is why I have long hair - I only have to get it cut every six months (plus the hairdresser said that in order to get my hair looking good and suiting me while short I'd have to put stuff in it, thus negating the time-saver of having short hair). I hate that I have to sit still for ten minutes and then it costs me the best part of £20 (and I go to the cheap hairdressers where you queue rather than make appointments). And it annoys me that it's cheaper for men, regardless of the length of their hair.

And getting it cut in the summer would have been tricky with a mask on (they can't usually cut my hair with my glasses on). Fortunately, I had mine cut in February, so it didn't get to the point where it was getting too long to deal with until August. At which point I watched a load of videos on YouTube. And then didn't cut it until October.

At first I thought hairdressers were the people to watch, but they're focussed on doing it perfectly, which I'm never going to be able to do (they can always tell I cut my own fringe). And they're less about how to cut your own hair.

But there are people who already cut their own hair and they were the best people to go to for that. And I now understand why you have to have your hair really well combed and why hairdressers do some cutting vertically.

The mistake I made was trying it after I'd washed my hair and showered. By the time I was dressed my hair was too curly to tell if it was straight before I cut it. But on the plus side, I couldn't tell if it wasn't straight after I cut it. The idea is that you cut it, then finesse it. I did the cutting part, it looked just as good as before I cut it, just shorter, so I left it at that.

At least it was easy and free. And definitely something I'm going to do more (I'll need to cut it again before spring, for a start). Maybe I'll have to go to the hairdresser sometime, but I like this cutting it myself lark.


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