Q + A // how to cut your own hair

A while ago I shared

some tips

for what to tell your stylist if you want to get your hair cut like mine, but today I'm sharing how I cut my own hair.  I've cut my own hair since college, partly out of frugality, but also mainly because I was never happy with how my haircut looked after going to a salon.  Not only had I spent hard earned money, but I'd spent it on something I wasn't happy with.  Being a DIY type lady, I took matters into my own hands and started cutting my own hair.

You can use my method if you want, but I'm not sure I would advise it if you don't have hair similar to mine, simply because I have no clue how it'll turn out.  It works for me, and that's what matters.  If you find that this method works for you and your hair, awesome!  If not, I suppose head back to the salon and let the professionals handle the shears.  I'm pretty gung-ho when it comes to my hair.  If it doesn't look perfectly coiffed (does it ever???), I don't care.  I do want to keep it relatively healthy, but I'm not afraid to play around with it.

I've never been to hair school and I don't "know what I'm doing" so the way I cut my hair is just what I've intuited to be the way I should cut it.  But on the other hand, I know exactly how I want my hair to look, and cutting it myself I don't have to try to describe my vision to a stylist who may or may not understand and/or listen to what I'm saying.  Once I started cutting my own hair, I didn't look back. I love the freedom it allows me to do whatever I want with my hair without having someone else mess it up, or give me a skeptical look like, "you want to cut it like how?"  Maybe it looks wonky, maybe there are pieces that are out of place or cut too short, but ultimately I enjoy the freedom that cutting my own hair gives me.

I know a lot of people have asked about how I cut my bangs and I didn't cut them in the video because I'm growing them out right now.  But, when I did have bangs and cut them, I usually cut them into a standard half-moon heavy bang

like so

.  That way if you want to straighten them they look fine, but I usually wore them curly and swept to the side.  Since my bangs are growing out it's a bit weird and difficult to describe how I style them.  They mainly do whatever they want and I just mess around to try and get them to do something not stupid looking.

Also, I typically don't use any product except for the occasional argan, avocado, or jojoba oil after washing.