A good plan, a razor and slow, precise movements from the bottom to the top of the hair – with these elements, a men’s haircut at home should not be too much trouble.
The year 2020 has re-evaluated our lives, our daily routine and our approach to many things, including fashion and beauty. Although for a long time hair salons were closed by a pandemic, our hair has not stopped growing at all.
While there are no problems with long hair, as it can grow longer and does not affect the overall style, a typical men’s haircut with short hair is a whole different story and requires regular trimming. In that case, you have to take matters into your own hands – literally. Some people simply prefer it that way and don’t want to leave their hair in the hands of others or don’t have time to visit the hairdresser.
Here are some tips, which will help any man to cut his own hair. Despite appearances, it is not such a difficult and unmanageable art. What do you need to know?
If you have already decided to shorten your hair at home, then you need to prepare a stand. Most people choose the bathroom for this purpose. But make sure you have enough light and mirrors so that you can see every hair on your head clearly.
It is also worth securing the floor with trash bags. Then you will have less cleaning to do and you will be less likely to spread the little hairs around the house. It is also good to protect yourself and your clothes. Here, a dedicated protective cloak or an ordinary towel will come in handy.
Other essentials include a fine-toothed comb to comb out the cut ends and an atomizer-sprayer with clean water to spray individual sections of hair.
Then there is the key tool, the hair clipper. It would be best if it was from a reputable company, decent and with the right attachments. Remember that if this is your first time cutting hair or if you don’t have any experience, it is best to set the parameters slightly higher. You can always shorten hair that’s too long, but unfortunately it doesn’t work the other way around.
When it comes to scissors, they are not part of the standard household equipment. In this case, you’ll need hairdressing scissors that are sharp and won’t hurt the ends – and not many of us have those. But it’s good to have someone nearby to help or at least take a look to make sure you’re going in the right direction.
Now that we have everything ready, it’s time to tackle this haircut. First of all, it is much easier to cut the hair when it is slightly damp, so you have to take care of it all the time. To do this we use the aforementioned sprinkler. This is important because trimming dry ends requires much more precision.
Start trimming from the nape of the neck and gradually work your way up. Do not make quick or chaotic movements but rather smooth and precise ones. Also, move the razor in all directions so that you remove all chosen strands – and always against the grain.
Layered strands will look much better – longer at the top and shorter at the sides and back. Once you’ve taken care of the back, move on to the sides, leaving the top of the head for last.
To cut men’s hair at home you don’t need at least two mirrors, so you can see the back of your head clearly. Otherwise, it will be difficult to control the situation and the results of your own shortening. We emphasize once again, the whole head should be well lit.
Now that the hair has been properly trimmed, the only finishing touches are the trimming of the sideburns (with the same razor or a special beard trimmer) and the trimming of all the edges from nape of the neck to the sides, this time in the direction of hair growth.
As with any other activity, remember that practice makes perfect. The first attempt may not always be 100 percent satisfactory, but each subsequent attempt will get better and better.
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