Cutting hair is one of those mindless tasks in my life that I figured I could take control of. Yet it was one of those cultural values so deeply ingrained into my life that I never considered its possibility.
Just to get a 15 minute hair cut done, I used to have to leave my house, take a bus for 40 minutes, arrive at the hairdresser, to have to waste 30-45 minutes in line, and only then to get a hairstyle that is limited to my poor description of the wild ideas I would envision in my head.
Untill one day, when having to pay for this inconvenience struck me as being ridicilous. Why do I want to go through all this hassle, and have to fork out 20$ of my pocket money when I can probably teach myself the same thing.
So I did. I invested 25$ into a hair dressing Kit (YES, the ROI is 89729112602% and you make back your principle within 1.25 haircuts.) After a few youtube videos, dozens of messed up haircuts, and hundreds of surprised reactions, I now do a pretty good job of cutting not only my own hair but also some of my friends’ too.
If you are interested, I would highly recommend investing in a clipper set (especially men). Following is a system that I follow that helps with the process. Apologies that this segment may alienate those with longer hair as my experience is limited to cutting short hair.
1-) Get a clipper on the lowest setting of your preference and start going around the scalp only cutting until your eyebrow.
2-) Increase the number by two, and do the same cut but this time going up till your top hairline.
3-) Decrease the number by one and fade the difference
4-) Take off all attachments and line up the edges of the hair to your preference.
5-) For top of your hair use a thinning scissors and just streak through according to your preferences.
This is a low risk system that works for me and would be a good basis to begin experimenting on your own hair. I would warn you that, however, you will likely make mistakes and its a learning process that, in my opinion, is worth its weight in gold.
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As a part of my Personal Growth Philosophy, I seek to find areas to improve in my life and test novel ideas through my experiments