Tips & Tricks for Cutting Your Own Hair

Cutting your own hair is risky business and only for the brave, when it comes to women’s hair that is, but men’s hair is a whole other story. I am a big believer in cutting men”s hair at home, especially if they have short hair. Throughout high school I cut my brother’s hair and often times my services were requested by his friends. Cutting hair is quite simple, but to cut your own hair is difficult. My husband does it because he got tired of waiting for me to have time to do it. For him it involved a lot of running back and forth to the bathroom to check his progress. Phillips Norelco just came out with a new clipper called the Phillips Norelco 180 Clipper and it is meant to be used to cut your own hair. My husband couldn’t wait to try it out and see if it actually made cutting his hair easier, and it really delivered. He was done in half the time with only one final mirror check. The swivel head made it really easy to trim his whole head. He also loved the fact that it doesn’t have a million attachments, it does still do multiple lengths though. Instead of a bunch of separate attachments one attachment does multiple lengths plus it has a trimmer. The stainless steels are self sharpening and it is battery operated so their is no cord to get in your way. My favorite feature, the price it is only $34.99, we were shocked by this low price tag, our other clippers cost more and do not cut as well. Philips Norelco QC5170 180-Degree Hair Clipper is available at Target, Amazon and drugstore.com.

Cutting hair is really simple, over the years I have learned a few things and here are my tips.

  • Always cute hair when it’s dry and clean, hair products can clog up the blades.
  • Start on a longer setting than you want and go shorter from there. This helps eliminate clogging and mistakes you can’t fix.
  • For a more tailored look go one length shorter on the sides up until the widest part of the head.
  • Use the trimmer at the base of the neck and around the ears and on the sideburns.
  • When using the trimmer follow the natural hairline for the best look.
  • Start at the front and move the trimmer back against the lay of the hair.
  • In the back start at the bottom and move the trimmer up, same for the sides.
  • After you have done the whole head go over the areas one more time to get any stray hairs.
  • To help collect the clippings lay a towel or blanket under the chair to catch them all making for an easy clean up.
I was given product free of charge in order to obtain my honest opinion, all opinions are my own.
About Ellen Peppercorn

Hi my name is Ellen Peppercorn and I am a 31 year old happily married mom to 5 little girls living in Columbus, Ohio. My husband, my five girls and my faith are the most important things in my life, they are my world! After starting Thrifty & Chic Mom five years ago I am happily blogging daily here about all of the things I love… fashion, beauty, family, cooking and all the products that help me be a better mom or make my life easier as a mom.

Comments

  1. Thanks for these tips! I would certainly save $ by doing my boys’ hair! I used to do my girls when they were little and all I had to do was go straight across the bottom because I made it easy on myself and didn’t give them bangs after a while. :)

  2. Erik Currie says:

    I’m so glad that you mentioned the Philips Hair clipper! This past fall I was interested in finding some clippers to cut my own hair, and I found the one that you mentioned at Target. I was very excited! I bought it and as soon as I took it out of the box I loved everything about it – Except the fact that guard was not substantial or rigid enough to be stationary. In other words, the two clear plastic guards that were provided with the clippers moved when I applied any amount of pressure to them. I didn’t understand how I could possibly get an even haircut when my hair would have been cut at all different lengths depending on how hard I would have been pushing on the clippers. It totally baffled me as to why Philips designed it this way when the guards on regular hair clippers do not move at all. So I never tried it, and I returned it to Target. I’m very curious to know if you or your husband noticed the same strange design or am I totally misjudging a good item.

  3. Erik, My husband has had perfect haircuts every time, he has very thick hair too. I know he doesn’t push super hard, but there has been no issue at all. Both he and I would recommend it, he says it makes cutting his own hair so much easier. Let me know if you buy it and how it works for you.

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