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.