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How to Cut Your Own Hair With Clippers

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These instructions will guide you on how to use clippers to cut your hair. Cutting your own hair is a good craft to know how to do because not everyone knows how to cut every type of hair whether it’s long coarse hair or short kinky hair.  This task is really simple as long as you are not blind. This task can be done in 10-15 minutes. A good haircut can be the difference to getting that job you want or that date you want, follow these simple instructions to go from looking like a mountain man to GQ ready.

WARNING you might get minor cuts on your head, but nothing more then what you would get at the barber shop from the lining.

Tools Required  
Clippers

trimmer

small brush

comb

hair scissors

mirror


 
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Step 1: 1. Comb Hair

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Comb your hair going with the grade of your hair. On the top of your head it should be straight forward on the sides and back it should be straight down. The easy way to notice this is if you rub your hair. It’s a rough feeling if you are going against the grade. It’s smooth if you are going with the grade. This is the feel you want to comb it, smooth. You comb it to lift the hair so that when you cut it you are getting the most evenly cut you can. After I have comb my hair, I like to think of my hair as being light and  fluffy. I t has a nice soft texture to it. Think of it like whipped cream soft, fluffy, and lite.

thegrendel1 year ago
If you don't mind a really close haircut, then the simplest
way is to use "balding" type clippers and/or something
like the Remington Shortcut. It also helps to have a wife
or girlfriend check out the final result and tell you if you missed
any spots.
8bit4 years ago
So how do you get the lining at the back of the neck looking sharp?
Get a friend that you trust. Or use multiple mirrors.
mikeasaurus4 years ago
looks sharp!

I've been cutting my own hair since 1997, it's an easy enough skill to master. Then again, guys hair is pretty simple stuff. I did cave once and went to a barber, it was kinda nice to be looked after by a pro.

tachapman (author)  mikeasaurus4 years ago
thanks mikeasauraus yea its pretty simple especially with a guard