How to cut your own hair - for men with straight hair

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I'll show you my method for cutting my own hair using scissors and some clippers for detail work.  Save money and time!
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Step 1: You will need...

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For my method of hair cutting, you will need:

a comb,
a good pair of ambidextrous scissors (that can be used in either hand),
a small mirror,
an electric clipper,
one or two plastic garbage bags to catch the messy hair clippings, one for the counter, and one for the floor.

These should all cost you less than $30 U.S. ($10 Canadien), but these will pay for themselves after one or two haircuts, so go ahead and get a very good pair of barber's scissors.

Step 2: Wash your hair, then cut the hair in front

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NOTE:  I typically cut my hair while naked, to make cleanup easier, but I'm clothed in this instructable.

Wash your hair and towel it dry.

Then, comb your hair, and get the part in exactly the place that you want it.

Next, comb your hair so that it's hanging down over your forehead and eyes.

Finally, cut the hair over your forhead so that it's just above your eyebrows.  If you cut the hair much shorter than this, it will stick up and be unmanageable when it gets dry.
jniemerg1 year ago
awesome! going to try this soon. thanks a bunch.
Thanks for this instructable. I've been needing the courage to cut my own hair and you gave it to me! Thanks !
yazdanian11 year ago
this very nice
Jossy922 years ago
Thanks for sharing this. You took a lot of time and put in a lot of effort.Excellent video, photos and write up.
zurichko2 years ago
This could not have come at a better time. My husband looks like Erik Estrada from CHiPs, but with longer wavy hair.
That's fantastic. Excellent work, and lots of really good tips. :D