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Any of you cut your hair yourself?

post #1 of 16
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I Cut my hair myself and usually it's real nice, i have trouble lining the back of my neck because i just shave it all over and over again with the same setting, usually number 3 or 4.


Any tips on cutting the back myself?
post #2 of 16
just use a mirror (or cd) in back and go slow. or you could also drop to a #2 guard and then raise your clippers (with the lever on the clippers) to make it like a 2.5 and then kind of "fade" the neck down.
post #3 of 16
LOL... I do the same thing. At first, I would use two mirrors- the bathroom mirror and a hand-held mirror to see the back of my noggin. I've been cutting my hair so long now that I only use the mirrors for my neckline.

As seoulfully said, you can use different # guards and angle them for a taper. I use a #4 held with only the tips of the guard against my scalp for longer sides that lay down. I use the same guard only angled less for my sideburns and near my neckline. The guard will go from flush against my scalp and then to tips only in one smooth upward stroke.

Around the ears, I angle the guard sideways to help taper. Lately I've been trying to use shears completely, but it is scary. Good luck and lots of practice.

Every once in a while I like to splurge on a proper trim just to get everything back in alignment.
post #4 of 16
I cut my own hair with scissors in the shower. Clippers don't work very well on my hair and I don't want it quite that short anyway.

Are you talking about the back of your actual neck? I shave that with a safety razor. Probably the easiest part, just hold it by the razor head and shave straight down. I don't even use shaving cream or soap or anything.
post #5 of 16
Yeah the razor for the neck is the best way to get clean back there. Men's hair looks better when slightly off so don't be too obsessive.
post #6 of 16
The MicroTouch Electric Hair Groomer shaves the neck and trims the eyebrows.
post #7 of 16
I prefer the Flowbee.

http://www.flowbee.com/

post #8 of 16
I only trim sideburns and around the ears, I can go 3 months between haircuts (I like my hair to evolve).
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by countdemoney
I prefer the Flowbee.


Mmmm... Flowbee. I wish I could afford one of those.
post #10 of 16
I was trying not to post but I can't hold it in any longer!

If one is cutting one's own hair, expect to have many different lengths and uneven sections of hair on one's head. If the messy look is what your going for, then it doesn't matter, but if not, at least go to a barber / stylist once in a while to get the hair / edges somewhat even.
post #11 of 16
I'm balding and have an OK looking head so I just shave the whole thing once a week. I use a pair of clippers with no attachments. I just feel around the back to make sure I've gotten everything. Seems to work.
post #12 of 16
I posted this yesterday in another thread.

A couple of weeks ago I started cutting my own hair as I have come to refuse to pay $25 for something that takes 10 minutes. No offence, but I don't think they deserve $150 an hour at the place I go to. It has actually turned out quite well. I haven't screwed up yet, and in fact have done a darn good job if I may say so myself, even got a few compliments, but it takes a little getting used to using scissors on the back of your head when you can't see what you are doing (I just go by feel).
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Tck13
I was trying not to post but I can't hold it in any longer!

If one is cutting one's own hair, expect to have many different lengths and uneven sections of hair on one's head. If the messy look is what your going for, then it doesn't matter, but if not, at least go to a barber / stylist once in a while to get the hair / edges somewhat even.

I party agree, but when you run a clipper on setting 3 over and over on your hair it doesn't really matter that it's all in the same length because it's so short.
post #14 of 16
Cut it last night, myself, for the second time. Needed to tone down the back and sides and didn't want to pay the going rates for something so easy. Mano a hair-o, just me and the scissors and the bathroom mirror. Worked well enough that no one called me out

Tom
post #15 of 16
i run a number 1 all over about once a week, been doing it for years but i still sometimes miss the whispy bits on my neck. just gotta go in all directions on the crown, neck, and any cowlicks you might have. did have a clipped 0 for a bit, but i looked, and was treated like, a racist - not nice.
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