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Hair getting shaggy? Try these tips to cut your own hair

Posted at 4:00 AM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 06:00:24-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Hair getting too long? Might be time to give yourself a haircut from home. For me, it was a fairly easy experience and something that didn't take a ton of talent.

I used the ConairMAN cordless trimmer. Currently selling for around $20 on Amazon.

I looked up a few videos for advice, but the best one came from Good Morning America. You can find that here.

To avoid a massive mess, I made a smock out of a trash bag by cutting holes in the top and sides for my head and arms. See picture below for reference.

I began cutting my hair using a number three clipper guard which leaves 3/8th of an inch of hair. Using an upward motion, I cut the hair in "v" shapes to avoid the creation of lines on my head.

Working from the sides to the back to the top, I cut my entire head with a three, this will be the length of the top of my head.

I then switch to a number two guard (1/4th of an inch) and then redo the sides and back of my head, stopping at the crown. This naturally gives a blend look to the hair without having to get too technical.

After completing the clipping with the number two attachment, I take off the attachments and use the bare clipper portion (number 0) and cut the sideburns and hair around the ears to the desired length. I did have a minor mishap, but that happens.

After roughly 25 minutes, I was done. The hair looks fine. I still very much so miss my barber.