At the hairdressers: an update on cutting my own hair

I did it, guys! I cut it and didn’t mess it up! And it was so easy.

No sectioning, no perfectly straight lines. Just a ponytail and snip!

All thanks to the How-to Hair Girl.

I attempted to take some photos of the process, but realized quickly that not only that is very difficult, but it’s also unnecessary, because I am certain that it will provide no further aid than the ones in the original guide.

But basically, I went with style #2: a ponytail up high, raised it above my head, chopped off an inch or two, and called it a day.

And the only real difference now is that it just feels better. It didn’t take any noticeable length off, and the layers are still there (though maybe slightly choppier now! But honestly, you can’t tell.) I now have a series of photos to prove it, because they all look more or less the same, before and after.

The only thing I wasn’t sure about was whether to cut it wet or dry. I opted for wet because that’s when my hair is straightest (one day, blow drier, we will meet again), but most of her pictures look like it’s cut dry. And it turns out that it was fairly straightforward to brush the wet hair into the pony tail, but slightly more challenging to get the rest of it to stay straight once up. So maybe dry would have been better, or if not, at least the same. And with the layers this gives, who cares if anything is really straight at all?! 😀

Either way, I am so happy to have some new life in my hair. I’ve rid myself of those sad, dry ends, and I now think I can make it the remaining 2.5 months without driving myself insane!

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Before: don’t be fooled by the shine. That’s just the grease; it’s still a nest, in which you could lose a small child. Also I’m not naked, just to be clear.

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After: hello, natural highlights! No change in length or style, just an increase in sanity.

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