Cutting Your Own Hair During the Coronavirus

Gerald Lombardo
Posted by Gerald Lombardo
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COVID-19 might keep us in our homes for some time into the future. Here are a few tips for cutting your own hair if it is starting to get out of hand.

Men and Women: Wet Your Hair

Wet hair is the easiest to cut. Be sure your hair is clean and free of hair spray or gel. Brush or comb hair, so it's free of knots or tangles.

Women: Brush and Twist

Brush and gather your hair to the very top of your head, then give it a twist.

Women: How to Cut Your Own Hair

Depending on the amount you trim, larger cuts will create heavy layering and an angled haircut.

Release and brush out. Snip off any small hairs that may have been missed on the ends. Style as you like.

This same technique can be applied to just your bangs as well.

Men: How to Cut Your Own Hair

Wet your hair. Be sure it is clean and free of hair spray or gel. Comb your hair, so it is free of knots or tangles.

Find where you normally part your hair, and comb hair upward toward the top of your head. Do this on the opposite side as well. This is so you can trim the sides of your hair first.

Using the hair clippers, pick which trimmer attachment length you prefer. Starting at the base of your hairline, run the clippers up the length of your head, but pull away just before your part line.

Continue trimming around the bottom section of your hairline, holding the hair out of the way of the trimmer. Use the handheld mirror to view the back of your head for trimming.

Cutting the Top

Making sure your hair is still damp, comb your hair upward in rows, from front to back, trimming with scissors to preferred length.

The key when it comes to a coronavirus haircut is to keep it simple. Things will be back to normal soon enough so you don’t need to get too fancy, just give yourself a small trim and remember: less is more!


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