Tempted to do a DIY haircut? Read this

Haircut regret is a real thing. We've left the hairdressers in a sulk about our bad bangs one too many times. Frustrated, we've grabbed the scissors ourselves and attempted DIY job only to fail miserably.

But, not all home jobs need to end in a horror story, so read on to find out everything you need to know about cutting your own hair - BEFORE you pick up the scissors.  

Essential for healthy hair growth, trimming should be done every six weeks for long hair and every three weeks for shorter locks. It prevents split ends from breaking up the hair and blunting growth. It also takes away the dry frizzy ends and leaves your hair glossy and brand new. Yes please! 

How to trim your ends

  1. Starting with damp hair, brush all the knots out with a wide toothed comb.
  2. Brush and tie it into a ponytail on the top of your head. Make sure the elastic is tight and the ponytail is centred by standing in a mirror. 
  3. Pull the hair tie towards the ends of your hair using your non-dominant hand and stop when you are about 3 inches from the end. 
  4. Using a pair of sharp hair-cutting scissors, begin snipping into the ends of your ponytail. This step should be done slowly. 

Your bangs need to trimmed too, but the process is slightly different to the rest of your hair.

How to trim your bangs

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