Time flies when you’re a DIYer! Especially when you are homeschooling, remodeling your home, gardening, cooking, etc. while creating content for you. In my world, I’m the main hair cutter for my family. Why? I say, why not? It’s not about saving money, but more about getting what I want and being self-sufficient. To get a better idea of what, you can read my first haircut post HERE (even though I’ve been cutting hair for over 20 years). Today, I’m sharing my updated DIY wavy haircut to inspire you.
Yes, I am shaggy beyond all get-out. I took this pic and video (see below) around 8am straight outta bed. I didn’t use my buff to protect my hair overnight because today is washday, and I haven’t refreshed in a couple of days.
In addition, it’s pouring buckets outside and is so dark! So, I apologize for the dark pictures, but we’re headed for sunshine inside and out today.
First, before I break out my scissors and make the big CHOP, let’s revisit my starting point. If you remember, I have spent 45 years of my life frustrated with my hair because I had no idea I was a wavy girl. Take a look at this picture from a few months ago and read the full beginning HERE.
After I figured out my texture and how to do what’s best for my hair, I did a crazy thing and cut off about 9″ of my length. Why? Well, I wanted my transition of my hair to happen faster, but also managing the length while on this learning curve (pun intended) is quite a chore. Here’s my hair after that first cut.
As you can see, my hair has grown immensely and needs to be loved on. With that in mind, let me wash up, grab my scissors, and show you how I get it done DIY style. While I have much of my information in the video demo, I want to quickly touch on what pros and cons there are with my new style.
- I am somewhat limited to doing up-do hairstyles, but I can still do some with it
- my hair has tightened up the curl pattern
- the layers give me more body
- the wash days are easier (less product and time styling)
- dry time is half the time of longer lengths
- I literally do nothing except refresh once after wash day. Plus, I can go out in the wind, and wake up and do nothing and it still looks good
- everyone tells me I look ten years younger. haha. For the record, before my texture realization, several times I’ve been thought to be a twin of my oldest daughter (boo-yah)
There ya go…I have more reasons to keep this length (for now anyway). Additionally, I’m enjoying the bounce while I run and feel it suits my personality more as well.
LIVE AND LEARN
While I cut my own hair, and you can too, I am not a professional and don’t want to be. However, I am all about enabling myself to be all that I can be. I remember one time my headlight was out on my car during college, so I bought the light and replaced it in the parking lot while at the laundromat doing my laundry. Some lady came up and asked me what in the world I was doing. I explained, and her reply was, “Good for you”. Yet another time in high school, I wanted to install a new speakers in my first car, so I pulled the old and wired in the new. My mom came home to my legs hanging out of the trunk, and she asked, “do you know what you’re doing?” No, but I learned.
This time around I took off about an inch in my layers and made it a bit more stacked as well. That not only allows me to head into summer with a bit more bounce, but also gives me an idea of how to cut this texture. I’m still learning and enjoy sharing with you.
I’ve explained as much as possible in my video but am also always open to your questions. I’d love to hear from you! Have you ever cut your own hair?
Then, pin and share to inspire others to learn more about their own hair and how to embrace the wave. Let’s make curlfriends!
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