It's not easy to take a picture of the back of your own head, and I know it's only a so-so picture, but this is how my hair looked after I cut off about 4 inches in just 2 cuts.
I was going to call my neighbor who is a hairdresser and has cut my hair for over 20+ years. My hair was wet, and it was time to decide, dry it and put it off another day, week, month...call my neighbor...or cut my hair myself.
I used to cut my own hair by parting it exactly down the middle in the back, pulled it around to the front, then cut it evenly on each side. Then my husband would trim off the "point" that formed in the back because the hair in the back was longer than the front. He evened it off for me.
Then it struck me, what if I did the same thing with my hair as I did with my bangs. I thought and thought, then figured, why not, the worst that could happen is that I'd call my neighbor to come to my rescue if something went wrong.
So here is what I did:
- After cutting my bangs the way I described earlier, I parted my hair all the way from the top of my head down the middle of the back of my head and pulled the hair to the sides...my hair was still wet.
- I wanted to get rid of my old layers with all the split ends, so put hair elastics at the point I wanted to cut on each side.
- I made very sure the hair was even by laying the hair over my shoulders in front of my chest.
- Then, I did exactly what I had done with my bangs, held the hair out to the side just above my shoulder, twisted the hair, and cut exactly the same amount off on each side.
- I used my blow dryer so my hair would dry straight, and what you see is what I got:-)
I didn't need to trim anything, and it is not blunt, but natural looking. I told my husband to take a look for anything that needed trimming when he got home, and he said it looked great! Yeh!