DIY layered haircut tutorial – how to cut your own hair video

June 1, 2020

DIY haircut tutorial

In need of a haircut? Check out my DIY layered haircut video tutorial, where I chop my very long, very thick hair into a long layered haircut.

No… don’t look at the eye bags and dark circles. That’s not what this is about. Look at the mane. I cut my own (very thick) hair and it’s not a total disaster! Times got harsh so I took the plunge and lopped my own locks. And I recorded it for posterity. So you can see my DIY haircut tutorial for thick hair!

I want to be close and give you details, but I haven’t cut my hair in a long time. Then factor in that I’ve just had a baby (postpartum hair which will inevitably thin out) And I have zero time for any styling or pampering, and you understand my pain. With the lockdown in full force and self isolating still very much a thing, I knew I had to resort to some grooming. I’d already threaded my own eyebrows (you can see the results here), but never in a million years did I think I’d need to cut my own hair. Worse still, a quick google of ‘DIY haircut tutorial for thick hair’ didn’t come up with much. So I used a tried and tested simple technique that seemed to work on regular (non-crazy thick hair).

DIY layered haircut tutorial for thick hair – would I recommend you cutting your own hair if it’s thick?  My honest thoughts

While I say it’s not a disaster, it’s not salon perfect either. And that’s what I wanted to share. I always aim to be really honest with all my blogging and social media. So rather than just share a glowing heavily doctored tutorial, I wanted to share my warts and all honest view on whether I’d recommend cutting your own hair.

Oh and I look a bit silly as I’ve got my hair in a funky unicorn ponytail. That’s worth a watch if nothing else.

Feeling brave? Do you want to thread your own eyebrows? Check out my video demo here, and threading technique tutorial here.


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