I Cut My Own Hair

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 384 People

    This was about three years back,

    I was going through my typical teenage angst yada yada yada. It was the summer prior to my 10th year and I had made the stupid decision to stop brushing my hair completely and let it go all Rasta. By the time school came around, layers upon layers of it were greasy and matted...
    CrazierthanCourtneyLove CrazierthanCourtneyLove
    18-21, T
    Oct 11, 2015

    Umm ... I cut my own hair real short didn't

    mean to .. I just did it ... But I've done it 3 times now .. So yeah ... It's REALLY short now ...
    emmawinterfrost emmawinterfrost
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 22, 2014

    It Went..ok

    So I finally summoned the courage to cut side bangs into my hair this evening with the guidance of an instructional video on youtube. Yes, splendid idea. I know.However, by some miracle, I managed to not severly screw up my bangs and they actually ended up having some likeness to...
    TheNobody TheNobody
    18-21, F
    Nov 29, 2011

    I'm Not As Horrible As I Thought I Would Be

    I learned through watching videos on YouTube (so glad I'm a visual learner :D....lol). I only trim my hair though. I tried to do layers but because my hair already had layers in it, I messed my hair up a little bit. Thankfully, it's growing out now....lol. Overall, I can get rid...
    BlankPage123456787 BlankPage123456787
    70+, F
    Jan 22, 2012

    Closet Cuttery

    so i was little and i went in the closet with siccors. i loved my hair so just cut the ends. sometimes i do it now to ha
    pompom6 pompom6
    Apr 25, 2012

    Tres Easy

    Put it in a ponytail and chop.  It's curly, so it doesn't really matter if it's even.
    atali atali
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2008

    I have very long hair.

    It's to my booty. When I ask for a trim, I normally get it cut near my bra and lose several inches. I now just tip my head over and give myself a trim.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 4, 2016

    I Have Only Done This a Couple of Times

     And its mainly when I haven't taken my meds. I cut it so short that I had to go to a hair stylist and they had to fix. I cut in all sorts of angles and it looked kind of crazy. I have learned not to do that. Now I go to a real hair stylist. But that still doesn't keep me...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX
    26-30, F
    Jun 22, 2008

    And ****** it up, haha.

    Now I have to get the hairdresser over.
    xItsChelsx xItsChelsx
    18-21, F
    Apr 20, 2014

    Thank You, Anxiety

    The only reason I cut my own hair is I'm still too nervous to make an appointment at a hair salon. Not because I'm scared they'll mess up but because I've never done it before and am nervous at the thought of it. It sounds retarded but I wouldn't even know where to get started...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2011

    Today I Cut My Hair To Jaw Lenght (4 Inches Off)

    Today 4 inches off my hair and tomorrow 4 more inches off!!!! Kyizom
    corazon77 corazon77
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2013

    I just cut my own hair.

    Hahaha. It looks pretty bad but that's what I expected would happen so I'm not in tears. It is super short though!! I wasn't going for that short because I wanted to have a professional cut the rest of it to the length I want it but I guess I will live with it. Luckily it grows...
    AwkwardLizard AwkwardLizard
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 21, 2015

    I Love It!

    Two days ago I cut off the split ends. My hair is an inch shorter and I absolutely love it! I feel so pretty.
    CrazyBlueprint CrazyBlueprint
    13-15, F
    Feb 27, 2010

    It's Messed Up

    I love my long shiny straight hair but last night it's all gone. After I took a bath, I'm so furious and mad that I cut my own hair. Maybe because I feel neglected, insecure, lonely and being ignored. My hair is too short now. I always do this whenever I have problems and I feel...
    RATM1991 RATM1991
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 28, 2012

    Since I Was Little

    I started cutting my own hair when I was maybe about 9. I actually did a pretty good job with it, too. My parents were angry, but I didn't care and did it again about a year later. I've done it quite a few times since then and they don't really care too much anymore because I've...
    KikuHikari KikuHikari
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2011

    A Fun Story...hope You Enjoy It

    I hated going to the barber shop... the waits... the different results... the cost... Would put it off forever.. like 8 months or so whether I needed a haircut otr not. A couple of months ago...I went to a local discounter bought a haircut set....Set it on the counter....There...
    Jaminexted Jaminexted
    3 Responses May 22, 2011


    i went for the scene look and well at first it was a little chalenging and i couldnt get the lengths quite right... my bangs were PERFECT but my grandma chopped them all to hel*!!! when i tried to fix them they got cut wayyyy to short :( they have only grown out just a tinny...
    kittybonkers kittybonkers
    16-17, F
    Aug 27, 2013
    ajusu ajusu
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 17, 2014


    I cut my hair for the first time a little under two years ago. I haven't been back to the barber since. I've cut my hair an additional two times since then, and I must saying I'm getting quite proficient at it. But it's not just about saving a couple bucks and the nuisance of...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2009

    Yeah, But...

    only if it's to trim my bands when they get too long. I'm pretty bad at cutting anything so I'm afraid I might mess it up if i trying cutting the back.
    BleedingxMascara BleedingxMascara
    18-21, F
    Nov 9, 2008

    Free And Better

    I just paid over $40 for a trim and its no better than i do myself except that she chopped off my chin length bang grow out to thick unruly side bangs. Reminder as to why it was 4+ years since the last time i paid someone to.do iy.
    mspolly mspolly
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 10, 2013

    I gotten my hair cut.

    I did a bob style in 2009. I regret it ever since. My hair was over my shoulders now it's not. I used to be able to make ponytails. Now my hair today is till the top of my shoulders. I can't make ponytails. Unless I want a short ponytail that's embarrassing so I wear my hair out...
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    22-25, F
    Jul 4, 2015

    Why Cut Your Own Hair?

    Why cut your own hair when I would cut it for you for free? I've been cutting women's hair for years and am very experienced at it. In box me if you're interrested and in the NYC area.
    TemplarKnight2 TemplarKnight2
    56-60, M
    May 8, 2013

    Oh Yes I Do!

    I don't like just anyone touching my scalp...got a thing about that. I have so much hair anyway and it grows so fast any mistakes are gone in a few months! :)
    Explosive Explosive
    Sep 2, 2008

    My hair was long and thick

    and I was having a headache so I chopped off 12 inches of it. I'm going to donate it to make wigs for cancer patients. I just need to find a good charity in British Columbia. This year I am 6 years cancer free :)
    ciannamaye ciannamaye
    18-21, F
    Feb 26, 2014

    I Didn't Know What I Was Thinking...

    i started off by cutting the hair infront(not my fringe)...then...i started cutting a bit of hair behind the already shortened hair...i didn't have much time so i didn't do much... but cutting my hair absolutely made me feel good...don't know why...
    XxlostxsoulxX7 XxlostxsoulxX7
    Nov 18, 2009
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 24, 2015

    Quick, Easy And Free.

    Last time I cut my hair it took me less than a minute.  I just pulled one half to one side, got the scissors and snipped it straight off, and then did the same with the other side, and hey presto! The deed was done.  The first time I cut my hair myself was about a...
    Tibicina Tibicina
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Feb 26, 2010

    I've Done It Before

    I've cut my own hair,Sometimes,I can't be bothered,Going to the barber,When it's only one piece,That's playing up,When I go,I like to get my moneys worth!
    cndrewdrvr8 cndrewdrvr8
    46-50, M
    Sep 2, 2011

    a webcam photo of myself.

    Bought back my old full bangs! What do you think?
    reezaheartdogs reezaheartdogs
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 28, 2014

    Starting To Do It Myself

    I'm not a fan of going to the hairdressers at the best of times.  It is not a fun day out for me, I find it stressful.  Sitting in that chair dealing with that awful small talk (sorry but I find small talk uncomfortable), while a stranger pulls at my hair and attempts to cut it...
    Opalgem Opalgem
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 27, 2011

    Razors Aren't For Just Shaving Your Legs.....

    There was a length of time that I cut my hair with a regular plastic razor.  I kept it very short in the back and it gradually got longer in the front.  It creates layers when you place a bunch of hair between your thumb and the razor and pull down.  I...
    Egoberd Egoberd
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 6, 2009

    Closet Cuttery

    so i was little and i went in the closet with siccors. i loved my hair so just cut the ends. sometimes i do it now to ha
    pompom6 pompom6
    Apr 25, 2012

    It Felt Good!

    I did and it felt great but the next morning I figure out it didnt look great as it felt so I went to the barber immediately lol
    DollyDiva DollyDiva
    26-30, F
    Feb 27, 2010

    For the first time. I used some clippers

    that my brother left behind. It's not a perfect job, but it saves me a few dollars and now my hair is short and neat again :-)
    Koala1964 Koala1964
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2014

    Closet Cuttery

    so i was little and i went in the closet with siccors. i loved my hair so just cut the ends. sometimes i do it now to ha
    pompom6 pompom6
    Apr 25, 2012

    Easier. And free. Besides - nobody can cut it

    just how I want it but me. So, I just do it myself. Definitely no professional, though.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Dec 23, 2015

    How I Learned To Cut My Own Hair Story

    I was afraid!.. scared to mess up but since i was spending so much money and time in the barber shop, i decided to TRY!.. and boy am i so happy i tried!. I bought some clippers from the store, and waited for a month where i wasnt in school (just in case i had patches of hair...
    selfcut10 selfcut10
    Jan 17, 2011

    I don't really like people touching me

    and that includes my hair. I've been cutting my own hair for a few years now because I thought I could do something with the length I had to make it look cool. I don't like going to somebody else to do it for me when I've got capable hands and patience to quasi-master my...
    Orchards Orchards
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 10, 2014


    THE FRONT. I LOOOVE IT BUT IT'S SOOO CROOKED. So yeah, that's what happened today :). I'm kinda scared of what my mom would say though. Earlier this year I told my mom I wanted to cut my hair really short and she replied with a disgusted tone, "you'll look like a dyke". (I'm bi...
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight
    18-21, F
    May 3, 2015
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