The haircuts with long layers are flattering and easy to handle. Plus, it’s easy to maintain your long, limp layers at home. To do this, you can trim them section by section, strand by strand, or all at once with the ponytail method. Well, here we will share the 3 ways to cut your own hair in long layers.
Wet your hair and style it. Fill a spray bottle with warm water and use it to spray your hair until it is damp. Then, with a thin-toothed comb, carefully detangle tangled and knotted hair. Use the spray bottle to re-wet your hair when it starts to dry.
Divide your hair into 4 sections. Separate your hair into two sections with a vertical line in the center of your head, running from the top of the forehead to the base of the skull. Then divide your hair horizontally twice; the first, above the ears, and the second, below. When finished, you will have an upper section, two lateral and one lower, at the base of the skull. Twist each section and secure it with a large hair hook. Make sure the side sections are even.
Create the first guide. Release the hair from the top section. Detach a small strand of hair from the top of your forehead. This will be the first mobile guide. Determine the length of the first layer. Cut 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm) from each layer at a time. Then you can continue cutting if necessary. Hold the movable guide between the index and middle fingers of your non-dominant hand. Slide your fingers towards the ends, pulling the strand at a 90 ° angle until you reach the part where you want to cut. Using a sharp scissor, trim the excess hair. The moving guide changes as you cut. The last strand of hair you cut in one section becomes the new mobile guide. This is held next to the next strand of hair and used as a ruler.
Cut the rest of the section. Use the movable guide, the last strand of hair you cut, to determine the length of the next strand. Hold the movable guide and the next lock between your index and middle fingers. Slide them to the ends, pulling the hair at a 90 ° angle, until you reach the end of the movable guide. Cut the new strand of hair so that it is the same size as the guide. Now the freshly cut lock is the new moving guide. Repeat this process until you finish cutting the entire section. Verify that the trimmed section is even from time to time. Pull the hair in different directions and angles to check that the cut is even. Trim any uneven strands before continuing to the next section of hair.
Cut the section on the left. Release the hair from the left section. Use the first layer as a guide to determine the length of the second layer. To start, cut only 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm), and then trim a bit more if necessary. Hold a small strand of hair from the front on the left side to use as the first guide. Pull it up to create a 90 ° angle. Slide your fingers to the ends until you reach the place where you would like to cut the hair and trim the excess. Then continue cutting the rest of the section using the guide.
Cut the section on the right. Release the hair from the section on the right. Take a small strand of hair from the front on the left side (the movable guide) and one from the front on the right side. Place both strands between your index and middle fingers and pull them forward until you create a 90 ° angle. When you reach the end of the lock on the left, stop and trim the excess from the lock of hair on the right. Cut the rest of the section using the new mobile guide. Verify that the trimmed section is even from time to time. Pull your hair in different directions and angles to check that the cut is even. Trim any uneven strands before continuing to the next section of hair.
Cut the bottom section. Release the hair from the lower section. Use the layers above to determine the length of the last layer. For starters, cut only 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm) and then, if still necessary, continue cutting. Take a small strand of hair from the center of the lower section. Pull it up to create a 90 ° angle. Slide your fingers to the tip until you reach the point where you want to cut and trim the excess hair. Cut the rest of the section using the mobile guide.
2. Cut uneven layers throughout hair:
Prepare your hair for cutting. Wash it with shampoo and conditioner before cutting it. Squeeze the excess water out of your hair. Comb it to untangle and unravel it. Fill a spray bottle with warm water. Moisten your hair again with the water in the bottle when it starts to dry. You can also skip the wash and simply use the bottle with water to moisten it.
Cut the static guide. Throughout the cutting your own hair layers process, you will use 1 static guide to cut the rest of the strands. In this way, the result will be messy layers of different lengths throughout your hair. Detach a small strand of hair from the top of your head. Determines the length of the static guide. Hold it between the middle and index fingers of your non-dominant hand. Slide your fingers toward the tips, pulling the strand upward to create a 180 ° angle. Once you reach the desired length, stop and cut the excess hair with sharp scissors. Instead of cutting your hair too much, start gradually. Trim 1 to 2 inches from the tips of the static guide and complete the entire haircut. If your hair is still too long, re-cut the static guide an additional 1 to 2 inches and continue with the rest of your hair.
Cut the hair around the guide. Start at the front of your head. Take a strand of hair that is around the static guide and place it between your index and middle fingers along with the guide. Slide your fingers to the ends, pulling the hair at an angle of 180 °, until reaching the length of the static guide and cut the excess hair. Repeat the process, front to back, through the center of your head.
Cut the sides. To create even layers, alternate between both sides while cutting the strands on the right and left. Place a lock of hair and the static guide between your index and middle fingers. Slide them to the ends, pulling the lock at an angle of 180 °, until reaching the length of the static guide and trimming the excess hair. Repeat the process until you finish cutting all the hair.
Prepare your hair. For starters who want to cut their hair in layers with the ponytail method, your hair must be clean and dry. Brush it gently until smooth. Above all, make sure that there is no tangle or knot left in all of your hair.
Brush your hair and hold it in a ponytail. Lean your body forward and brush your hair to the forehead. Hold it in a ponytail at the base of your forehead. Secure it with a hair elastic.
Put the hair elastic in place. Stay forward. Slide the elastic toward the ends of your hair slowly. Stop 1 to 2 inches from the tips. Adjust the elastic to the desired height. Remember that it is always better to cut little by little.
Cut the hair layers. Place your non-dominant hand on the elastic to secure it. As you straighten up, try not to move your hair or change the position of your hand. Using a sharp scissor, cut just below the hair elastic. Let go of the hair you cut and evaluate the layers created. If you want to cut it a little more, repeat the process.
How to cut your own hair in layers? Ponytail method:
Tips on how to cut your own hair in long layers:
Whenever you cut your hair at home, be sure to use a sharp pair of scissors.
The quality of your scissors will determine how even and professional your haircut looks.
Do not use this method to cut curly hair. To make a long layered cut on curly hair, it needs to remain dry or semi-dry so that curl by curl can be cut.