Long Hair Don’t Care

When it comes to my hair I’m very low maintenance. I keep it long enough to throw up in a bun when I’m at home tending to the little monsters.  Basically, I just shampoo my roots, condition the ends, comb, part (location depends on my mood) and let it air dry. I hardly use any product unless it’s the Husband’s hair gel to tame stray hairs and leave-in conditioner for my ends.  I haven’t colored it in about 4 years which means I’ve quite a few grey strands here and there, which I don’t mind at all.

I also cut my own hair. Yep, I do!  Last night, I tried out the ‘pony tail method’ (this one) and I’m happy to say it gave me the long face framing layers I wanted to achieve.

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From the back it essentially looks like a v-cut shape. Since my hair is straight and fine, I need the layers for movement and volume when I do style/curl it.

Overall, I cut about 3″ off all around. My longest layer is still just above my waist and the shortest is just below my shoulders (not including my grown out bangs).

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Sure, it’s risky to give yourself a haircut but I figured since mine is long enough that if I did end up with a disaster, it could still be salvaged with a trim to a salon. Fortunately, it didn’t come to that but if you were trying this method for the first time I’d definitely start off with cutting a minimal amount to make sure you like the results.

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