Cutting layers into your own hair is definitely a topic many seem to want help with.
Why is that?
Based on countless first-hand accounts shared in comments everywhere here’s one explanation. Many stylists seem to be unable to do a decent job of layering your hair like you want.
That’s a big problem.
The frustration feels real.
The disappointment and dissatisfaction do too.
With some you can even sense the anger.
Guess you could say hair cut anxiety is a thing.
Which might explain the interest in giving yourself layers at home.
Of course if those who have been trained find this to be a bit tricky can do it yourselfers do better?
Actually maybe you can. Maybe you can produce results that will win style points and compliments.
All it takes is the right kind of help to guide you along. We believe we’ve got some excellent guidance to get you started in the right direction.
Quick Section Navigation
- How To Cut Layers In Long Hair Yourself With Scissors
- What Are The Benefits Of Layering Hair?
- Got Questions About Adding Layers To Your Hair?
- Wondering What Does Having Layers Do To Your Hair?
- What About How To Get Rid Of Layers In My Hair?
- Need Tips to Help Style Your Long Layered Hair?
Here’s How To Cut Layers In Long Hair Yourself With Scissors
Sometimes too much bulk can make it harder for your longer locks to look their gorgeous best.
Soft layers in long hair may be just the solution.
But without the right technique for getting those at home that can be challenging.
Yet as you may have found out the hard way not every hairstylist knows what they are doing when it comes to layering long hair either.
Luckily there are some great DIY videos to be found on YouTube to guide you.
Then it’s simply a matter of firing up your laptop in the bathroom and following the instructions step by step.
We found a great one that explains just how to cut layers in your long hair yourself with scissors. Click over if you want to find out more.
What Are The Benefits Of Layering Hair?
The short list of benefits of layered hair often mentioned include more volume, less bulk, more movement, elimination of triangle head for girls with curls or sexy face framing. Any of that explains why such haircuts are so prized.
It also sets the stage for the layered vs non layered hair debate.
Which might lead to asking should I get layers in my hair? The post at the other end of that link takes a stab at answering.
Got Questions About Adding Layers To Your Hair?
Still you might be wondering about other questions rolling around in your head. You know? Like about how to cut layers in hair yourself? Well, you’re just a click away from getting answers we laid out to some of them too.
Of course most would recommend against making layering your own hair a DIY project. It takes skill. Practice.
To increase the odds of success here’s a tip or two or three.
Tip: Layering beginners should go with a dry cut to avoid cutting off too much. Knowing as we do wet hair tends to shrink as it dries. Plus this way you don’t have to wait for the hair to dry to see how it went length wise.
Tip: Straightening your hair first can help insure the length you see is the length you’re cutting. Just another thing you can do to keep your cut from going bad.
Tip: It’s usually best to be able to see your hair from all angles. So having a full length mirror you can schlep into your bathroom for a 360-dgree view can make a big difference.
Otherwise attempting to duplicate the approach your stylist might use could be kinda risky. Cause you’d be working in the dark unable to see what you’re doing exactly.
Tip: Don’t pull your hair too taut. Doing so would be another rookie mistake you’d want to avoid because it can result in layers that are shorter than you expected.
Wondering What Does Having Layers Do To Your Hair?
Thinking of getting layers to take that lifeless mane of yours from drab to fab?
It certainly can be a quick way to lock in the benefits of layered hair.
Still I’m sure you’re smart enough to know there are few things that don’t have pluses and minuses. Layered locks are no different. That’s why it’s important you see both sides of the coin so you can make the best decision about getting layers.
Which is also why answering the question “What does having layers do to your hair?” BEFORE you take you seat in your stylist’s chair is important.
To help we laid out some of the pros and cons of layered hair for you to consider.
What About How To Get Rid Of Layers In My Hair?
Okay so we’re going from getting them to getting rid of them. Gotcha!
Funny how once layers have outlived their usefulness we want to get rid of them like yesterday.
Only thing is it doesn’t work like that. Other than going in for the “Big Chop” there is no quick fix for no longer loved layers.
No matter how desperate you are you have to be patient and let them grow out at their own speed. And remember this tip:
Only trim the ends of your hair. Yeah the ends at the bottom. But leave the layered ends alone.
The idea is to blunt up your ends then wait for the layered bits to catch up.
We’ll have more ideas to try coming at some point in the future.
Need Tips to Help Style Your Long Layered Hair?
Is it enough that adding layers gives your hair shape and movement?
Is it a given once layered you’re home free with minimal, if absolutely no, styling commitment?
Or are you failing to get the most out of your cut by not knowing some styling tricks to make layered haircut even more amazing?
Stay tuned. We’ll be back with more on how to style long, even medium length layered hair to ‘zhuzh’ it up and then some.
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