Have you been wondering why your friend never visits a barbershop yet his haircut is ever well kept? Well, there is a possibility that they do it from home. Doing your hair on your own will go a long way in cutting down on expenses as well as staying away from infections.
Getting your haircut from home is never easy. It will require some skills that will take some time to learn. Unless you have time and you are ready to do it, don’t rush into it because your friends are doing it. You can, however, give it a shot if you have to.
Below are the basics of men's haircuts at home.
Do Your Research
Doing haircuts on your own does not just come from nowhere. It is more of a journey of a thousand miles that has to begin with a single step. The single step, in this case, is carrying out proper research.
The technological advancements associated with the 21st century will make it easy for you when doing your research. With a smartphone, you can comfortably look for all the information you may need.
For starters, learn the basics, which starts with the reasoning behind the haircuts. While some people will be comfortable in their beards, others are against it. If you belong in the first category, you may not need to opt for a do-it-yourself project.
Search for information on how to do it and watch videos of how it is done. With these videos, you have firsthand experience of how it is done. Through the same videos, you will learn the essence of the cuts.
At the same time, doing your research before going deep into the practice will help to identify what is needed for the cut. Be keen on those reviews as that is where real information about the process is contained.
Pick the Right Tools
Regardless of the passion you have towards doing your haircut, it will be close to impossible if you don’t have the right tools. The aspect of the tools should also play out when you are doing your research.
Identify all the tools that will be needed to achieve that cut at home. One of the tools that might be used indirectly, yet is probably the most important, is the mirror. How ironic is it that we are talking about men and mirrors? In as much as men don’t like to associate with mirrors, there is no choice in this case. You will need to watch yourself as you go through the cutting process. This is the only way to be sure that you are doing it correctly. Apart from the mirror, you will need something to straighten your hair. Working on folded hair will destroy your overall look.
The best thing to do is to straighten your hair while standing in front of a mirror. This way, you will have a clear view of the hair size, and you can easily decide on the desired style.
On the same note, you will need high-quality hair clippers. You can as well go ahead and have two just in case one gets faulty midway. Get this equipment from established brands, and they should be of high quality.
If you go cheap, be sure that all you are doing is compromising quality. It makes more sense when you buy something expensive that can serve you for a long time. However, being fancy is not a guarantee for quality if you don’t give the machine the attention it requires.
One of the primary maintenance practices of the clippers is regular oiling. The oiling reduces friction, thus facilitating cooling. If a machine doesn’t overheat, then it can be in use for a long time. At the same time, be sure that there is a reliable source of power in your home. If it is not the case, buy a rechargeable one.
Prepare Your Working Space
Now that you have resolved to mend your hair on your own, be sure that you are doing it within a restricted environment. Picking the right tools does not mark the beginning of the exercise until you prepare a space for the same.
The chosen space must be spacious and have some excellent lighting, the same way your local barbershop is. The working space should be away from the kitchen area. Children and pets should also not come into contact with the hair that is cut.
Additionally, there should be enough water in the working area. This is because you will be required to clean regularly. Even the tools that you will be using will require regular cleaning. Be sure that the chosen area is easy to wash and does not inconvenience other operations of the home.
Be Certain You Are Doing the Exact Thing
Mending your hair is all about doing the right thing. Right from the research, always ensure that you look for the relevant information. If you cannot find it, it would be wise to talk to experts instead of gambling.
Before anything else, the first step should always be cleaning your hair. Even before you visit your barbershop, there is a tendency to wash your hair first. This has to be the norm, even when you are doing it on your own.
Clean and comb your hair and then get down to business. Divide your hair into sections and always begin with the front part. The rear part will always come last. Once you are done, clean and disinfect your head.
Make sure that the machine is well-kept and disinfected, ready for the next cut. Do not forget to clean the working area to avoid inconveniencing other operations of the home. In case you discover that you are not cutting your hair as expected, swallow your pride and call your barber. There is always a next time to give it another try.
Technology is fast turning everything to a do-it-yourself (DIY) project. This is excellent as it encourages people to work on their looks. In this particular case, the DIY should begin with some thorough research as well as picking the appropriate tools. With the right tools, it will be easy to achieve the much-desired look easily with no extra cost.