|Do you cut yours?|
I did the deed on a day I had a headache, and I think that helped. I felt like cutting out some of that negative energy, and my lengthening hair was the perfect target. It had been wanting cutting for some time.
I was not attached to a particular outcome as I stood in the bathroom with the scissors poised and threatening. I just wanted to have shorter, neater hair, without making an appointment, going for the haircut, then paying precious dollars for it. I looked in the mirror and started hacking.
This is the third time I have self-coiffed. All I do is pull my dry hair up away from the scalp between two fingers, then cut a few centimeters off right above the fingers and hope for the best. I repeat this around my head, trim around the ears and bangs, then clean up my neck with electric clippers. It was all over in about 10 minutes and it felt great.
So how did I make out? Well, my partner in simple living tells me I did a fine job (I think she is being sincere). She said that the back was cut straight across, that I had used the clippers effectively to clean up, and that the overall effect was 'acceptable'. That seems hard for me to believe, but she has since gone out in public with me so she might actually be telling me the truth.
This is not completely surprising since before we started doing our own hair cutting we did research at the public library. We borrowed some resources that covered basic hair care to get us started, and discovered that we already owned everything we needed as far as tools were concerned (sharp scissors, comb, spray bottle to wet hair, electric clippers, sheet).
We also discovered that it is fun to thumb our noses at fashion and take charge of our own 'look', if you can call it that. It might also be fun to one day get proficient enough to be able to cut other
"Will cut hair for food." Any takers out there?