Since the pandemic began, I’ve cut my own hair twice. The first result was good; the second time, not so much.
I don’t go out much. I order my groceries for pickup and don’t travel. No trips to Madrid or Sacramento where my daughters live this year.
The first time I cut my hair, the YouTube videos I looked at showed dividing the hair and pulling it straight up. It took more than an hour to do the cut.
I couldn’t find the videos this time for that method.
Here’s my before photo for my first cut.
Here’s my after photo for my first cut.
On the left side, I had one short piece. When I saw it, I quit. That’s my advice when cutting your own hair. I wish I had taken it the second time I cut my hair.
I decided I needed to cut my hair again this week because, although I haven’t gone to any doctor’s appointments during the pandemic, I decided it was time to go to the dentist. My appointment was Monday.
For most of 2020, I’ve debated on when to go to the dermatologist to get my annual skin check. I had an appointment in March. I canceled it.
I called during the summer. The receptionist said they’d turned every other chair around in the small reception room. I didn’t thing that was good enough for social distancing. I rescheduled my appointment for January.
So, it turned out I had a dentist appointment Monday and a skin check on Tuesday.
I decided going with long, long hair wouldn’t be a good idea during a pandemic when you wanted to get through your appointments as quickly as possible and as hygienically as possible.
When I looked for the YouTube videos that showed you pulling your hair straight up and cutting that I used for the first cut, I couldn’t find them.
What I found were videos showing pulling your long hair forward, holding the hair, then cutting it below your fingers either straight or diagonally. This video is an example:
So, I used this method. It worked pretty well. However, the back seemed really thick. That’s what I wanted to get rid of for my appointments. So much thick hair.
So, I watched other videos. They showed pulling the hair forward over the top of the head, then cutting the back.
I tried that. However, a problem occurred. I accidentally cut the sides shorter, too. A big mistake.
This is the before photo for my second haircut.
This is the after photo for my second haircut.
I wrote an email to my daughters. My daughter-in-law laughed when she saw it. I said it looked like I was trying for layers and I made a mistake.
Oh, well. Life is an experience. It will grow out in six months. I’m not going anywhere, and it won’t be too noticeable on Zoom.