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  • Hello, I'm Catie.

  • Today, what I am going to share is

  • very very special...

  • and a little bit exiting..

  • It is how to cut your own hair by yourself!

  • It's not just like cutting the fringe or cutting off the split ends of my hair.

  • It is about how to cut your hair short by yourself.

  • Normally I like to cut my own hair.

  • Basically, I would keep my hair length to here, or a bit longer at most,

  • Then I would cut it by my own.

  • Normally, I would cut hair on my own unless for hair perming.

  • I am very used to cut my own hair.

  • I reason it 's easier to get the hair length you want by cutting the hair on your own

  • When I go to a hair salon, I don't know why but it's usually hard for me to communicate well with the hairdresser

  • Every time I let a hairdresser do my hair, I am usually not very satisfied with the result.

  • So I decide to do my own hair then

  • I am that type of person who does not care about messing up my own hair,

  • I mean if my hair is messed up, it can be tied up for a while because hair will grow back.

  • Or i will be using the curling iron to make my hair look nicer if I mess it up. Normally, it won't be too ugly to look at.

  • So, I don't care about messing up my hair.

  • Today, there is still a possibility that I will mess up my hair. I can't be successful every time I try.

  • Now, I want to cut my hair so I'm recording this for you guys to watch.

  • I will need two tools to cut my hair.

  • The first one would definitely be scissors.

  • I use the normal scissors that can be bought from stationery shops, not those professional ones.

  • I am more used to this type of scissors.

  • And the size should be approximately like this small one

  • Be sure to have sharp scissors , so it won't be difficult to use or the end result would not be neat.

  • The next tool is the thin comb. I think everyone should have it.

  • And so, let's start now.

  • My way of cutting the hair is very easy and simple, I would first divide my hair into half.

  • I'm justing doing approximately half. I don't really care about my hair.

  • Divide them into half , and brush them so they would be neat.

  • I have brush them earlier.

  • Just a little bit more.

  • I would wear clothes that are to be thrown later, so I do not need to clean the hair on it afterwards.

  • Sometimes your hair would stick onto your clothes

  • So it can't be taken out, and the clothes can't be cleared completely.

  • Or else, you can make the plastic poncho. Well for me, I am too lazy to do that.

  • Hence, I wear the clothes that are to be thrown away so I could just throw them away and there is no need to tidy things up.

  • After brushing,

  • Just hold the length you want, and how to decide the length?

  • For instance, I would like to cut my hair up to my shoulders.

  • I would grab on it.

  • Then, I would use the curling iron to tidy my hair so my hair length would be shorter a bit after that

  • So you would have to save some length to curl your hair afterwards.

  • Normally I would leave about this much of length.

  • So go down for this length.

  • So it is approx. here.

  • It's really common to make mistakes while cutting our own hair.

  • I would rather cut it bit by bit first ,

  • Then if it's too long, I can trim it up slowly.

  • I would not want to cut to the desired lenght by one shot.

  • For example, you want the length at here and you cut straight at it.

  • Then if you realise you cut it too short, there will be no way to fix it.

  • You can only seek professional help from hairdressers.

  • But if you cut it slowly, you can trim your hair to the desired length.

  • So I would rather take longer time than cutting it too short

  • I would first start with this length.

  • A bit more..

  • Then I'll cut.

  • So nervous!

  • It's my first time to video myself cutting my hair

  • Here we go! Arghhh..

  • Like this.

  • Um, so ugly?

  • The cut hair is here. I'm going to keep it.

  • Now this side.

  • The same, grab..

  • When you hold on it,

  • you pull it down with force.

  • The length would be slight shorter after you let go

  • So when you grab on it, use lesser force.

  • Or else it is hard to estimate the length you want

  • This would be it.

  • Cutting now

  • Actually I am that kind of person who hardly goes outside.

  • I would not go out unless something urgent happens.

  • I rather cut it by my own in the house.

  • Such a weird habit...

  • This side is too short .

  • Never mind.

  • The hair will grow back. No difference.

  • Two bundle. Here.

  • And now, I am separating my hair into two layers .

  • First tie up the upper part.

  • I can trim hair layers by myself.

  • Tie up the upper part like this.

  • And the same as before, divide the hair into half and put them in front.

  • Now it is time for checking and there is a strand too long and it is coming out.

  • Grab it and cut it off.

  • And then,

  • I would trim the hair layers like this

  • Cut it vertically.

  • You can see now the hair has a horizontal cut line, it looked plain and stupid.

  • I would cut it using the scissors by holding it vertically.

  • The line would be more natural later.

  • Only a bit more natural, but not completely natural.

  • It would be nicer after you wash it a few times.

  • Curling iron is needed to tidy the hair on the first few days.

  • Otherwise, it will look like a dog has bitten on it.

  • After trimming it vertically, the line is smoother and natural.

  • Unlike this side, which is cut straight by scissors.

  • I will trim this side again for you all to see one more time.

  • Trim it vertically like this.

  • You can see why I like small scissors like this

  • If the scissors is too big, you can't control it very well.

  • if too small, it will take a lot of time.

  • So this size would be the best.

  • You should also be aware that I pulled the hair to the front when I cut it.

  • because of the angle, outside part would be shorter.

  • the inside would be longer.

  • If you don't like it, you would have to trim the inside part shorter.

  • I like shorter hair in the front and longer hair at the back,

  • so i would not trim it to be perfectly neat.

  • I only trim the rigid hair ends.

  • Okay. It's done.

  • Now for the other side.

  • Now you can see the hair line is not that hard compared with the one right after the cut

  • It will look nicer afterwards when curling iron is used.

  • Really. Maybe it's just me thinking it is nice.

  • This is my own habit of tidying my hair.

  • Then I would tied this layer up.

  • The trimmed layer.

  • (to avoid cutting it again later)

  • Separate another layer up here.

  • So the second layer would be shorter ,

  • I would cut this shorter.

  • It would be a length of a finger.

  • Hold onto the hair like this.

  • Like this.

  • And cut this off.

  • The hair layer would come out.

  • The same for here.

  • Cut it vertically.

  • The other reason that I like to cut my hair is

  • I like my hair to have a thick volume.

  • I never thin my hair, but

  • I don't know why but all the hairdressers want to thin the hair.

  • I always tell them not to thin my hair.

  • I like my hair to have a thick volume.

  • But in the end, they always say "let me thin this bit of hair for you".

  • No matter how you say no, they will insist on thinning your hair.

  • I would rather cut my hair by myself so I can decide the volume of my hair

  • and the length of hair that I prefer.

  • And now this layer is done.

  • The same here, hold onto to the length of a finger. Then cut it.

  • Trim it vertically.

  • When trimming like this, you can see there are some hair out of place.

  • Trim them off first.

  • This part is too long.

  • Trim it off.

  • Okay. Second part has finished.

  • Look at these two layers put together.

  • Tie them back.

  • Now the top part.

  • I think I cut too short.

  • Haha. No difference.

  • So this part is the third part.

  • The same, divide it into half.

  • For that last layer, we use width of a finger.

  • This layer would need the width of approx. two fingers.

  • It should be shorter layer by layer

  • So It would look better after the curling the hair.

  • Then it would have the curve.

  • Like this.

  • Use the finger to grab the hair.

  • Okay. Cut off this bit.

  • Trim it vertically.

  • If you see a bit too long, grab it

  • Look here, this bit is too long.

  • Grab it and cut it off.

  • Don't be afraid to cut it.

  • Hair is external to the body.

  • It will grow soon after.

  • This part is now done.

  • I cut it so short!

  • So you guys really need to leave some more length for your hair.

  • I cut too short.

  • But never mind.

  • I just want it short.

  • And now, this side.

  • When one side is too short, the other side had to be trimmed shorter.

  • So if you keep trimming and trimming, it will became shorter and shorter

  • So for the first cut , you should save about this length.

  • Just in case you make some mistakes.

  • It is so fun to cut your own hair.

  • In the future, if i have a daughter I will have fun with her hair.

  • Okay, now I put the rest down.

  • Normally, the back hair would be longer.

  • I would grab on it more.

  • There is excess here.

  • Grab it and trim it.

  • It is actually all right this time.

  • Only a bit.

  • Only a bit on the back.

  • Trim it like this

  • I don't really care if I can't see it so I will just trim it anyway.

  • If you are really aware of your hair , don't cut it by your own

  • You may cry after your try.

  • I see no difference. It's just hair.

  • Okay. It is finished.

  • It may not be neat on the back.

  • I would trim it later in a few days.

  • I would not cut it all at once.

  • I would consider it done if the front and the sides are neat.

  • Now I teach you how to tidy up this kind of hair using curling iron.

  • I will change this shirt first. it's so itchy now

  • I have changed into this shirt.

  • This shirt..

  • was my favourite shirt to wear when I used to work.

  • I would wear this if I had meeting with my manager.

  • He had never found out even once !

  • Now I want to tidy up my hair with the curling iron.

  • Curling iron is here.

  • I directly curl it inwards like this.

  • Curl it inwards layer by layer.

  • Look at the sides before and after the curling.

  • There is a big difference, right?

  • I have separated three hair layers to cut.

  • So I can have this pretty effect after curling.

  • I like it! I think it's pretty!

  • Yeah!

  • Now for this side.

  • This is the finished look.

  • I don't think it is worse than having it cut by hair dressers.

  • I think it is pretty.

  • Too much self confidence for myself

  • I always like the hair style that I cut for myself

  • And it is easier to have the look that you want.

  • I think it look good.

  • Now I have middle parting.

  • If you want a side parting is also ok.

  • It would be nicer if you side part it.

  • Look good with the side parting.

  • Both are good.

  • If you're interested in cutting your hair, try it.

  • Don't worry about it, hair grows back anyway.

  • Don't cut it too short.

  • For my length of hair , if you mess it up, you can just simply tie the hair up and you will be fine.

  • Beware of two points while cutting the hair:

  • 1.Do not cut it too short.

  • It can't get longer immediately if you cut it