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3 reasons why you should never perform a haircut at home

Updated on June 29, 2013

Each one of us gets a haircut every four-six weeks to look properly groomed and to keep hair strong and healthy. While most of us visit a salon to get a haircut (which is the right thing to do), several others attempt hair-cutting at home, which is not such a good idea.

Ward off your temptation!

It can be very tempting to pull out a pair of hair scissors and begin snipping away at your locks. Maybe you don’t have the time to schedule an appointment at the salon or you got so inspired by a haircut that you saw in a magazine or on TV that you decided to get the same cut for yourself at home!

While there could be various reasons why you want to cut your own hair, but you must ward off such temptation. Here are 3 critical reasons why you should never perform a haircut at home, unless you have professional experience.

1. Not all hair should be cut the same way

You must understand that cutting different type of hair requires different type of cutting. So, if you have curly, straight, thick or thin hair, the cutting procedure is different for each type. Professional hairstylists have the skills and experience to cut different type of hair but you do not.

2. Cutting hair requires special hair scissors

If you’re thinking of using craft scissors to cut your hair, you’re making a mistake. They may cut hair but they will also damage them, especially the ends.

Only professional hair shears should be used to cut hair. This is why hairstylists use different types of haircutting scissors to cut different type of hair to achieve different results.

3. Not sure of how much hair you’re cutting off

When you’re cutting your own hair, it is difficult to be accurate in deciding how much hair should be cut off. More often than not, people who cut hair at home, tend to cut off more hair than what is actually needed. Needless to say, they repent their judgement and have to visit a salon to treat their bad hair.

Also, when you visit a salon, your stylist may have to cut more hair to ensure your final haircut looks good. In this process, you'll end losing more hair than you would have had to in the first place.


Have you ever wondered why hairdressers must have a license to do hair? It is because it certifies that they have undergone the required cosmetology education training and are eligible to cut clients’ hair. Therefore, if you don’t have any professional experience, leave the styling and cutting of hair to professionals and don’t perform a haircut a home.


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