- Cutting your own hair
Depends on your hair and the shape of your head. For me if I go a bit too short I look like a bouncer, if I go shorter still I look like I escaped from an institution, if I go for the shortest I look like it would never occur to me to try to escape.
Just start with the smallest number and work up until you get a result you likePosted 6 years agoelaine anneMember
dont listen to sweepy-if you do you will be bauld 😉Posted 6 years ago
start at bigggest and work down….my hubby and son usually go for number 2….but thats quite bonehead too lol…. yeah start with number 4 or 3 if you have never used clippers b4… that way you will still have some hair left rather than no hair at all as ‘sweepy’ is suggesting… 😉
I had the guard fall off (I usually do 12mm – 18mm) and created diagonal bald stripe across the top my head, so had to take the whole lot off. Thats how I got to observe the slow transition from ‘Window Licker’, through ‘Danger to the Public’, past ‘Sorry sir, your names not on the list’ back to big friendly bloke.Posted 6 years ago
dont listen to sweepy-if you do you will be bauld
start at bigggest and work down….my hubby and son usually go for number 2….but thats quite bonehead too lol…. yeah start with number 4 or 3 if you have never used clippers b4… that way you will still have some hair left rather than no hair at all as ‘sweepy’ is suggesting…
very brave of Sweepy to take that bullet for me 🙂Posted 6 years ago
As the tide seems to be on it’s way out on my head, I have decided to cut all of my hair off this evening. I bought some clippers last week and have tried them out on the kids 😈 and now I am ready to have a go on myself.
Any tips on how to not make a total mess of it and what length should I go for as the clippers are marked in mm rather than just number 1,2 etc as I recall from living in England, what should I go for? 6mm???Posted 6 years ago
I think I used 18mm on the kids on the top and shorter at the back and sides and that looks OK. The problem is that the other half won’t get involved if she can help it so I think it’ll be 12mm all over then try to tidy up the back.
Thankfully next week will be a dead week for work so I’ll be home most of the time and then I am off for the following 2 weeks so if it is a disaster, I still have time for it to grow a bit and then go back to the hairdressersPosted 6 years ago
to be laughed atto get it sorted outStonerSubscriber
Contrary to what mentioned above the old style numbers are not just mm. So a no 3 and 3mm are not the same thing by a long way. I’d say a no 4 is about 12 – 15mm.
Which I learnt in France once when I asked in my best franglish for a “Numero trois sur tous, s’il vous plait”. 😯Posted 6 years agoCharlieMungusMember
have decided to cut all of my hair off this evening. I bought some clippers last week and have tried them out on the kids and now I am ready to have a go on myself.
Remember of course if you go for full bald, your follicles still produce oil (sebum?) which will make your head feel really clammy and oilyPosted 6 years agojackoinmossMember
Don’t see what the fuss is about?
All mine fell out years ago just clipper the remainder as not to look obviously bald.
Lost all the guards a few years ago so no choice on length anyhow.
As for head feeling oily and clammy you just need to stop thinking its your head and just except your face has got much bigger?Posted 6 years agomolinifreerideMember
I tried cutting my own hair once, the bleedin’ shaver got stuck in what can only be described as barbed wire on my head. My wife intervened with a pair of blunt scissors and I ended up looking like a pineapple. Next day at the cafe in Hebden I kept my hat on until a so called friend removed it and the whole of Hebden had a good belly laugh. Final result was a mate called round after the days ride and shaved the lot off.Posted 6 years agobuzz-lightyearMember
Barber gave me a tip to deal with going bald.
He said it looks bad if your hair is visibly thick vs thin in different places. e.g. thin on top and thick at the back and sides like mine.
So he does the back and sides at #3/4 then cuts the top short so it stands up with some volume. Thickness then looks visually even all over.Posted 6 years agoJon TaylorSubscriber
For a while I’d do my head on a no. 1 (Oxford summer hols, training in the gym/boathouse every afternoon)
then when I saw old ladies crossing the road to avoid me, I stepped back to a no. 2.
I’m now (hopefully) in the fuzzy-yet-cuddly stage of baldness rather than straight THUG.Posted 6 years ago
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