It was my first time to cut EJ’s hair. With this lock down, I am forced to do it. Seriously though, I haven’t tried cutting anyone’s hair before. I haven’t tried event cutting mine or my daughters.
With this lock down though, my husband’s hair has grown really long. Cutting your husband’s hair while on quarantine now becomes necessary. Zeeka hates it when her daddy’s hair is long. haha! EJ has thick hair, too, so he’s been complaining that it has become itchy when the edges touches his ear. He hates it now also when the hair covers his eyes.
So obviously since he can’t cut his own hair, I had to do it.
The How-To’s of Cutting your husband’s hair while on Quarantine
I had a comb, scissors and body hair trimmer at home. We didn’t have clippers so we thought this would work. It didn’t though as you’ll see in the video.
So to prepare for this, I watched youtube videos the night before. They looked all so easy, so that helped me muster up the courage to do this.
I had my husband sit on a chair. We had a huge mirror in our condo so I had him sit facing the mirror. Turned off the fan so that the hair wouldn’t scatter all over the place. We also cut a hole in a garbage bag and used it to catch the hair.
Some people use a towel, by the way.
To start, make sure you know where his hair parts. This is very important since you don’t want to cut too much of the hair that it looks really terrible when he parts it up.
I learned from how women color hair and from videos that you should cut hair in sections. Start from the back (nape of the neck). Run your hand up while trying to catch hair between your fingers.
Start cutting your husband’s hair in snippets. Don’t cut a huge chunk of hair. What I did, since I was still scared at first is to start with small really small sections,. When I was more confident and “sort of” saw the shape already, I started cutting bigger chunks of hair.
I did this for the back and the sides (near the ears). I found the section near the ears to be the most difficult.
As for the bangs, just trim his bangs. What I did was to comb it on how he usually has it and just see if there are sections that are super long. I cut it to the point that it just doesn’t touch his ear when he combs it to the side.
Comb his hair one more time to see if any hair is out of place. Don’t be too OC when doing this since you may cut off his too short (cutting more than what you envision).
Have you tried doing this? If you have tips for the next time I cut his hair again, share them with me in the comment section below! 🙂
Stay safe and happy!
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