How to Cut and Style Your Own Hair Like A Pro
Some days you just can't make it to the salon, whether it's because of work, travel, personal stuff, or budget. For those in-between times, there are a few tricks you can try to keep your style on point until your next appointment -- without annoying your hairdresser that you've gone rogue on your mane. From bang-cuts to de-frizzing to blow-drying and more, check out our DIY guide to cutting and styling your own hair below.
Here's our full-proof guide to cutting bangs and how to fake a haircut without a trip to the salon. If you're brave enough to cut your own locks or have a friend or S.O. give you a much-needed trim, here are tools to make sure you/they have pro tools to get it straight.
SHOP HAIR CUTTING TOOLS
Having a frizz issue? Here are 7 pro tips for getting back that pre-summer shine (hint: silk pillowcase = so long frizz!), tips for repairing dry hair, and hair hacks for curly hair. You can also use a pre-wash to remove hair residue while adding moisture to your locks (we love this Ayurvedic one below), a moisturizing hair masque and/or an anti-frizz leave-in treatment.
Master waves or a smooth blowout with a blow dryer. And note: air-drying can cause more damage than blow-drying. Why? Because the hair strand can actually swell due to too much water exposure. Want to have a little fun? Make a headband using your own hair!
SHOP STYLING TOOLS
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This article has been updated from a previous post.
Theresa Gonzalez is a content creator based in San Francisco and the author of Sunday Sews. She's a lover of all things design and spends most of her days momming her little one Matilda.