Just for fun: Have you cut your SO's hair during lockdown?

posted 4 months ago in Weddingbee
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

I haven’t cut my husbands hair yet, but I’ve cut plenty of hair in my day and I don’t think it’s a big deal. I’ll probably give him a trim this weekend. 
He did however cut MY hair. I had him give me a side shave lol. He did a nice job too. 

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee

I started cutting my husband’s hair in our first year of marriage.  I got a kit and went to it.  It took me a while to find my groove but his haircuts were never so bad that he had to dash into the barber’s.  My policy is to start a little on the long side at first so you have something to work with if there’s a mistake.  I stopped using the clippers.  I don’t like the results.  I use the hair trimming scissors that came in the kit.  It blends better that way (for me). I also cut my kids’ hair too.  Sometimes I have done stretches of cutting my own hair.  It looks like I’ll be back to that as well.  I wear my hair long and layered.  Luckily, that’s a style that’s pretty forgiving of an imperfect haircut.

Post # 19
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Hahaha…absolutely not. He’ll let me touch up the back of his neck with the razor but he’d never let me cut his hair. His hair grows so fast and seems to defy gravity though so it’s going to start looking crazy in a couple weeks.

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper

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EllyAnne :  Nope. He is loyal to one barber. His barber is older and is at higher risk that’s why he closed his barber shop pretty early on before the lockdown. SO hasn’t had a haircut since last month. His hair is still manageable but just in case the lockdown needs to be extended, he has a hair clipper set with different levels at home.

Post # 22
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Helper bee

I’ve been cutting my husband’s hair for a couple years now. It used to be a simple thing, buzz short on the sides, a little longer on top, blend between, but a few months ago I convinced him to try short sides/long top swooshed over with some styling gel. (Can you tell by my technical lingo I’m not a hairdresser? ๐Ÿ˜†)

My hair is almost down to my waist again, so I have it cut only very rarely.

I ran across this article the other day, though, comparing a diy haircut to a diy root canal! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ™„ I can understand not dying or bleaching your hair at home, but seriously? To compare a haircut to a root canal is absurd. https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-april-7-2020-1.5524504/did-you-try-to-do-your-own-root-canal-hair-stylists-recommend-against-quarantine-cuts-1.5524657

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee

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EllyAnne :  

I actually find the scissors approach to be less risky and more forgiving.  If the hair looks choppy after using the clippers, that the scissors to it.  I grab the hair between my fingers in a thin vertical row and draw it outward so the hairs are extended horizontally.  Then trim straight downward along the ends of you want each hair to be the same length.  If I’m blending the top (longer) with the bottom (shorter) then I will cut at an angle that leaves the hairs a little longer toward the top.  You can blend with scissors all the way around to improve results.

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee

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bethio :  

I dye my own hair too. ๐Ÿ˜‰. Everyone is shocked when they find out it’s colored.  It looks very natural.  And at five bucks a box…?!  My salon could not get the dye to take evenly no matter what they tried.  It’s all diy now in this house.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

Yup. Did a simple short buzz because it was getting long and driving him crazy and he doesn’t really care how perfect it is. Which turned out to be a good thing because we did a terrible job and there’s definitely noticeable patches in the back. Whoops! Haha. Good thing our Zoom meetings only show the front!

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper

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EllyAnne :  Exactly…impossible to keep space of 6 feet/2 meters when your working on someone’s hair!

Post # 29
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve done his before and no way will he let me near his hair again…

I usually get mine trimmed every eight weeks and had gone about a week before this started so I’m okay for awhile yet, especially due to the fact that I have not used any heat on it for well over a month now so my ends look better than usual.

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee

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socalgirl1689 :   

I use Revlon Colorsilk.  It does great with my greys.  The conditioner packet is the real golden treasure, though.  That stuff is amazing at repairing and reviving hair.  My hair is curly and about four inches from my waist.  It hasn’t been this long in ages!  And it’s in good condition.  That’s pretty difficult to manage for curly plus dyed hair.  If I stopped using hair dye, I would still buy a box of some random cororsilk dye, toss out the dye, and use the conditioning packet.  I wish they sold it separately.  I would buy it in bulk.

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