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Black Men: How to Cut Your Own Hair at Home


The Covid 19 pandemic is over. Many content creators made videos targeting everyone staying or working from home after the restrictions came to be. Black men going to the barber for their favorite haircut or women going to black hair salons become almost impossible. So, several barbers created content on how to cut your own hair at home.

Did the content become obsolete after the pandemic? No, most are still relevant. If you don’t like going to a barber shop, have kids, or just don’t have the time, this is for you. 

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Here’s a video by GameChanger on how black men can cut their own hair at home.

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How to Cut Your Own Hair Step by Step 

  1. If you have clippers at home, you’re set. But if not, buy professional but pocket-friendly clippers like the Wahl Magic clip or the Slimline Pro beard trimmer. Also, gather one or two combs (one should be wide-toothed), a brush, an antiseptic liquid, and a gel. You’ll also need a mirror to view the back of your head. 
  2. Wash your hair, then to unclamp the strands, use the wide-toothed comb.
  3. Now it’s time to start the shave. Start cutting lightly from the middle of your head towards the forehead and the ears. The clip with a wider guard should be flat. Take your time, and don’t be concerned if the haircut seems uneven.
  4. Take your mirror and go to a wall mirror. You’ll need the two to help you shave your back. Stand with your back towards the wall mirror and use the small one to view your back head.
  5. Note your hair’s growth hair pattern from the crown of your head, then start shaving from it toward the edges of your hairline.
  6. Make your hairline smooth and stand out by starting with the Slimline clipper. And this time, the guard is smaller. Use to make the primary line at the edge near your temples. Work on this section using the clippers until you get a nice temple look. You can also work on the hairline on your forehead.
  7. Wash your hair, and wipe from the crown of your head.
  8. Use the small comb and check whether your edges are okay. 
  9. Apply gel at your front hairline, comb the hair, and use the razor to trim your hairline. Do so according to your shape. Different people have varying hairlines.
  10. Do the same for the edges on the back of your head.

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Additional Tips on How to Cut Your Own Hair

  • Using clippers, you apply more pressure for thicker or tight-curled hair than loose-curl or thin hair. 
  • If you haven’t cut your hair in a while, wash it with water, shampoo, and brush it o get it back to its natural state.
  • Cut against the grain to have an even cut.

Taking care of your hair, whether afro or clean shaves, is crucial to maintaining an aesthetic look. So, don’t worry that you have no time to visit your local barber, arm yourself with tools, cut your own hair, and get that eye-raising look. 

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This Youtube video is by GameChanger—a brand name catering to the hair needs of the black community. 

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