DIY Gents Hair Cuts / (and ladies too)

edited 25 February at 7:24PM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
14 replies 451 views
AtomixAtomix Forumite
283 Posts
Eighth Anniversary 100 Posts Combo Breaker
✭✭
edited 25 February at 7:24PM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
Just wanted to see where other people are with this... (realise its health and beauty but couldn't see anywhere else appropriate to post)
We've now bought clippers / all the extras (gown / brush for sweeping hair and a range of other stuff) and my wife has watched numerous youtube vids
And she has now cut my hair half a dozen times over the past year... she's actually not bad at all / confidence has grown - also she has bought all the identical hair dye that the hair stylist uses, and we do a really really good job (for her not me).
I used to get it cut (with my son) every 2 months or so - never again... were more than happy with what we can achieve. She will be getting a professional cut, but not dyed again. 

Just wondered what the consensus was on here (any money-saving tips or further insight in the world of hairdressing)
«1

Replies

  • coffeehoundcoffeehound Forumite
    4.8K Posts
    Seventh Anniversary 1,000 Posts Photogenic Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭
    For long term clipping, my tip would be to buy a big bottle of Wahl clipper oil-- less than £3 in a few places.   Those little bottles you get with clippers seem designed to fall over immediately and leak everywhere.  This bottle will last years

  • pattycakepattycake Forumite
    1.5K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Combo Breaker
    ✭✭✭
    I bought clippers and professional scissors kit from Amazon last spring.  I have been cutting my husband’s hair ever since.  I wouldn’t say I do a wonderful job but it looks as good as some of the cuts he’s had at the barbers!

    My own hair is a different story.  I have short very thick hair which is loved by my hairdresser but problematical to tackle myself.  I’ve had a couple of ‘hacks’ at it through this current lockdown but I was happy to venture outdoors in my woolly hat when the weather was so cold the other week!

    At the very least, there’s no socialising at the moment.  Roll on April when I can get a proper cut and blow dry.
  • PollycatPollycat Forumite
    31.4K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper Savvy Shopper!
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have very short hair, usually cut by a hairdresser every 6 weeks.
    I have an appointment on the day they (hopefully) reopen on 12th April.
    I last had it cut on 15th December.
    I've not touched it since then. although I may have to trim my fringe but hope that won't be necessary.
    I'm retired. I only go out to the shops once a week. I've not seen family since 25th December. I've not seen friends since early November.
    It doesn't matter what my hair looks like.
    I guess it may be different for people who are still working.

  • donnac2558donnac2558 Forumite
    3.5K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭
    I keep my hair in a pixie crop and bought clippers from Amazon did it myself last lockdown.  When my hairdresser was able to see me again said I had done a brilliant job.   Since lockdown again I have done it again and am due to redo in a week or so.  I think it is hair it grows, I have thick hair with a kink, and it is the weight that annoys me.
  • edited 26 February at 10:58AM
    couriervanmancouriervanman Forumite
    1.7K Posts
    Sixth Anniversary 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭✭
    edited 26 February at 10:58AM
    No way would I let my wife cut mine I did my sons with Remington clippers and did a decent job but he has a full head of hair that grows fast.
    My wife offered but said the following....I'll give it a go but don't shout at me if I make a mess/I'll try my best....and then held the clippers in her hands like they were some strange alien object / hot potato. I had mine cut at the barbers December 30th and will manage till April 12th when they hopefully reopen appointment booked
  • unforeseenunforeseen Forumite
    6.6K Posts
    Tenth Anniversary 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭
    No 1 or even no attachment once a month. Been doing it for over 20 years. 
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User]
    0 Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭
    I do a No.4, with a bit of tapering round the bottom with a No.2. It was a bit shocking at first, but now I really like it, so I don't think I'll be going back unless I need it longer to stop my scalp getting sunburnt.
  • unforeseenunforeseen Forumite
    6.6K Posts
    Tenth Anniversary 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭
    I gave up on attachments when I went into shielding on the basis that nobody is going to see me. I'm quite happy with it now so will carry on when I get my parole
  • SavetowinSavetowin Forumite
    25 Posts
    10 Posts
    I started cutting the SO hair and really enjoyed it. he's growing it out now. But I have to stay I am ready to drop some serious money on hair and beauty in the coming months. I keep on looking down and seeing split ends and it's driving me nuts
  • unforeseenunforeseen Forumite
    6.6K Posts
    Tenth Anniversary 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭
    I keep on looking down and seeing split ends and it's driving me nuts
    I'm sorry but I've got a totally different image in my mind to what you probably meant. 😂

Sign In or Register to comment.
Latest MSE News and Guides

Top savings accounts

Up to 1.7% fixed or 0.6% easy access

MSE Guides

24 craft beers for £26 delivered

Flavourly newbies only (norm £70ish)

MSE Deals