The cheaper I go, the longer it’ll grow

I’m going back to the cheap route of doing my hair. It may be the biggest mistake of my life, but I won’t know until I keep trying (or screw up).

My mom used to cut my hair back in the day. Believe it or not the first time I went to a hair dresser I was in my early twenties. It was at what I thought was a fancy hair salon in the local mall. Turns out it was the one of the worst hair cuts in my life. She said oops, while she was cutting it. I never went back.

For years I thought expensive meant better; and sure, I left it up to the experts for the past few years or so, but my hair wasn’t growing longer. Recently I’ve been going to get my hair trimmed every 14 weeks. I have pretty fine hair so I really need the ends trimmed off every few months or it’ll look ratty and damaged.

My co-worker goes to this one woman who has a hair salon in her basement. Have to admit, I’m uncomfortable there, since it’s a little old and a bit sketch, but for a $15 hair cut I can live with it. My hair has been growing at a steady rate ever since. I don’t know why. Maybe they listen to what I say? Maybe she doesn’t go wild with the scissors? It just works.

In about two weeks I’m due for a hair trim. I may not even go for another month or two yet. Why? Because I got these hair cutting scissors (thanks to Flat Iron Experts) and I’ve been trimming off the dead ends myself.cutting-my-hair

My hair cut is pretty simple since I don’t have any layers. Though, it’s not long enough yet to cut the back, nor do I really want to depend on a blind eye to trim the back. I don’t want to mess things up. So there aren’t any before/after photos. I cleaned up the split ends in the front so it feels nice and fresh.

I forgot how sharp hair cutting scissors are compared to paper scissors. Have to admit, I almost got a little out of hand trimming off the dead ends. After I was done, my hair was just as healthy as if I had paid someone to trim it for me.dannyco-scissors

Great little Japanese motif design on the Dannyco scissors, don’t you think?


Some features of the Dannyco scissors:

  • High-grade Japanese stainless steel blades
  • Hollow-ground blades
  • Zinc alloy, lightweight ergonomic handles
  • Adjustable stainless steel screw to set the cutting tension
  • Removable finger rest

Dannyco hair scissors retail for $76.99 on Flat Iron Experts website.

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  1. Love it!!
    I also have had similar “Oops” hair cutting experiences…not good! I took me a while to find a hairdresser that was reasonably priced and that I liked, but finally did after 3 years in TO haha
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  2. When I was a kid a hairdresser cut the back of my neck. She sliced it from ear to ear. Mom decided to get her friend to perm it for me every 3 or 4 months and that worked for a while. By the time I was 12 I started trimming my own hair. I peroxided my hair as well.

    The last 2 times I had my hair done in a salon the first she took 5 minutes to wash, cut and dry my hair. It was crap. It took me 2 years to go back to the salon. The next time I went the hairdresser said rude things about my cousin and well, I’m not having any of that.

    I prefer to cut my own hair as well as color it. It is easy to cut. Use clips to section off your hair. I need layers because my hair bunches. I do two large sections on the back and the top ends up being another section… Same as coloring.. I always like Nice and Easy permanent hair color as well…

    I had my own salon for 6 years and loved it… been thinking about getting back into it.. maybe..
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  3. This is so great. I am in the same boat. Every once and a while, I will get an expensive haircut, but a local salon trims my hair for $11 and they do a good job every time. Cheap hair is where it is at!!!

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