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Can I trim my own fringe?

(16 Posts)
itsbetterthanabox Sun 11-May-14 12:04:25

Or is it silly? It's in my eyes but I can't get down the hairdressers very soon.

ThatBloodyWoman Sun 11-May-14 12:06:51

Course you can.
I always did when I had one.

Hairdressers always had a fit when I did go, but it looked fine to me, and no one looked at me like this>>>>shock

Buggered if I was going to pay £3 for the hairdressers to do it.

KosherBacon Sun 11-May-14 12:47:59

There's loads of tutorials on YouTube of how to do it. Think of a celebs fringe that you like, put their name and bangs (American word for fringe) into the search and you'll get loads of tutorials.

MrsLettuce Sun 11-May-14 13:00:08

You can but even with masses of experience it does sometimes goes wrong. Fringe needs to be (literally) freshly washed and blowdried thus (without the product and no need for the poshest of brushes either) before you start. But, even more importantly you must hvae decent quality hair scissors - nail scissors or kitchen scissors will absolutely not do.

Never, ever, ever, ever cut it when it's wet!

mumblechum1 Sun 11-May-14 13:01:38

I do mine all the time. As Mrs L says, do it when it's dry. I generally snip in lots of diagonal cuts along the end so it isn't a hard line.

ThatBloodyWoman Sun 11-May-14 13:02:29

Just do it bit at a time.
You can take more off, but you can't stick it back on.

And for the next couple of mornings, just check for stray long hairs and snip them off.

CointreauVersial Sun 11-May-14 13:04:48

I do this all the time. I'm growing out my hair and haven't been to the hairdresser since last August, but I still need to trim my fringe. I can't bear it in my eyes; it also gets very greasy and limp if it's too long.

I'm not particularly scientific about it; I just dampen it, comb it out, and trim a few millimetres off. I have some decent sharp scissors, which is important. It may not be precisely straight, but I don't have poker-straight thick hair, so you wouldn't notice.

Go for it.

MrsLettuce Sun 11-May-14 13:11:39

(ah good point about hair type - mine is utterly straight which is probably why I felt the need to issue Very Strict Instructions)

Coumarin Sun 11-May-14 13:48:56

You can. I wouldn't. Although I'm looking like the love gold of Claudia Winkleman and Chewbacca at the moment so it's tempting.

<peers through gap>

Coumarin Sun 11-May-14 13:49:22

*love child

justgoandgetalife Tue 10-Nov-15 07:40:29

Never ever trim your fringe when you're exhausted & always cut under your fingers, not over the top!

Guess who did that last night & no I'm not posting a picture.

burnishedsilver Tue 10-Nov-15 08:23:02

Based on my own disastrous attempts I'm going to say no!

mintbiscuit Tue 10-Nov-15 08:41:11

As someone said before do not cut in a straight line. Use little diagonal snips.

My hairdresser always used to cut mine for free though in between cuts. Maybe yours does too?

HSMMaCM Tue 10-Nov-15 09:13:26

All I can say is don't cut it too short, as I did first time. You can always cut more off.

justgoandgetalife Fri 13-Nov-15 15:46:12

Actually, I 'fixed' it - a bit! Thankfully my fringe is/was quite thin, so by taking the hairline back a bit and combing more hair forward, then cutting it as I usually do, but longer, it now covers over the shorter bits and looks like a layered but thicker fringe. Phew!

[I also 'fixed it' when wide awake and cut under my fingers, not above!]

Thurlow Fri 13-Nov-15 15:48:20

If you do little cuts that are rather more into it, as opposed to cutting across straight, it's normally ok. I do this every week or two. Then you're not cutting lots off, you're just tidying it a bit.

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