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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.
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.
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!]
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.