One of our readers Miss Damie Alabi sent this post. She recently decided to cut her hair and she felt she needed to shed some light on how to go about it and things you should avoid before the big chop.
1. BRACE YOURSELF UP FOR THE CHANGE
The change from a haircut is quite drastic, your jawline becomes more obvious or your cheeks , your shoulder are out in the open and you will become extra self conscious as people might stare in public( no joke). I also recommend you find hairstyle inspirations and also ladies you can relate to.
2. WHY DO YOU WANT TO CUT IT?
One question I have had to answer over and over again is ” but Damie why?” and I answer “I just felt like” . Although my reason for this choice of hairstyle is alot deeper than that. You need to understand exactly why you want to cut your hair. If the reason seems valid enough to you….then welcome to the team.
3. KNOW YOUR FACE SHAPE.
I have cut my hair more times that I have had a weave on, so I pretty much know that a regular haircut will suit me. If you are doing this for the first time, I recommend you do a comprehensive research to know your face shape and also the type of haircuts that will suit your face shape. Finally, search for ladies on low-cut with similar face shape as yours to have an idea of what the hairstyle will look like on you.
4. KNOW YOUR BARBER
Earlier this year, I had a similar haircut to the one I have on now. The barber that cut my hair in Jos came highly recommended by ladies and he pretty much did a good job.
This haircut I have on is not the best at all, he came highly recommended by guys so he gave me a guy cut. Its not the best but I’m rocking it.