Oops, I cut off all my hair

About a month ago, I decided to order hair clippers so that I could cut my hair instead of paying $40 a haircut (which I was getting about once a month). Today, I decided to open the box finally and try them out. I started out slowly by using the the #8 guard. That didn’t cut any hair at all actually. So I moved down through the sizes. At guard #6, hair finally starting getting trimmed; however, the sides were still shorter than that guard. I eventually made it down to a #3 when the sides started to trim off too. At this point, I could have stopped because my hair had been trimmed to a length of my liking, but I thought I would go ahead and try to style it so that the sides and back were shorter than the top. So, I threw on the #1 guard to go around the bottom of the sides and back of my neck. Easier said than done. Needless to say, I need some practice. Now all the hair on my head is 3 mm (the length of the #1 guard). I thought about cleaning the back of my neck with no guard… but I didn’t want to have to shave my whole head with no guard, so I left it as is (same with the hair around my ears), haha. I’ve never had my hair this short. I think it makes my face look more feminine than usual, but that may be because I’m not used to it. It’s awfully fun to rub my head now though! Harry doesn’t seem to care one way or the other.

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I did get a compliment from one of the CrossFit coaches who saw me on Saturday, at least. I have to add that it’s really nice going to a place where they only know me as August. Today was my second CrossFit workout. It was pretty awesome (tough). I’m definitely going to be going back there. I was pretty much sold after Saturday anyway. I’m going to try to make it 6 days a week (work/research/school permitting).

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2 comments

  1. Looks good! Shaving your hair yourself does take some practice, took me several months and several instances of being bald to finally get the hang of it.

  2. Oh my gosh you have more guts than I! I know without a doubt that I can’t cut my own hair so I shell out $20 every two weeks for a cut, budget permitting. I have noticed that the shorter I have my hair cut, the more feminine my face seems to look to me as well. I think you pull off your new cut really well though! Cheers!

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