Guess what I did!

Guess what I did today, well this evening, within the last hour.  Go on guess, go on – no, not that, not that either, no, how dare you I’d never do that – well not twice!

Okay I’ll tell you – I cut my own hair!  This is pretty monumental because when it was long I practically needed a valium to get it trimmed.  Now, well I don’t really give a sod – it’s just hair – I have a hat!

However I have two things to say

1)  There’s a reason hairdressers TRAIN

2)  My mum was a hairdresser, even having her own shop up to me arriving – it’s not genetic!

There was however some very logical reasoning behind my decision to give it a whirl, or rather a trim, myself.

Do you know how much it costs to have your hair cut?  Well obviously some of your do – a number of the women in my life either lie or do their very best to avoid having the men in their lives find out how much they spend – and let’s not even get started on having it coloured.

After having it long for so long (boom, boom), I had gotten use to having it cut twice a year, whether it needed it or not!  A dry cut round here costs about £9.50.  The hair trimmers cost £19.99 so even if I thought if I only get two haircuts I’ve more or less broken even. Plus if it worked out all the money I’d saved* is extra money for wool!

(* I realise this is subjective – if I’d not decided to keep it short I wouldn’t have to spend the money and since this is a new expense I’m not really saving anything – more avoiding a new expense but as I said extra money for wool.)

A friend said it particularly suited me when it was at pixie cut length, this was before it went particularly curly and started growing OUT.  Before it was fine and straight – now it’s thick and curly.  So I decided to go with a pixie cut rather than the bob I’d originally thought.  Well, with the size of my backside at the moment not so much a pixie cut more a garden gnome cut.

So despite ordering the trimmers before B’s Christmas present of a garden vac/blower they only arrived yesterday.  I was beginning to think I’d have to use the garden vac.  They charged overnight and I just ventured into the garage to give them a whirl.  Well I thought it could get messy.

We (Bud supervised) narrowly avoided a bit, well HUGE boo boo because I hadn’t realised it had two length attachments and we nearly had 11mm instead of 21mm!

I could not believe the amount of hair on the floor and how much was still left on my head.  So I made it shorter and then some other bits a bit shorter!  The directions did happen to say keep a note of the settings so you can repeat the cut – I think I must have used about 25.

Lessons I learned…

1)  Stand closer to a mirror.  We do have a mirror in the garage, we don’t have one in the bathroom mind, but the one in the garage is the other side of the multi-gym so at least five feet away.

2)  Double check the length setting (I should have known this as one of the ladies at Armchair Yoga was scalped by her husband about a month ago).

3)  It looks better once it’s been washed.

As for pics well the camera is still busted!  Actually I took a before one on the webcam and I may take an after in the cold light of morning.


7 responses to “Guess what I did!

  1. You crack me up!!!!

    I once (aged about 14) allowed my then 16-year old sister to cut my hair. BIG mistake. Why did I let her near me with scissors?!! I ended up with what she called an asymmetric bob … I called it hugely embarrassing (even in the 80’s) and not very good. My Mum had to even it up (it was kinda very short for a long time).

  2. Julie from CA, USA

    hahahaha looooove this Feresa 🙂 Pleeeeeeeese post pictures! Sounds like we have similar dilemmas!!!! Going from long and straight to short and curly!!! hahahaha so funny!!! I’m almost ready to have my new chemo-locks trimmed too, as I just don’t want to look like a frumpy grandma :0
    My hubby tells people he want to start chemo soon to grow hair!!! (he’s bald!) I do appreciate the new hair and find it O so amusing!!! But even though I heard the new growth could come in curly and darker, I really didn’t believe it! hahahaha on me! I’m anxious to see what it would look like longer and curly, but not sure I will have the guts/patience for the in-between stage. Sounds like what you did to yourself, my daughter and I recently did to our very-long haired kitty! Post pictures please!!! How are you feeling and how are your blood tests. My recent ones are good 🙂 Happy New Year!!! xoxo

  3. You are a brave woman! Would love to see the before and after pictures!

  4. When you first mentioned hair clippers I thought: “Hair clippers! Has the woman gone mad!!!” I had visions of you walking Buddy, you in your bovver boots looking like St Helens’ first Myeloma ASBO recipient.
    Now I realise you are more Julie Andrews in Victor/Victoria than National Front.

  5. “We want pictures….. we want pictures…… we want pictures” she heard the crowd cry.

  6. You are a brave, brave woman.

  7. Picturrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrres!!!

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