Cutting hair at home is a great way to save money. Cutting hair can take a little getting used to, but it will not be long before you are cutting hair like a pro. This article explains the basics of cutting the men’s hair in your family to save money.
Do Not Buy the Cheapest Razor
Do not buy the cheapest razor the store carries.
I bought a $35 razor at Walmart, and it works just fine. They had $15 and $20 razors as well, but those are just asking for trouble.
You can by razors that easily cost $200. These may be better investments, after you know what you are doing a little better. For a beginner, the $35 razors will work great.
Oil and Brush Your Razor
There is a little thing of oil and a miniature brush that comes with all razor kits. These can often be ignored by beginners, but are vital for a clean cut.
Before you ever use the razor, brush it and rub the oil over the blades. This will make for a smooth, clean haircut and extend the life of the razor.
I brush the razor about three times during every haircut. Keeping th elittle hairs out of the blades makes life a lot easier.
Start With a Large Blade
The blade caps that come with the razor have numbers on them. Smaller numbers, are smaller cuts. A number three is a standard cut, and whoever is getting their haircut should know what size they like.
If they like three, start with a four. You can always cut hair shorter, but you cannot make it longer. Many little cuts, work a lot better than one big cut that almost cut the skin.
Your First Haircut May Look a Little Odd
Chances are your first haircut will look a little off. There is not much you can do about this. Just do not plan any big events right before you do you first haircut. Take your time, and work slowly.
Cheap haircuts usually cost about $20, and men have to get them about every month. With just one man in the home, you will save $240 yearly. If you have children, you can easily save $1,000 by doing your own haircuts.
$1,000 can easily buy you a decent vacation, or a new large flat screen TV.
Giving haircuts to your loved ones is a great bonding experience as well. It takes communication and teamwork for a good haircut.