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If you're reading this at some point other than in 2020, you might not get a few of my references. So, to bring you up to speed: It's April 10th, 2020, my family is in quarantine and has been since March 14th (or something). I broke my arm severely the month before that, so I've been home without fail for more than two months, with a few exceptions for visits to my orthopedic surgeon. Basically, I haven't been able to get a haircut in a long time and I have no idea when I'll be able to again, so I did it myself. I did a quick search for "How to cut curly hair at home" after hearing about it from my niece, then I made it happen. Here's how it went, and how you can do it yourself, too. (read more)
DOUBLE UNICORN CUT YOUTUBE
As always, if I can make a video to go with my post, I will. If you'd rather watch me talk about how to cut long curly hair at home using the unicorn cut curly hair method, here you go:
HOW TO DO A UNICORN CUT CURLY HAIR METHOD
The first thing you're going to need in order to cut curly hair at home is some supplies. I'll list what I used, and I'll also post the Amazon links so you can check them out, in case you're missing any one thing, or in case you're like me, and you don't normally have a comb or hairbrush on hand.
1. SCISSORS - I used my Kai scissors that I quilt with, but if you have a good, sharp pair of scissors, that will work. You could also go for a kit designed to help you with cutting your hair at home. it comes with scissors, a comb, a cape, etc.
2. PONY TAIL HOLDERS (SMALL AND LARGE) - You're going to need at least two pony tail holders, but preferably three. I'm specifying small for at least two of them only because I don't want you to think you can use a Scrunchie or other bulky pony tail holder for the actual unicorn part of the tutorial. It needs to be small enough that you can easily see and access your hair. The last thing you want is a hindered line of site. Something like the basic Goody hair ties would be perfect. If you have a bigger pony tail holder on hand, you can use that one to hold part of your hair back if you choose to do a curly double unicorn cut/curly girl double unicorn cut.
3. COMB/BRUSH - You'll be brushing your hair a lot during this process, so make sure you have something that glides through your damp hair pretty easily. I actually didn't own a brush until a few days ago (because I think I might take a stab at using a straightening iron for the first time), so I'm lucky I had one. If you've got curly hair, a wide tooth comb or low row count brush is ideal. I bought a 7 row Denman Brush for curly hair and it worked great.
That's it, that's all you're going to need. See, I told you it would be easy. (I may not have told you that, but I'm telling you now.)
HOW TO CUT YOUR HAIR AT HOME STEP BY STEP
I'm going to go into detail here, only because I'm the person who likes detail in things like this. I am not the person who remembers to take pictures of each step, though. I've grabbed stills from my video, which means you get awkward faces and weird mouth sets, sorry about that!
I'll include a picture for each step, but feel free to ask questions in the comments, I'll do my best to answer them.
Since I did a double unicorn cut (adding a second layer to the unicorn cut), I'll give directions for that method. However, if you only want to cut once, you can follow along until I get to the second unicorn, you don't need anything after that.
And, in case you don't remember what I was working with, here are my unicorn haircut before and after photos:
HOW TO DO A DOUBLE UNICORN CUT