Cuenco: Cutting and coloring hair at home

The Beauty Enthusiast

AFTER eight weeks of staying home, most of us have grown an inch of hair or more. Cutting and coloring your own hair can be challenging, especially for first-timers, but it’s doable. After all, we’re not sure yet when salons will reopen.


I’ve been trimming my own bangs for years but twice through quarantine, I’ve dared to trim my own ends. It’s probably not very even, but I managed not to end up with a zig-zag style! Divide dry (not wet) hair into two large sections, as you would for low pigtails. Bring both sections to the front and comb flat, then face a mirror to do the work so you can check as you go along that both sides are fairly even. Cut tiny sections vertically using small scissors. Cutting big chunks horizontally will definitely leave you with obviously uneven ends.

I’m afraid I don’t have decent advice for the gentlemen when it comes to haircuts at home. It’s really difficult when you can’t see the ends of your hair or the back of your head!


It’s a good idea to give your hair a break from dyes. However, if you will soon be reporting to the office, or your roots are simply driving you mad, color your hair at home. I have used Lifestrong Hairfix Hair Coloring Shampoo, available at Watsons for only P69. It’s the easiest permanent color since it’s just shampooed in then rinsed out, without having to worry about uneven application or staining your hairline or ears.


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