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Any tips for doing your own edge up? I have a hard time telling if I'm cutting slanted. I think its a combination of probably tilting my head trying to "see" the straight line and getting the clippers lined up right. I usually end up cutting just enough not to look like a bum, but not clean like I just stepped out the barber's chair.
 

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post #92 of 416
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This is good for a really close shave for my black dudes/dudes with sensitive skin.

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post #93 of 416
Finally got my GTX t-outliner in today, just in time for Christmas. Pretty happy with them so far, not sure if adjusting the blade will be necessary.


Sidenote; NT mobile is pretty smooth
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Finally got my GTX t-outliner in today, just in time for Christmas. Pretty happy with them so far, not sure if adjusting the blade will be necessary.

Sidenote; NT mobile is pretty smooth
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garbage. You should had gotten the wahl heros. Those andis get real hot after 5 minutes and i mean hot...and they are hard to hold when cutting your own hair
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Finally got my GTX t-outliner in today, just in time for Christmas. Pretty happy with them so far, not sure if adjusting the blade will be necessary.


Sidenote; NT mobile is pretty smooth

I want one
post #96 of 416
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Any tips for doing your own edge up? I have a hard time telling if I'm cutting slanted. I think its a combination of probably tilting my head trying to "see" the straight line and getting the clippers lined up right. I usually end up cutting just enough not to look like a bum, but not clean like I just stepped out the barber's chair.

 

My advice is stay as close to the natural line of your hair as possible and go slow. It's really hard to see what you're cutting on yourself. The neck and back of the head gets really easy after awhile, though.
post #97 of 416
Anybody use those wahl hero's? They've got rave reviews but the things look and sound like those cheapo trimmers you can get from walmart
post #98 of 416
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Anybody use those wahl hero's? They've got rave reviews but the things look and sound like those cheapo trimmers you can get from walmart

I just got them and I love them. They are light and give you a crisp lining and they dont get hot. Comes with blade adjuster to 0 gap it and attachments. it uses a rotary motor so that is why it dont get hot
post #99 of 416
Is it hard to give yourself a fade? I pretty much mastered giving myself an all around cut + lineup but I wanna start fading my own haircuts. Is there a good technique that'll save me $15 every 2 weeks?
post #100 of 416
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Is it hard to give yourself a fade? I pretty much mastered giving myself an all around cut + lineup but I wanna start fading my own haircuts. Is there a good technique that'll save me $15 every 2 weeks?

It honestly just takes a lot of practice. The back of your own head is the most difficult because you can't see all of it at once, so you're sort of guessing that the fade is even. It's much easier to cut fades on other people. My advice is to get a good hand mirror and just take your time.
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Any tips for doing your own edge up? I have a hard time telling if I'm cutting slanted. I think its a combination of probably tilting my head trying to "see" the straight line and getting the clippers lined up right. I usually end up cutting just enough not to look like a bum, but not clean like I just stepped out the barber's chair.
 

Practice Practice Practice.  Thats the only way to get better.  And dont be afraid to mess up.  That is probably what is limiting you from cutting as you should. It is not as easy as you think to mess up while lining, as long as you stay with the natural hairline.  I was the same way when I started self-cutting, trying to be too careful. but when I finally said eff it and just went in, it finally came together.

 

One good way to tell if youre cutting straight is just to step back from the mirror a little and look.  If it looks straight, it is.  You know what a straight line-up looks like so dont doubt your judgement.  Also, you really dont have to tilt your head as much.  The blades are always a straight line so use that to your advantage.  Start in the middle, make your initial line, and work your way out to the sides from there, using the blade and your previous line as a guide.  Line, move over slightly, extend the line, repeat.  Easy.

 

Also, YouTube is your best friend.  There are many videos that have tutorials and help for self cutting.


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post #102 of 416
I just learned how to fade my hair properly over the summer. My uncle's a barber, so he teaches me different techniques from time to time. Definitely a plus knowing how to cut your own hair. I couldn't begin to think about spending $20 on a cut every week. laugh.gif

I cut my hair every Friday. Will post a before and after picture of my work when I do it.
post #103 of 416
Does anyone know where I can buy online a blade adjuster for my walh 5 star liners I need a new blade but I want to use the adjuster with it.
post #104 of 416
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Does anyone know where I can buy online a blade adjuster for my walh 5 star liners I need a new blade but I want to use the adjuster with it.

Anivo Blade Setter. eBay, Amazon, etc

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post #105 of 416
Has anyone here used the self cut system?
Wondering if its worth the money
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Has anyone here used the self cut system?
Wondering if its worth the money

this.  I'm intrigued by it as well.

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post #107 of 416
I got one earlier this month. Its pretty damn useful IMO. A lot easier to cut the back of my head since I don't need to be holding up a hand mirror anymore. Well worth the money. If you wanna buy one, I suggest calling them first to see if they have any in stock; it seems like they're always out.

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post #109 of 416
I copped these joints to trim my facial hair and to cut my hair since its falling out (chemo)....

http://www.amazon.com/Andis-75360-Easy-Haircutting-black/dp/B0040KOUI4/ref=pd_sbs_hpc_3

probably gunna hit my self with a 1 all around then line up with the andis outliner i got... until it all falls out...

then just use it for facial hair

what you thik trav t
post #110 of 416
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I just got them and I love them. They are light and give you a crisp lining and they dont get hot. Comes with blade adjuster to 0 gap it and attachments. it uses a rotary motor so that is why it dont get hot

Co-sigggggn. Just copped from Amazon. Walked in from out of the cold, unpackaged, adjusted the blades to a 0.. then proceeded to take down a full coarse beard, with no warm cloth.. nothing. The hero's are dope. 29.99. Almost copped the 100$ ones, forget the name.. but im digging these so far. Came from the Wahl balding clipper which felt like it was ripping chunks of skin off when I would shave with them.

Big ups to whomever suggested the Heros in this thread.. best trimmer ive used in years
post #111 of 416

Been cutting my own hair eversince I bought these a little over a year ago. I definitely can cut better on other people than myself, but I'm sure I'll get better. I gapped the blades just close enough to not irritate the skin.

 

 

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post #112 of 416
andis improved masters & andis t-trimmers

been cuttin myself up since freshman year of hs, so 6 and half years

currently growin my hair out too long...
post #113 of 416
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I copped these joints to trim my facial hair and to cut my hair since its falling out (chemo)....

http://www.amazon.com/Andis-75360-Easy-Haircutting-black/dp/B0040KOUI4/ref=pd_sbs_hpc_3

probably gunna hit my self with a 1 all around then line up with the andis outliner i got... until it all falls out...

then just use it for facial hair

what you thik trav t

Sorry to hear about your situation. That is rough. As for the clippers, I don't know how well they cut but I'm sure they can get the job done if all you're doing is a 1 all around.
post #114 of 416
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I copped these joints to trim my facial hair and to cut my hair since its falling out (chemo)....

http://www.amazon.com/Andis-75360-Easy-Haircutting-black/dp/B0040KOUI4/ref=pd_sbs_hpc_3

probably gunna hit my self with a 1 all around then line up with the andis outliner i got... until it all falls out...

then just use it for facial hair

what you thik trav t

Sorry to hear about your situation. That is rough. As for the clippers, I don't know how well they cut but I'm sure they can get the job done if all you're doing is a 1 all around.


for sure man... hoepfully theyre legit... they cost like 70 at Target and had good amazon reviews... and aint tryna spend much since its only for face and hair for a short while...

Also copped the pro mate blade or whatever, a couple days ago and its nice.

this thread is dope
post #115 of 416
What is best for facial hair? I'm looking to trim and not shave completely off then to shape it all up?
post #116 of 416
Just cut it. Fading takes a lot of practice. It took many attempts and 0's all around before I finally got it right. Not perfect, but it works for the weekend. The way my hair grows, I'm always due for a cut 7 days after.




post #117 of 416
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^^^ Not bad at all! I need more practice on my bald fades.
post #118 of 416
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What is best for facial hair? I'm looking to trim and not shave completely off then to shape it all up?

For trimming, any of those $20-$30 Andis and Wahl clippers will do. As your shaping it up, the Andis Outliner II comes to mind. There might be some more affordable ones, though. Perhaps someone can enlighten me.
post #119 of 416
I was doing Caesars for a while. Then moved to doing temp fades for a while. Was going for a more mature look. Something omniscient and equivalent to the black guy's version of the Don Draper of Ryan Goslin in Crazy Stupid Love. Ended up with the current hair cut I rock today. I brush my hair side ways to have sort of a lay over effect. Works well with my waves. Girls complement it all the time. I don't see anyone else doing it, but it works for me.




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post #120 of 416
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andis improved masters & andis t-trimmers

been cuttin myself up since freshman year of hs, so 6 and half years

currently growin my hair out too long...

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