DIY Haircutter Profile: Patric

Patric

Ottawa, Ontario

Everyone should just grow their hair out as long as possible and say good stuff about other people’s hair.
— Patric
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How long have you been cutting your own hair?

About three or four years.

Why do you cut your own hair?

One day, I decided that long hair is great and everybody should just grow it out as long as they can. A few months later, I noticed some areas were growing longer than others so I started to even it out myself.

What is your hair type? What techniques do you use? What tools do you use?

My go-to tool is a normal razor. Like, for a face. I either rinse my hair or don't rinse out my hair, run the tap super hot and wet the razor blade up before I saw off tiny chunks of hair from underneath. I find that scissors give too blunt of a cut, like a samurai just chopped off part of my hair. Also, I have the thinnest baby hair ever.

What is your biggest self-haircut blunder? (If you have one!)

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I feel like a lot of people would consider the last chunk of my life to be one big self-haircut blunder! One time, I forgot to shave my neck down afterwards and it was like two days before I saw a reflection of myself at an angle where it was like "okay that looks way crunchy I gotta fix that."

Do you think there is a social stigma surrounding self-haircuts? Explain.

People have the dumbest hangups period. Everyone should just grow their hair out as long as possible and say good stuff about other people's hair.

What words of wisdom do you have for someone who might be considering snipping their own locks?

First, put on some relaxing music and start slow. Also, do the opposite of worrying about how it's going to turn out. If it ends up too short, it will only be too short for like a month or two.