I cut hair with scissors at home for the first time ever just last week. I was using an old comb and not-sharp-enough scissors, but I'm still very happy about it. My SO and I shaved our heads two years ago, and we've been growing our hair out since. I've had my hair cut by a professionals twice since then, getting rid of split ends and getting rid of the growing-out-from-skull shape. I couldn't convince my SO to get his hair cut. He had some split ends split for almost an inch. So I cut it myself, and the result was much better than the status quo ante, even though I took off very little. My spouse has slightly curly hair, and he does NOT take care of it. Right now there are a huge number of fly aways on the top of his head, and even at the middle/bottom of his hair, the hair at the outside feels rough and looks messy, but when I lift it up, the lower hair feels much, much smoother and nicer. Could he be tearing up his hair with the way he combs it or the like? Or is his hair just messy?
I've spoilered a picture of the most recent time I shaved my hair (two years ago).
That's one year of totally uncut hair (because I'd shaved the previous spring as well), me at home alone, the delay feature on an old film camera, a cat jumping in the way, an electric razor, and me putting the images together later.
*I couldn't find a previous thread: the search function is being wonky and it's not in the Marmots thread, but if I missed it, I apologize sincerely and request a merge.