It's been a week since I published a post, oops. :$ My nails were and still are naked, maybe I'll do something with them tonight, we'll see. :) Anyway I've something else for you for today.
2 days ago I got CreaClip in my mail and I had to try it asap. If you don't know what CreaClip is, here's a description from their site: "The CreaClip is a hair-cutting guide that you can use at home to cut your own or others’ hair. It is easy to use: Just Clip, Slide, and Cut!" Sounds easy, right? I spotted their videos on YouTube while browsing "How to cut layers" videos. I actually tried to cut my front hair in layers but I failed so I couldn't wait to get my CreaClip to fix it. :D
My hair has been long for few years now. All my hair was same lenght since I cut them to shoulders 3,5 years ago so when they got longer, I lost all the volume I had, because my hair is a bit thick and heavy. I'm usually very disappointed with my hair dressers, so going to the hair dresser was always a nightmare for me - or they didn't do what I wanted or they're expensive. :/
Last time I had a haircut was half year ago, when I wanted to get layers but the hairdresser convinced me to not cut a v-shape, because my hair is thick and it'd be such a pity to cut it off. So she cut my hair just a bit in u-shape. Blah blah blah... I wish I didn't listen to her. :D
Okay, let's talk about CreaClip now. :D You get 2 CreaClips in 2 sizes. The bigger curved one (white on the picture below) is for layers and long hair, the smaller (blue) is for bangs and short hair.
All the magic is in the bubble. It works like a bubble level. You just have to be sure the bubble is in the middle, that means you'll cut it straight. :) Here's a close up of the blue one. The white is just bigger and curved. :)
Teeth inside combs the hair while you slide it down and it also helps to keep hair in place when you're cutting it. :) CreaClip comes with instructions but I prefer video instructions, so I checked almost all videos on their youtube channel and decided to cut layers. Here's how I did it.
Step 1: First I straighten my hair, because my natural hair is a bit wavy.
Step 2: Then I flipped my head over and brushed my hair just to be sure I don't have any knots or tangles. When my hair was smooth I took a bigger white CreaClip and clip it on my hair with curve facing down. The bubble was facing towards me so I could see it but if someone cut your hair, you shout face it out.
Step 3: I waited few seconds to see where the bubble is. If the bubble wasn't in the middle, I tried to get it in the middle by slowly moving left or right end of the CreaClip down, depends where the bubble is.
Step 4: When I got bubble in the middle, I slowly slide it down checking the bubble was still in the middle, to lenght I wanted to cut. Here's how it looked. :)
Step 5: Just cut it. :D You can cut vertically or horizontally. I cut it vertically, because I wanted more textured look.
Step 6: Open the CreaClip, put your head back and see the final result. :P
For before and after pictures, click read more. :D
I did these steps twice in a row - first I cut about 3 and then 5cm. :D My sis Veri helped me cut my hair and we wanted to cut it slowly. Little by little, just in case something would go wrong. :D Unfortunately I don't have any great pics of my hair before, because my phone died so only one picture of before.. I didn't have layers, I had a slightly u-shape. On all picture below my hair is straightened with a flat iron.
I had no make up on, so I put a flower on my face in PS. :D
My hair color varies from the light, that's why I'm having dark color on first pictures and lighter on others. :D
I just love it! <3 I think I'm finally happy with my hair cut and I think I'll cut it even more, because I'm getting bored with long hair. :D So far everyone like it, including me. :)
Do I recommend it? YES! If you want basic layers, one lenght hair cut, bangs or just trimmimg the ends... I wouldn't be confident to cut any complicated haircuts so I'd leave that for hair dressers. :D I think this is a really good deal, especially for me, because I hate going to the hairdresser and now I can cut my own hair, trim the ends and bangs all by myself. :e CreaClip cost 29,99$ (22€) + international shipping $9,95 (7€) and you can get it on their site. Less than 30€ and you can use it on yourself, kids, even men, x times! :D
Now this was a long review but I hope you like it! Thanks for reading! Leave a comment below if you have any questions. :)