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Southernprepper1 is a guy I subscribe to on youtube...he has some interesting videos. I personally haven't even thought about how I would cut my hair. Shaving yes...hair cut? no. Anyway check The video out.


 

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I haven't paid for a haircut in 7-8 years. When the industry went from a barber (where you just sat down in a chair and he cut your hair) to a stylist (that asked you a million questions on how you want to cut hair) I refused to pay for a service I wasn't enjoying. Plus the newer stylist haircuts were more expensive. I wasn't even prepping, I was simply rebelling against the system.

I think cutting hair is a skill someone in a family does indeed need to learn to do well. I don't know how my wife's hair is going to look, but she can cut mine and our kids hair nicely. :)
 

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I have cut my own hair, my husband's hair, my daughter's hair, and my 3 sons' hair for years.

If I had to pay for all of those haircuts, it would cost me:

4 X $10 X 12months = $480 per year for the guys,
2 X $15 X 8 (once every 6 weeks) = $240 per year for us girls,

for a total of $720 a year, just to get our hair cut.


It's just not in our budget. None of my sons have ever been to a barber, and my daughter has been to the beauty college to get her hair cut twice. They only charge $5 there, by the way. (But they take FOREVER because they don't really know what they are doing yet.)
 

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For haircuts, I learned to use hair clippers years ago when my kids were young. The oldest are now in college and have only been to the barber once. After awhile, you learn how to style even the longer cuts. It really is NOT rocket science.

I invested in some fairly expensive Wahl clippers like my barber used to use on me, and bought replacement blades. I also bought the fine trimming tools to trim the neck and around the ears and sideburns as well. Probably $250 investment 18 years ago. Since they were made for commercial barbers, they haven't even shown the slightest wear.

For SHTF, if I have electricity, I'll keep using them.

If I don't have electricity, I bought a couple of battery operated clippers from Wahl recently. I can recharge the AA batteries in my solar charger and they work great.

And, if all electrical stuff fails such as in a TEOTWAWKI situation, then I also bought 2 pair of these old style manual clippers.

Having said all of that - - - I have seen numerous posts on this forum (do a search - - you will find lots of them) saying that perhaps you don't want to look too neatly trimmed in a SHTF situation as you might stand out. Me - - I think it will be easier to keep clean with closely shaved hair.

Here is a pic of the absolutely most manual clippers you can probably find - - the ones I bought for last resort.
 

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As a woman with long hair (mid back) I've been cutting my own hair for 20 yrs. I have cheated a few times (going to the salon) during the last 2 decades, but it's a rarity.

I will never understand the mentality of women who claim long hair is too high maintenance. I have a layered cut that I've received many compliments on. When it's wet, I twist it and put it up in a clip. Once it's dry, take the clip out. Because it dried in the clip, twisted, that gives it the bouncy wavy and thanks to the layered cut, it all falls into place.

Why they consider that high maintenance I will never understand.
 
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