How to Cut the Hairs on the Back of a Girl's Neck

by Kimberly Caines ; Updated September 28, 2017

Your hairdresser can also get rid of the neck hairs for you.

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If you are a girl with a short hairstyle that exposes your neck area, you may have frequent regrowth of the hairs on the nape of your neck. These hairs can make your hairstyle seem unruly. Depending on the rate of your hair growth, you may have to cut your neck hairs on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. Cutting the hair is easiest when you use clippers. If possible, have a friend or partner assist in the cutting process, as trimming hairs on the back of your neck yourself can be somewhat challenging.

Stand in front of a mirror and place a mirror behind you, so you can view the back of your head. If you have a helper assisting you, there is no need to place a mirror behind your head.

Comb or brush your hair in the hairstyle you normally wear, and brush down the hairs on the nape of your neck. This gives you a clear picture of the excess hair that sticks out.

Avoid putting a guard on your clippers because you want to get the closest shave possible. Also, keep your hair dry, because water can cause your clippers to rust.

Place your clippers in the nape of your neck, below the unwanted hair growth. Start on the right side or left side of your head. Face the blade of the clippers upward.

Use your dominant hand to trim the hairs. Slowly move the clippers upward, against the direction of the hair growth. Avoid moving the clippers quickly, as this may give you an uneven trim. Make vertical lines upward, from one side to the other; lift the clippers away from your skin when you reach the tips of your hairstyle. Move the clippers over and place them back at the bottom of the unwanted hair growth.

Wipe away the trimmed hairs, or take a shower to wash them away.

Moisten a cotton ball with a facial toner that contains chamomile. Dab the cotton ball on the shaved area to help soothe it.

Tips

  • If you use a razor to trim neck hairs, wet the area and lather it with shaving cream. Shave with the hair growth if you have sensitive skin. Otherwise, shave against the hair growth.

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