Step 1 Wet your hair. I suggest washing and conditioning, it makes it much easier to work with. Towel dry hair enough so it is not dripping on you and comb all the tangles out. You have to remember that you can’t just use any old dull pair of scissors, you need haircutting scissors to cut hair with or you will end up messing up the ends of your hair worse than the split ends you are trying to cut off.
Step 2 Bend over combing your hair towards the top of your head, let it dangle towards the floor. Comb it like you are going to put it in a ponytail on the top of your head.
Step 3 Take your hair between your fingers (pulled straight up from the top of your head) and slide them up your hair towards the ends. If you want one inch cut then when you get your fingers an inch from the ends of your hair, stop and cut hair straight across. You decide how much hair you want cut, don’t leave it to someone else! Another way to do it is to pull your hair straight up on top of your head. It may be difficult to keep all of your hair together to cut it off evenly this way, but if you wet your hair you should be able to do it just fine.
Make sure all of the tangles and stuff are out. A good piece of advice to remember is a little is better at first, you can always cut more off if you need to but you can’t put back what you already cut off so start off with an inch or a half inch and go from there.