It was a swift process, or would have been if I hadn't taken pictures. Here's my hair before:
I gathered it in a ponytail on the very top of my head, and twisted it around:
Here are the ratty ends about to get severed:
I trimmed off an inch, straight across, with haircutting scissors:
And I'm done!
I know what you're thinking: "It doesn't look any different!" And that, dear reader, is the point. I took a pair of scissors to my own hair, and it doesn't look any worse! You could not ask for a better outcome! I think, measured in volume, I barely cut off anything at all...
No more spending money on haircuts for me. From now on I shall trim my own hair at my own pace, like the pioneer women of old!
I think my hair actually looks little longer after than before. I didn't mix up the pictures; it's just a trick of how my hair was combed or something.