Each lock must be carefully considered.
If it's unruly thick and long wild hair, put it up in clips on top of your head. Stand in front of the mirror. Don't touch that dial.
Stratify it, if that's what you want.
Take it down piece by piece, chop it, however recklessly.
Fuck up; work around it. Give yourself more bangs, or less in general.
Consider the songs on the radio, even if it's not your station; turn your head.