Cutting Wet Or Dry — Which Is Better?
In fact, there’s no universally right answer, as different hair types require different approaches. For straight and sleek looks, stylists recommend working with wet hair because it gives more control. And when working with wavy and curly texture, it’s better to cut the hair dry: curls will look much shorter than you expect if you cut them wet.
Still, it’s all about your preference, so you can simply do what your stylist did the last appointment.
Prepare Your Hair For Cutting
Preparation is one of the most important steps of cutting your own hair. Here’s what you should consider apart from tools (more on that later).
- Decide what haircut you will do. Whether it’s a simple trim or a dramatic change, make sure to have a clear picture of your haircut. Also, we recommend you getting some inspo from the web, as well as taking some time to think if you’re sure of this change.
- Wet or dry? If you decide to cut your own hair wet, cut it a couple of inches longer than you want the cut to be. That’s because the hair will shrink and get shorter when it dries. Also, keep in mind that dry cutting usually results in uneven cuts, so think twice before choosing this way.
- Prepare your hair. Before cutting the hair wet, shampoo and condition it, removing excess water by wrapping the towel afterward. Then, comb your hair straight. As for dry cutting, you should dry your clean and conditioner hair, finishing it with flat iron if you usually use it.