Haircare Advice

The best way to cut the hair from a professional!

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You’ve seen the stylist in your neighborhood salon approach a head of wet dripping hair, with scissors in hand, and start to work his or her magic. But have you ever wondered whether trimming the hair while wet is the healthiest thing to do? This article will discuss whether wet or dry hair trimming is best for your hair.

For straighter hair types, wet cutting may not be very problematic. Straighter hair is not very vulnerable to “shrinkage” and porosity issues, all characteristics that are found exaggerated on wet, textured hair. So, for those of us who are chemically relaxed, color treated, or have curl patterns that aren’t exactly uniform– dry trimming is actually the best method of hair trimming . Why?

1.) Imagine cutting a wet piece of paper, and then cutting a dry piece of paper in the same way. You’ll easily see that the cut on the wet paper is not a clean one. Your hair is really no different. Wet trimming can actually damage the (new) ends you create with the trim, leaving them more vulnerable to splitting later on. The damage is even more likely if your scissors are the cheaper variety (less than $10-15), non-hair specific shears, or good hair shears that need to be sharpened.

2.) Hair appears much longer when wet. So, a dry cut or trim will give you a better feeling of the actual, final length result. If you trim wet hair, you’ll appear one length while wet and then once the hair has fully dried, you’ll see that your hair is typically much shorter than you would have expected due to shrinkage.

3.) Differences with porosity and texture throughout your hair make dry cutting the better, more precise option. With porous or textured hair, some areas of the strand may lengthen more than others when exposed to water. More porous areas will lengthen the most, while less porous areas will resist that extra lengthening. Also, tighter coiled areas may not “release their curls” fully, as looser curled or coiled areas would. So, if you use your wet hair as a guide, you may end up with uneven hair in some places.

As a final note, if you are chemically relaxed and are some weeks post relaxer, you must take into consideration the differing growth rates in different areas on your head. Some areas, generally the crown, will experience faster or more noticeable growth than other areas like the nape. It is always advisable to relax or straighten your hair first, then attempt your dry hair trim.

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Joseph Kellner in Dr Phillips, Florida Hair Advice for the Consumer

If you haven’t changed your hairstyle in awhile, find a photo of a new style and get your hair cut. A bad hairstyle can make you look 10 years older. When it comes to improving our appearance, we are always searching for the fastest way to reach our goals. While quick fixes often fail, even the slightest change in your hairstyle can produce noticeably positive effects.

Certain bob hairstyles will add a few pounds instead of visually subtracting pounds. If you want your face to look slimmer, wearing a bob hairstyle that frames your face will call more attention to that roundness. Also, if you have a double chin that you’d rather hide, a chin-length bob will draw the eye right to your problem area. Chin-length bobs also tend to add volume on the sides of the head, which will make your face look even wider. Instead bring your bob above chin level to draw eyes upward or consider an asymmetrical bob cut with the back short and the front being longer than your chin. When hair is all one length, it tends to make the face look fuller.

Long, side-swept bangs are great for hiding a high forehead. Steer clear of blunt-cut bangs. Full, straight-across bangs will reduce the overall length of the face. Stick to wispy, side-swept bangs to perk your style up without compromising your efforts. Sweeping your bangs or any long layers diagonally to the side breaks up and softens a round face, and accentuates your cheekbones. A side part will also help to de-emphasize your face’s circular symmetry. The deep side part is a stylish way to wear your hair up or down, and can help elongate your face.

Add volume at the top of the head. It will draw the focus to your eyes as well as your forehead. Flat hair on the top of your head or “pyramid head” does not have any face-thinning qualities.Use duck bill clips along with a diffuser to dry your hair. This will lift hair at the roots and add needed volume to the crown of your head. Hair accessories can also help a hairstyle stand out and make you appear slimmer. Placement is the secret when it comes to using hair accessories to your advantage. If you place the hair accessories near the base of an updo or as close to the crown of your head as possible, you will achieve a more elongated look.