Cutting your hair dry? . . . Reasons why you should consider it.

Have you ever found yourself at the salon overcome with anxiety and regret mid-cut because you can't decipher whether you'll be sobbing or swooning once your haircut is through?  We've all been there, but switching to a dry haircut in lieu of the traditional wet technique might save you from stress of guesswork during your next haircut.

When a hairstylist snips your hair dry, they are not only envisioning the style and look you desire, but creating texture, softness, and also taking into consideration that when the client leaves, she will be able to replicate the look at home, and that the haircut will stay beautiful for weeks.

When wet, hair is denser, it stretches, and due to elasticity, appears longer, making the end result less predictable.  Since soaked hair strands can look drastically different than when it's dry - especially if you have curly hair---- cutting prior to shampooing allows a hairstylist create a more detailed cut with your hair texture in mind.  Assuring your hair will behave on a daily basis.


Aside from ensuring that you and your hairstylist are on the same page regarding the big picture of your hairstyle, another reason to rethink a wet haircut is that dry chops have a longer life between cuts, so if you are crushed on time, then this method is for you.  Cutting hair dry requires less frequent trips to the salon because the style's shape is cut into the hair, so not only is the soft and easy to manage, it allows the grow out to maintain the original shape, due to the interior layers created.

The best part about a great dry haircut is its versatility.  Dry cutting is truly universal, fit for any hairstyle your looking to create, and works with any hair texture. Hair can be tamed and shaped through a dry cutting.

To prolong a dry haircut ensure your hair has the moisture it needs to maintain a healthy appearance, and it's shape.  Since this tailored, more detailed approach to haircutting isn't practiced at all salons, finding an experienced stylist in the method is essential.  If you're craving a "wash and go" style, a dry cut may be just the shift your after.

— Tina Ratsaboutseua