Wet Curls Are Misleading
It’s hard to gauge the length and shape of curly, coily or wavy hair when it’s wet. A dry haircut gives your stylist more control — and no surprises for you.
It Helps You See the Length
If length is a crucial aspect of your haircut (if it frames your face or you want your stylist to play up the edges), opt out of wet haircuts. Remember that your hair shrinks as it dries. A dry cut lets you see exactly how much length you’ll be left with.
Do You Have Fine Hair?
It’s hard to determine the texture of fine or thinning hair when it’s wet. Ask your stylist to keep your hair dry so you can focus on shape and volume.
It Saves Time
Ever notice that your stylist always does a few more cuts after the blowout? When hair dries and assumes its natural texture, the shape becomes more apparent. Save a step by starting out with dry hair. Plus, you won’t waste time washing and blow-drying.
Is wet hair really necessary for a good haircut? Not only does it make it harder for us to get a sense of what the stylist’s vision is, but we also have to put in a lot of time waiting for it to dry. Moreover, it’s hard for people with wavy or naturally curly to gauge the length or what the finished style will look like once dry. Dry haircuts are a great alternative as they give you and your stylist more control over your hair as it is being cut.
It’s very simple, really. Instead of wetting your hair before the cut, your stylist just won’t. It saves a lot of time on the post-cut blowout and it also helps us understand our style along the way. We can actually moderate how much volume we want removed and get the details right. Next time, consider asking your stylist for a dry cut.