The decision to cut curly hair wet or dry often depends on the preferences of the stylist and the desired outcome. There are advantages and disadvantages to both methods:
- Precision: Wet hair allows for more precision in cutting because the hair is stretched and straight, making it easier to create even lines and layers.
- Control: It's easier for the stylist to control the length and shape of the cut when the hair is wet.
- Consistency: Wet cutting can help achieve a more consistent look, which is essential for certain styles.
- Natural Texture: Cutting hair when it's dry allows the stylist to see the hair's natural texture and curl pattern, which can be especially important for curly hair.
- Customization: It allows for a more customized cut, as the stylist can assess how the hair falls naturally and tailor the cut to suit the individual's curls.
- Less Shrinkage Surprise: Curly hair tends to shrink when it dries, so cutting it dry can reduce the risk of ending up with a shorter length than intended.