How to Texturize Hair While Cutting

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Texturizing your hair will give it fullness and a salon-finished look without the cost. Mastering it will take practice and a good set of tools. For your first time, these instructions give you the tips you need to get it right.

Things You'll Need

  • Water spray bottle
  • Barber scissors
  • Small-tooth comb
  • Wash and condition your hair. Keep a spray bottle of water on hand to keep your hair wet. Use barber scissors and a small-tooth comb. Sewing scissors or dull shears will not cut through the hair finely. Use two mirrors to let you look at the back while you work.

  • Texturize bangs on straight hair by holding the scissors at a vertical angle. The scissors should be in line with your nose. Comb wet bangs straight down and cut random snips at the very end. Don't make a mistake and go farther up on the bangs, or you risk cutting a section out.

  • Cut the rest of your hair by gathering small sections first. Hold the hair between your first two fingers and cut the very end of one or two small sections of each piece. The scissors should now be parallel to the fingers. Don't cut the whole section, or you'll be cutting your hair, not texturizing.

  • Work on longer hair by combing forward small sections of the hair, starting at the front and moving toward the back. Occasionally ruffle the hair to see if you're getting the look you want.

Tips & Warnings

  • Texturizing scissors are pricey, but they'll allow you to create volume by snipping hair in small sections all over the crown of your head.
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