Texturizing Hair

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Haircut texturizing can you do it yourself? Of course, you can texturize your own hair, but should you is the real question. Haircut texturizing is most commonly done using one of three different hair cutting tools and they are thinning shears, regular hair cutting shears and the straight razor. The best way to determine which cutting tool to use is to evaluate the density and natural texture of the hair. If you don't know how to do this then you have no business texturizing hair.

For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about I will give a brief explanation of what haircut texturizing means and how it works. We all have a natural hair texture; however, many people want or need to change their hair texture to make it easier to style. Texturizing hair helps create more body in the hair by removing excess weight and changing end texture.

Typically a fresh haircut is blunt on the ends unless you texturize the ends with a razor or slide along the hair shaft with cutting shears to create jagged or fringy ends. This adds movement and gives the hair a softer look and feel as opposed to the hard edge created by a blunt cut.

The hairstyle and density of the hair determines where on the strand to begin texturizing. For example, those with fine short hair shouldn't start texturizing any further up the strand than 1-2 inches from the ends. I always use a razor in this case and take very little hair weight out. A little goes a long way when it comes to fine thin hair since there isn't much hair to spare.

Thick hair will need more texturizing you might even need to use a couple of cutting tools to achieve the desired look. I usually begin with thinning shears and finish with the razor from middle to ends. I never go past mid strand when texturizing and mid strand is where I begin to slide when I use the open shears sliding technique and I never ever texturize near the scalp.

Haircut texturizing can be tricky business and if you're not careful you can end up looking like one of the kid's old dolls with patches of hair in places. It is doable though if you're careful or if you just stick to texturizing bangs or the last 2 inches close to the ends.

Whatever you do don't get carried away out of desperation and start hacking away with thinning shears or you could end up with a head full of fly away hair that resembles hair breakage, which will create many bad hair days and take months to grow out.

When it comes to haircut texturizing it is best left to the professionals, especially if you want it done throughout the entire cut. It's a matter of technique and experience and if you have neither one then you might regret the decision to go ahead and give it a try. If you have a special occasion that your hair needs to look good for you can always opt to use texturizing hair products.  Granted, haircut texturizing combined with product works best, but sometimes you have to make do.

You can also change the texture of hair with hair chemicals such as hair color or perm. Keep in mind, however, that some of these options change hair texture permanently. At least until the hair grows out and gets cut off. I need all the hair texturizing I can get, so I texturize my cut with a razor, use permanent hair color and apply Platinum Texturizing Taffy by Kenra to style.

I find the more hair texturizing you do the easier it is to not only achieve the desired look, but also keep it that way. Who wants their hairstyle to flop midday? Not me! How would that look? I am the stylist I must be able to keep hair looking fabulous from morning to night.

 The haircut texturizing can you do it yourself question has just been answered do what you will with it. My advice is to not do it or do very little with extreme caution.