Q:What's the difference between a razor cut and a scissors cut, and should I choose one over the other?
You bet! Razors slice hair at an angle, leaving pointed ends that soften the texture of thick or coarse hair and lessen its weight, says Rhys, founder of Jet Rhys Salon in San Diego. Scissors make straight ends, creating a blunt effect. Have fine, curly or damaged hair? Stick to scissors. Razors expose the inner cortex of each strand and make your hair vulnerable to breakage and split ends.
You don't need a dictionary to learn what you want your hair to be: strong yet soft, with lots of shine. Try our pro tips and styling tricks to become your best-tressed in no time.
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