How To Cut Hair With A Razor
Wondering how to cut hair with a razor? Styling the hair with scissors is starting to go the way of dinosaurs, vinyl records and common sense and more people are getting their hair sheared with a razor. Not an electric kind, the shaving kind or the scooter; we're referring to something more like the small blades often associated with stereotypical emos, which, oddly enough, is the same kind of razor they usually use to style their hair. The product of the union between hair and razor creates a slightly jagged cut that gives a messy-edged, wispy appearance that is quite visually appealing when executed correctly. If you want to know how you can effectively cut hair with a razor, follow the steps offered below and you’ll be well on your way to an imperfect-edged haircut.
Tools you'll need:
- Razor comb
- Comb or brush
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Spray bottle (optional)
- Brush it. You won’t be doing much of anything if your hair is an awful, knotted mess. Wash your hair with conditioner and brush out all the tangles.
- Get wet. For this sort of style, it’s best to get your hair wet so it’s easier to cut. Dry hair will slip off the blades, causing a strange, choppy cut. Stick your head under a faucet and ring your hair out or invest in a spray bottle, fill it with water and mist your hair a little.
- Divide and conquer. Separate your hair into different sections and trim your mop one section at a time. It may seem like a pain, but this is necessary to ensure an overall even cut (yes, we’re emphasizing uneven, but it can’t look like Ray Charles cut your hair).
- Angled. Run a fine-toothed comb through your hair to the length you want your hair to be. Hold the hair by the ends at an angle (about 45 degrees). To cut hair with a razor, hold the blade, much like the hair, at a 45-degree angle. Apply light pressure. If the razor isn’t dull, this should be easily done and the razor should cut through your hair like a hot knife through lard. Trim the hair down to just above your fingers.
- Layering. Using the razor-cut method, you can make a very nice hairdo for yourself with layers; this will give your hair a fluffy look. You will more than likely need someone to help with trimming the hair on the back of your head, though. Recruit a friend who does not have a seizure disorder or a split personality to get the spots you can’t see.
- Touch ups. This is optional, but you can use a hair dryer and things like gels, de-tanglers or moisturizers to make your hair look even nicer. Or you can just shake your head like a dog and call it done.
- Caution. This should be common sense, but just in case, please remember that razors and fingers are not a good combination, so be careful when you cut hair with a razor that you don’t nick your fingertips. While blood may make a fabulous hair dye, we suggest splurging on some Manic Panic color as an alternative if you want bloody-looking hair.