For a while it seemed there was some universal rule that one must only cut wet hair. But growing in popularity is the technique of cutting dry hair because cutting dry can actually improve the desired results. When dry cutting you'll have fewer surprises than what wet hair will throw at you, and you can see how dry hair naturally falls and where the weight bunches, allowing for a more precise hair cut and style.
While you can cut dry hair with any scissor, your life will be a whole lot easier if you use a shear designed to cut dry hair. In this Educational Post, we will discuss two popular types of Dry Hair Cutting Scissors.
A sword blade scissor can be identified by a center ridge running down the length of the blade. This little bit of extra weight from the sword blade gives the scissor extra power for superior cutting, while helping to prevent hand fatigue, because the scissor is doing the bulk of the work. Create that airy, messy look desired by many. The sword blade scissor makes this "What you see is what you get" style of dry cutting obtainable and enjoyable.
A K-Blade scissor is similar to a standard convex edge shear, but features an exaggerated radius shaped blade. This uniquely shaped K-Blade provides a sharp cutting experience, but most importantly is designed to prevent the hair from being pushed through the scissor, resulting in a clean, effortless cut. This allows you to create the tussled appearance and movement that brings the hair to life. The increased stability from this style blade design makes this our number one recommendation for dry hair cutting, as well as slide/stroke techniques.
Looking to improve your dry cuts? Check out the Inochi PS26, Inochi PS27, and Inochi PS28 Dry Hair Cutting Scissors with a sword blade, or take a peek at our Inochi PS25, the ultimate dry hair cutting scissor featuring dual K-Blades.