Hairstyles, Hair Care & Fashion

Alternative for a Razor

Q: What is an alternative way to cut hair that gives the same result as razor cut? My hair is fine and thin and I don't want it razored.
A: With fine hair types, razor cutting is generally not the best option anyway. Fine hair requires shallower layering and razor tools are best used with thick coarse hair to create deep, smoothly-transitioning layers.
So, to that end, I recommend that fine hair types be cut with a point cutting method. This allows the ends to be softened with more fine-control, and allows you to create the depth of layers independent of the finishing texture.
While the results are not identical to the razor, they are infinitely more appropriate for fine hair types, and can mean the difference between a cut you are "okay with" and a cut that you love.
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