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masa_inn
April 27th, 2010, 09:52 AM
Given that I have sharp scissors, does it matter whether to cut straight across a hair? Or, say, 45-degree angle works better for preventing future splits?

spidermom
April 27th, 2010, 11:09 AM
You should do a straight-across cut (90-degree angle); that is best for preventing future splits.

Carolyn
April 27th, 2010, 05:36 PM
I do the same as Spidermom. Straight across is supposed to be the best way.

Tresses
April 27th, 2010, 05:52 PM
You should do a straight-across cut (90-degree angle); that is best for preventing future splits.


I do the same as Spidermom. Straight across is supposed to be the best way.

What they said. A 45 degree angle would expose too much of the cortex and medulla layers of the hair strand and lead to more splits.

Capybara
April 27th, 2010, 06:57 PM
In the past, I've had a hair literally split right before my eyes when I trimmed it off on a 45-degree angle. Granted, it was already bleach damaged (at-home highlights :p ), but I second (fourth?) the 90-degree angle.