In the world of hair care, there are a seemingly endless amount of options to choose from when it comes to styling and grooming your locks. But with all of the different devices and tools on the market, it can be tough to figure out which ones actually work well – and which ones are nothing more than a gimmick.
So today, let’s take a closer look at razor combs: do they really provide any benefits over traditional combs? And if so, what are they? Keep reading to find out!
What is a razor comb?
A razor comb typically refers to a hair styling tool that consists of a handle a special head design and an opening for double-edged razor accessories. The teeth may either be serrated or smooth, and they usually have rounded tips to keep any snagging from occurring during use.
One end features longer teeth than the other, and this is typically used for cutting hair at its longest point. The other end features shorter teeth and it’s usually used to cut the hair shorter.
Because a razor comb is composed of interlocking teeth, it can function similarly to a traditional brush. However, instead of brushing hair in one direction, the motion involved here is more akin to that of a comb or scissors.
A razor comb is often used for thinning hair, trimming bangs, or trimming split ends. It can also be used in its full length to produce clean-cut sections in order to make it easier to cut hair with scissors.
How do you use a razor comb?
As mentioned earlier, there are typically two ends on the tool: one with longer teeth and one with shorter teeth.
- While using it, be sure that your hair is completely dry before styling.
- Using it when wet may cause many problems.
- Start by taking small sections of your hair (enough so that you can easily grip them), and begin combing the hair forward.
- Using your regular styling technique, place your thumbs on top of the teeth that extend beyond the end of the tool; then gently drag them away from you so that they cut through the hairs.
- You may also want to hold any longer pieces in front of you while directing them upward with your razor comb for even more volume.
- Change the blades of your razor comb for better precision if you notice the hair becoming more difficult to cut.
Who should use a razor comb?
Anyone can reap benefits from using a razor comb. Especially those with shorter hairstyles who need slightly more volume than usual.
It’s important that your hair is dry when using this product, which makes it ideal for people with thin hair.
People with thicker hair will likely fail to achieve the desired effect since it’s much easier for thin hairs to slip through the tool’s teeth.
Holding thicker hair in a way that allows the razor comb to be used properly, may require a combing motion over the same section repeatedly.
How long should my hair be for comb over?
How long your hair needs to be for a comb-over can vary based upon your preferences and needs, but most people recommend that it rest no lower than your eyebrows.
If it’s too short, you won’t have any room to work with, which can cause problems when cutting split ends.
Typically, it is best if one section contains small sections about an inch wide at most. Any smaller may result in uneven cuts, while any wider can result in tangling.
Lengths of hair should be about the same length.
If you are cutting several different lengths of your hair, it may be best to work on small sections so that they are approximately the same size. This will help ensure even distribution of volume when styling your hair.
People have many reasons for using razor combs, but one of the main reasons is that they are great for making styles appear thicker, while also giving them a sleek appearance.
Razor combs are typically easy to use once you get used to them, and because they produce less friction than other types of hair products this means your strands won’t be as likely to become damaged or dry.
Although razor combs are easy tools to use for most people, they are not suitable for everyone. It’s important to understand how to use this product before delving into cutting your hair with one.
For new users, if you wish to use a razor comb in order to make your hairstyle appear more voluminous or sleek, it may be best if you have shorter strands. This way, they can easily slip through the teeth when grooming them in an upward motion.
Longer pieces may become difficult to manage with this tool and often require multiple runs done over the same section of hair in order to produce desired results.
Overall, using a razor comb is simple enough that most people can start doing it immediately without requiring extensive knowledge or proper technique.