You make it look easy, but cutting hair is an art and a science. If you’re not using cutting lotions to make that job a little easier, you might want to give one a go!
Cutting Lotion Benefits
Cutting lotions have tons of benefits for both you and your clients. Their main purpose is to hold tension in the hair. It’s a must-have for all those precision cuts! Here’s all the ways it works with you to give your clients better cuts:
- Makes your shears stay sharper longer. It creates a slick that allows your shears to cut through the hair.
- Holds moisture in. Hair doesn’t dry as fast, so you’re reaching for the spray bottle less!
- Won’t weigh hair down. While cutting lotions keep the moisture in, it doesn’t saturate the hair. All hair help, no hair crunch.
- Great for clients with textured hair. Hair will stretch somewhere between 20%-40% when wet. So get more precise by using a cutting lotion.
Try These Out!
So what should you look for? First, make sure it has zero to no hold. (That’s the first thing that ensures no crunch.) Be sure to also look for products that keep moisture locked into the hair. Many stylists use oil or cream-based products as cutting lotions. While each brand has a product that will work well, here are some suggestions:
usmooth Prime 7-in-1 Crème
It’s called 7-in-1 for a reason! The seven benefits include:
- Thermal protection
- Balancing porosity
- Eliminating frizz
- Enhancing shine
- Fighting humidity
- Supporting the style
All that, and it can be used as a cutting lotion! Add to towel dry hair prior to cutting to keep the moisture locked-in while you cut away.
Eleven Australia Miracle Hair Treatment
Lightweight and zero-hold, this leave-in treatment doubles as a cutting lotion. It retains the moisture in the hair while also preventing split ends. Simply apply to the hair prior to cutting and do not rinse.
Keune Keratin Smooth 2-Phase Spray
Want something even lighter? For a non-cream option, try Keratin Smooth 2-Phase Spray. It soothes the cuticle in preparation for the trim while locking out humidity and maintaining moisture balance. It also helps detangle the hair! Spray on and work through the hair prior to cutting.
Got a product you love using as a cutting lotion? Let us know in the comments!