Is there REALLY a difference between a wet versus dry cut?

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Is there? what do you think? have you had both? what do you like and not like about each?
I wear my hair straight a lot, so like it cut wet, then dried straightened and evened out.
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I think of someone had very dense hair or a variable curl pattern, a dry cut might make sense. And I'd think that's a person who never wants the blow-dry on occasion option. I cut wet. My curls look good. And I can blow-dry a few times a year for a change and have great fuss-free hair for 8-10 days.

I wouldn't risk a dry cut for me. My hair is not dense, although my curl pattern is not fully consistent. I like the flexibility wet cut gives me.

However, there are ladies who fly across the country to get their hair dry-cut by specific stylists. Clearly, they like the results and it lasts for months and months. So....depends on the person's desires.
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I noticed a difference between wet as dry cuts for my hair. I noticed it wen my hair was long, but the difference was very clear after I cut it short in January. My avatar is after the January cut, which was a traditional wet cut by a very good stylist who I have seen before. I had triangle head issue if I diffused and about three months after the cut I felt like I couldn't get my hair to sit right at all. In April I saw a Deva trained stylist and had her give me a cut at the same length as my original January cut. No triangle head, and I'm only noticing g a serious need to reshape now- after over six months.
Upper right corner is wet cut, lower left corner is dry cut. (Smaller pics are the before pics for each cut).
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This question has many answers, because it depends on the type of cut and the stylist. You can get a good wet cut by a stylist that understands shrinkage, but it won't be the same as a dry deva cut. You can get a dry cut and have it bet the absolute worst thing you've ever done *raises hand*. You can get a great deva cut by a good stylist, or you can get a bad deva cut by a bad stylist.

It really comes down to the stylist and their understanding and experience with cutting curly hair.
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I don't even have very wavy hair and the dry Deva cut was great. I could tell before she finished the shape was going to be so much better. But one Of my problems is weird flippies and when she was finishing and looked at all those she kind of hand cut them in so they laid better. That would never have happened with answer cut.
My last cut (cutting off all my straight ends) was wet and I can see it's 'uneven' (well, not uneven, but obviously some of my curls spring higher than others, so cutting them all when straight and stretched is not going to give good results).

My hair just looks so different dry than wet. I think for me a dry cut would be so much better. Luckily with curly hair it's not really too obvious when you have an uneven cut.
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I'm a wavy with hair when dry about chin length.... and going for my first Deva cut today, so excited, can't wait to see how it's going to look. Certainly hoping that the cut will bring out the waves/curls like I've been reaeding on here.
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I noticed a difference between wet as dry cuts for my hair. I noticed it wen my hair was long, but the difference was very clear after I cut it short in January. My avatar is after the January cut, which was a traditional wet cut by a very good stylist who I have seen before. I had triangle head issue if I diffused and about three months after the cut I felt like I couldn't get my hair to sit right at all. In April I saw a Deva trained stylist and had her give me a cut at the same length as my original January cut. No triangle head, and I'm only noticing g a serious need to reshape now- after over six months.
Upper right corner is wet cut, lower left corner is dry cut. (Smaller pics are the before pics for each cut).
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Looks nice! I agree that with short hair (where shape is absolutely KEY) a dry cut should be fabulous. And as I mentioned before, with irregular curl patterns (shrinkage variability).

And the stylist gift is vital. I know I inquired around about the local dry cutters round 2009-2010, and in the end decided not to, as with long hair, I'm fine. HOwever, I would not hesitate to drive to the west coast of FL to have Tiffany do me if I decided to go shorter.
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I wish she'd found an institute to train stylists for textured hair. I think that's really needed. EVery new stylist I've talked to say they get no training in naturally curly hair. In fact, one recent graduate "practiced" on me how to diffuse, and I instructed him, cause they that part of his instruction was lacking.

I see that as a type of beauty school hairism (discriminatory).
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I look like someone attacked me with a weedwacker when I have wet cuts. They start out looking uneven, and quickly get more and more ragged looking. Deva cuts make all the difference in the world for me, and I can go many months between cuts (compared to a maximum of 3 weeks).
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I look like someone attacked me with a weedwacker when I have wet cuts. They start out looking uneven, and quickly get more and more ragged looking. Deva cuts make all the difference in the world for me, and I can go many months between cuts (compared to a maximum of 3 weeks).
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Individual differences are wild. I get wet cuts and go every 2 months, though I occasionally stretch it to 3. I used to go 4 months between, but since I need to cover grey more often, I get trimmed when I get roots done.
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I haven't had a dry cut yet, but I feel like it would so NOT work for me...

I have 2c-3a hair (mostly 2c lately though... I miss the 2c-3a days which were there until a couple of weeks ago... strange), and long hair, but it has a proper "will".
Like: one day this part will be extra curly, the next day the same "curl" might be much straighter and another curl can be curlier...
I don't have parts that are always curlier then other parts, it looks really different every day...

So let's say that I would get a dry cut, and the curls on the left would curl more than the curls on the right that day, they would cut them less than the straighter curls.... but the next time my hair could behave completely opposite... so that would give really strange hair I guess...

I think you should definitely try a dry cut if your hair behaves more or less consistently... if you have really unpredictable hair, like I have, you are better off with a wet cut I think...
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