I had my hair cut by a Deva trained stylist...had it cut dry. I have curly hair & lots of it & find this is so much better because just over a year ago, my old stylist cut so much off. I did not realize it right away since it was cut wet. Cutting it dry really allows you (and the stylist) to see how much is coming off. Nothing worse than thinking one inch is coming off only to find it's four!