#KrowneGroomingCompany presents #MensGroomingMonday #MGM Tip Of the Day::: #GoingAgainstTheGrain
One of the HUGEST arguments in #Barbering has gotta be whether hair should be cut WITH or AGAINST the Grain to achieve #WavyHaircuts The #WTG vs #ATG debate is widely argued with both clients & experienced barbers on both sides. As much as I’d like to break this thang down so it will forever & consistently be broke...some folks will simply NEVER agree.🤷🏾♀️ Nonetheless, I want to explain the difference & share my expertise on the subject! So let’s go... #TheFAKS
The #wavecut, sometimes called a #quovadis, #brushcut, or #caesar -dark or light, is achieved by cutting the hair & laying it down close to the head.
Wavy haircuts are popular amongst many men with textured hair, & is best achieved on thick curly or coarse hair! Men with straighter hair textures also rock the style, achieved mostly by keeping hair longer & using styling products. Thanks to the barber stylists that are skilled in women’s hair, there’s even a “wave” of women taking #thebigchop & sporting #360s now days. 💇🏾♀️ Now to #TheGreatDebate#WTGvsATG
Cutting With The Grain means to cut in the same direction of growth. This is done by turning the clippers in the opposite direction of the manufacturers intended use & cutting hair along the wave pattern. The PROBLEM with this form of cutting is that it fails to produce an even cut. Instead, hair is layered on top of itself, often forming bulk at the crown area & along the hairline. Cutting WTG requires the stylist to cut with very even pressure to achieve an even look, & great attention is required, especially near the crown, as improperly following the grain can cause bald spots or leave plugs.
Cutting Against The Grain means exactly what it sounds like, cutting hair in the opposite direction of growth. This is done by holding clippers against the scalp & pointing the cutting blade in the opposing direction of the wave pattern. This cutting style leaves the hair ONE distinct length, as the clipper manufacturer intended. Cont>>>