I wanted to show you guys how to thin your hair out and soften your layers at home –- all with a simple disposable razor blade! First of all, I’d not recommend this to you girls with curly or thin hair. Slicing thin hair or hair that isn’t straight can be tricky. It will take too much off, so please don’t try this yourself, and go to a hair salon instead.
How did I come up with this trick? The last time I went to a hair salon they unfortunately took a very “creative” route, and I ended up having choppy layers that needed a lot of styling… That’s something I don’t have time for, and later when I was browsing YouTube a video caught my eye. In it this guy was styling his hair with a razor blade he got at a hair salon, and I figured that if he could do it, so could I. So let’s begin!
What you’ll need:
- A *new* disposable razor
- A hairbrush
First, brush your hair through very, very thoroughly. You don’t want any knots or kinks, or the razor will take off that entire section! If your hair isn’t straight yet, you should straighten it now.
Next, stand in front of a mirror, and take about a 1-2 inch section of hair in your hand, keeping it apart from the rest of your hair.
Depending on the length of your hair, start at the lower end, and gently slide the razor blade downward without pushing in the blade. Just gently hold it against the strands. You want to create or soften your layers, and not take off all of the ends. I start about 4-5 inches up from the ends, but it all depends on how long your hair is and where your layers start.
You’ll notice that it won’t take a lot of hair off at all -– just a few ends per section. I go over the same piece once or twice and then take another piece of hair and continue. The whole process takes about 5 minutes; if you want, you can always go over your hair again. But start out slow and be careful! You don’t want take off too much. This technique isn’t meant to cut your hair, just to soften harsh/choppy layers or create layers in longer hair.
In this picture I’ve finished the left side (right side of the picture) of my hair, and as you can see it looks much smoother and more polished than the other side does. The razor took out some of the dead ends and weight from my thick hair.
After you’re finished, use a styling cream (I use Frederic Fekkai Glossing cream), and I think you’ll notice how soft your hair looks and how beautifully your layers are blended! I razor my hair about every two months, and it really keeps my hair looking pretty