A Style Guide: The Textured Crop
It is officially the season of goodwill, socializing and festivities demands a trendy but easy to wear hairstyle. Enter the popular men’s hair trend, the textured crop.
Reason It’s Trending
This super-low maintenance crop is not only easy on the eye, it’s easy on time and takes little to no effort to make it look amazing. It’s absolutely everywhere right now, with everyone from David Beckham to Jake Gyllenhaal sporting this super chic style.
What To Ask The Barber For
For the Ryan Reynolds version you want a scissor-over-comb crop on the sides with a point-cut rounded layer on top; scissor-over-comb gives a softer more natural finish than clippers.
Alternatively, if you’re addicted to super short on the back and sides, ask your barber for the usual fade around the back. Get them to texturise the top by cutting super short, following the shape of the head using a point cutting technique. Ask them to avoid thinning scissors as it will make the hair too fluffy.
How To Style It
As mentioned, it’s pretty low maintenance but also holds its shape as it grows out. At its shortest there’s no need for products. This is good for the hair, giving it a break and allowing it and the scalp to breathe.
When it begins to get longer and therefore fluffier, products will certainly help you define the look. Wash the hair with Ruffians Original Shampoo. Towel dry the hair until 80% dry and spray a generous amount of Ruffians Marine Spray over the entirety of the hair. Blow dry, using your fingers to add texture and break up the hair. When the hair is thoroughly dry, take a pea size amount of our all rounder, Ruffians Matt Clay. Rub vigorously between the palm of your hand to warm and then rub evenly throughout the hair. Pat the hair gently to flatten and shape, or pinch with your fingers for more definition.
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STRONG HOLD + STRUCTURE
For a really natural look, wash with Ruffians Original Shampoo and leave to dry naturally. If you want more volume use Ruffians Hair Powder. Rather than sprinkling into the hair, tap a little amount into the palm of your hands. Rub together and then rub over the surface of the hair, this will disturb the texture and enhance the haircut.
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