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Degraded or paraded hair: what is the difference?

Degraded or paraded hair: what is the difference?

As is well known, speaking the same language as our hairdresser is essential to not get a big disappointment. Jean Louis David helps you decipher two cutting techniques that are often confused: the gradient and the parade.

A degraded or paraded cut? Here is a question that should not be taken lightly at the hairdresser, because the result will be totally different according to your answer. Make the right decision thanks to this little compendium.

Degraded hair to enhance volume

Gradient is a technique that consists of cutting some strands shorter than others in a progressive way to create a natural optical density. It is about sculpting the hair taking into account the proportions and the structure of the volumes.

For whom? For all those fine-haired women who dream of having a XXL mane just like Hollywood stars and regardless of length. On the other hand, and to a lesser extent, thick hair can also degrade to distribute volumes.

The advantage of degraded hair: Matter gains in movement and volume without losing its length. It is ideal to change the look in a less radical way.

Paraded hair to lighten hair matter

The parading is a totally opposite technique that allows you to remove density from the hair by tuning the matter with a thinning scissors. The main point in common with the gradient is that it requires very precise gestures.

For whom? For all those that have a lot of capillary density. It is often done on a short hairstyle and can also be done with a long mane. Of course, we do not recommend it if you have very thin or damaged hair because it could further refine the matter.

The advantage of the paraded cut: Matter becomes malleable and light as wind. With this hairstyle you will leave aside the caked and bulky effect so feared by those who have thick hair.