What many men do not realize is that, the undercut is an actual fact, a haircut and not a hairstyle as many believe. To achieve this look, hair has to be cut a certain way and this haircut can be styled in several ways. In this article, we are going to give you an undercut haircut and styling guide.
With this haircut, you need to keep the sides and back of your head short, while the hair at the top of your head longer than the sides. Ideally, the hair at the top should be between 4 to 6 inches long, depending on the style you want for your undercut. Some prefer to have longer hair at the top, making it about 8 inches long. Styling the hair at the top of your head will make it stand out more. Vertical hairstyles like the Brush Up hairstyle, the spiky hairstyle or the messy hairstyle can be styled better with shorter hair while the slicked back undercut require the hair to be longer.
The good thing about the undercut haircut is that, equipped with a good hair clipper, you can do it yourself at home within a few minutes. This is because an undercut requires only a single clipper length. The tools and products that you will need include a good hair clipper (as mentioned above), pomade, styling cream, wax, and/or a hair dryer.
To begin cutting, you need to start on the side of your head that equals the side of the hand that you will be using to hold the hair clipper. Use a higher hair-clipper number to delineate the undercut’s horizontal line. Clip your hair all across the starting side of your head, the back, and the other side of your head until you are done.
As mentioned earlier, you only need a single hair clipper length. Now, what you need to do is pass the hair clipper through the sides and the back of your head. The disconnected haircut line may look sharp and so, what you need to do is use a higher clipper number on the line itself. Simply pass the hair clipper with the higher number across the horizontal line. That should do it!
Styling the Undercut
When styling the undercut hairstyle, you need to make sure that the hair on the top is slicked either back or to the side, and always at an angle. It’s up to you to decide whether to leave the hair to puff out a bit or to have it flattened.
Remember to use a wide-tooth comb for the manipulation of the hairstyle if you have wavy hair. If you have straight hair, you can use a conventional comb.
You will need to use hair mousse and a hair drier if you prefer having volume. You can then finish off by using a bit of pomade to coat your locks as you continue to lift the hair up.
For a flatter top, you can use either wax or pomade to slick the hair back or to the side. If you have wavy hair but want to have a slicker looking undercut, you can also straighten your hair.
For the hair to puff out, you need to use pomade and hair mousse. For a slicked and flatter undercut style, use hair wax and hair gel.
The undercut is one of the hottest trends at the moment and celebrities like Justin Timberlake, David Beckham are sporting it Use this guide to give yourself the best undercut and look good.
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