All About Thinning

All About Thinning

Are thinning shears important? What do they even do? You should know what you're buying before you spend your hard earned money.

What Are Hair Thinning Shears?

Thinning shears are scissors that have one blade with teeth and one blade without. These teeth are little grooves on the blade that will quickly take your hair out in even sections to help alleviate excess weight, soften lines, and blend between sections. These shears are a secondary tool to any haircut and should not be used to achieve your overall shape or structure in the hair. 

Types of Hair Thinning Shears

  1. For texturizing and blending
  2. For chunkier weight removal
  3. For finishing

The main differentiating trait to thinning shears is the amount of teeth they have. Some teeth are set wider apart, and some are spaced much closer together. The significance of the number of teeth your shear has will inform how it's used. Smaller teeth are best used to blend and soften blunt lines. The wider set shears can be used for taking out unwanted weight in the hair.

How to Use Hair Thinning Scissors

To Blend Shorter, Finer Hair:

1. Dry the hair.
2. Use a scissor over comb method between two distinctly different length points.
3. Gradually graze your way up and out with the thinning shear and comb. Make sure the flat edge of your shear is on the bottom of your grip, and the teeth are on top.


To Texturize or Remove Weight:

1. Comb through your hair to remove any tangles.
2. Take a one inch section and place between your middle and pointer finger.
3. Take the shears one inch up from the length and angle them down in the direction of the hair growth. Each snip using thinning shears should be like gliding a comb through your hair, so when you make your cut, be sure and glide the shears all the way down through your ends.


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