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The Benefits and Risks of Using Thinning Scissors Instead of Regular Hair Scissors

by jeni smith (2017-11-10)


Thinning hair scissors, also known as thinning shears, come in a variety of styles. In general, they look very similar to regular hair scissors, but have one blade that more closely resembles a comb. The size and space between the "teeth" is what determines how much or how little hair is thinned or removed.

Wider teeth will remove less hair while narrow spaces will remove a lot of hair. This tool works by cutting or removing only some of the hair. As your hair falls between the teeth, it is safe from the cut. The rest of the hair receives that thinning chop that will turn your hair into a more manageable thickness.

This is a lot of back and forth in the professional hair world as to whether this style of hair scissors does more harm than good. The opponents to this process are primarily made of up people who have had a traumatic hair experience involved a snip happy stylist.

They say that thinning hair scissors remove too much hair and leave your locks looking stringy and can even cause a balding look in extreme cases. It's true, if a stylist is too eager to remove thickness, he or she can end up cutting so much that your hair will suffer for months to come as it grows out properly.

Supporters, however, say that you just need to find an experienced hair stylist because thinning hair scissors can save you precious hours in hair styling time and precious dollars in hair styling products. They support this nifty trick wholeheartedly and will recommend it to any poofy haired patron.

Regardless of whether you choose to take a strong stand, keep in mind that this is a cutting process and if not done well, you could suffer from split ends and other adverse effects. You're always safest if you plan to take advantage of thinning hair scissors no more than three times per year. That's a good balance that will allow you to reduce thickness without looking stringy. Scissors 5.5 inches CURVED