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Everything You Need to Know About Hair Thinning Scissors

Is your hair very thick?  Curly?  Do you know someone who has “too much hair?”  If so, then you’re probably aware of what thinning shears are, and how they’re used.  But do you know how they work?  And, do you know which ones are best for thinning your hair type?

If not, you’ve come to the right place!   We’ve got the facts about thinning shears, and some great deals on a variety of models, one or more of which will work for you.  So, welcome, and thank you for visiting our site!

What are Thinning Shears used for?

Thinning shears are used to thin and shape hair, essentially leaving the style untouched.  Thinning shears are great for:

  • Thinning very thick or very curly hair
  • Taming that “poofy” look
  • Preventing choppiness in layered hair by blending the cut

On the other hand, thinning shears are not recommended for those with fine, already thinning hair (you don’t want to make it worse!).

How do thinning shears work?

Thinning shears look like scissors, but, instead of the blades on a standard pair of scissors, thinning shears have “teeth.”  These teeth, or jagged blades that resemble a comb, allow some of the hair to be trimmed while the remainder of the hair rests between the gaps.   This design allows you for the removal of the bulk (or thickness) of the hair while leaving the style intact.

What type of thinning shears is best for me?

When deciding which hair thinning shears will work best for your intended use, remember that there are two important things to consider when purchasing thinning shears:

  1. How much hair do you need to remove?  If you have naturally thick or curly hair, and you’re more interested in removing bulk, you’ll want to get a pair of thinning shears with fewer teeth, since this will remove more hair.  Or, if you want to just remove a little bit of hair, then look for a pair with double rows of teeth.  The more teeth your shears have, the less hair the shears will remove.
  2. Consider the quality of the thinning shears before you purchase them.  While there are some cheap, discounted thinning shears available, the cheaper thinning shears require much more frequent sharpening.   In the long run, you’ll end up spending more having them professionally sharpened than if you’d spent a little extra upfront to purchase a better pair of thinning shears.
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