While many people dread the thought of thinning hair, sometimes hair needs thinning in order to soften harsh lines after a haircut or to thin hair that is extremely thick. However, not just any pair of scissors can do the trick. A pair of quality hair thinning scissors is a must-have tool to achieve the best cut when thinning hair.
Choosing a pair of hair thinning scissors can be daunting. With so many different kinds on the market, how do you even begin to choose?
Not to worry, let Shear Shark tell you everything you need to know with this ultimate guide to hair thinning scissors.
Even though normal hair scissors look similar to thinning scissors, they can't be a substitute for hair thinning scissors. They are two different kinds of shears.
Instead of cutting off a section of hair, thinning scissors grab and cut some strands but leave others. Hair thinning scissors have one straight blade without teeth and another blade with separate teeth so as to remove only some of the hair with each cut. The comb-like teeth are little grooves on the blade that cut hair in even sections to help alleviate excess weight or soften lines.
These scissors are designed to blend away any lines left after a haircut or to thin very thick hair. Thinning scissors do not affect the style of a haircut and should not be used to achieve absolute shape or structure in the hair. They are a secondary tool to any haircut and should therefore only be used as the last step of a haircut.
Using hair thinning scissors is slightly different to using normal hairdressing scissors.
Hair thinning scissors have the same handle as regular straight edge blade scissors and are held the same way. It’s the way in which you position and angle the thinning scissors that impacts the end result. The technique you use will depend on the texture and volume of hair.
When blending the edges of cut hair, thinning scissors are used to snip off the ends. Sections of hair can be separated using fingers or a comb.
Thinning scissors are used in the mid-length of hair to reduce any bulk and smooth lines. The crown area should be avoided when using thinning scissors otherwise the layers may end up too short and stick out at odd angles.
You need to take different steps when cutting certain types of hair. Thicker hair may benefit from weight removal, while shorter, thinner hair will benefit from blending lines.
With just a few steps and the right scissors, you can successfully thin hair.
Luckily, cutting hair with hair thinning scissors is a very easy process that is quick and simple to learn so you can do it at home.
It is always riskier to cut hair at home, but you can definitely use hair thinning scissors. While there is still room for error, thinning scissors have a softer edge than hair cutting scissors, so you're less likely to mess up your haircut or hurt yourself. Just make sure you follow the same steps as above.
Not all hair thinning scissors are made from quality steel. The steel made in Japan is considered the best because it is harder than other steel and holds its edge better. Japanese steel blades have a high degree of tensile strength and flexibility.
Scissors made from Japanese steel stay sharper than those made from other kinds of steel and support the blade edge, stopping the individual teeth from hitting it. With the teeth staying sharp, the scissors won’t pull on hair. Thinning scissors made from Japanese steel will provide many years of reliable service.
Made from genuine Japanese J2 forged steel, the hair thinning scissors in this list are of the best quality and designed to last. They also have a semi-offset handle which will reduce strain on your fingers, wrist, and arm when you are cutting.
Hand-forged from Japanese Steel, Toothy Shark hair thinning scissors offer smooth cutting and versatility. They can be used for smoothing lines, softening edges, and thinning thick hair. Teeth are micro-serrated to reduce hair with each cut.
The offset handle is shaped to help the user with scissors over comb work and the ergonomic design offers excellent control and comfort. The blade is designed to have a clean finish and light texturing. These scissors have precise cutting qualities and will be your main scissors for many precision-oriented cuts.
The Megalodon Shark hair thinning scissors can be used to feather out lines, blend, and soften edges. Often used for thick hair, the micro-serrated teeth reduce hair with each cut. The offset handle makes these scissors comfortable to use throughout the day and the shape improves control.
Not only does the Black Set come with a pair of hand-forged Japanese steel thinning scissors, but it also comes with high-quality normal hair scissors and a free case.
The hair scissors offer a smooth cut, while the hair thinning scissors are used for softening the edges and feathering out lines that may appear after the initial cut. With micro-serrated teeth, these thinning scissors are great for thick hair. The comfortable offset handle is great for control and over comb work.
Shear Shark has a variety of hair thinning scissors that are durable, ergonomic, and stylish. Each pair of scissors is adjustable, so you can find the perfect tension to suit you. They also feature semi-offset handles for added comfort and easier cutting.
If you are looking for hair thinning scissors that are high quality, long-lasting, ergonomic, and stylish, Shear Shark has you covered.
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