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The Ultimate Guide to Buy Hair Thinning Scissors in Ireland

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.

What Are 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.

How to Use Hair Thinning Scissors

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.

Short/Fine hair

  1. Make sure hair is dry as wet hair clumps together and you may end up removing more hair than necessary.
  2. Use the scissors over comb method between two markedly different hair length points. This will ensure your hair looks natural.
  3. Carefully snip your way up and out. Make sure the flat edge of your scissors is on the bottom and the teeth are on top.

Thick Hair

  1. Comb through hair.
  2. Take a one-inch section between your middle and pointer finger.
  3. Angle the scissors down in the direction of the hair growth. If your scissors are facing the opposite direction of the hair growth when you trim, it'll result in a noticeably chunky, uneven cut. Glide the scissors all the way down through the ends.

With just a few steps and the right scissors, you can successfully thin hair.

Can You Use Hair Thinning Shears At Home?

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.

Here are a few tips to make the process of thinning hair at home easier:

  • Only use thinning scissors: This is an absolute must. If you try thinning hair with normal hair scissors, you will end up taking off much more hair than intended.
  • Separate hair: Use your fingers or a comb to separate hair into sections. A comb will result in a more defined look, but fingers will provide a softer, more natural one.
  • Clip hair into sections: Use clips to hold sections of hair in place until you are ready to work on them.
  • Save the highest layer for last: Start trimming the sections of hair that are farthest from the crown and work your way up.
  • Use the up-and-down cutting technique: Hold one under section of hair in your hand and snip the section about halfway between the ends and the scalp. Never take the scissors any closer to the scalp than this. With the scissors angled towards the ceiling, snip halfway through the section of hair. Once you have snipped half of the section you are holding, angle the scissors so that they are pointing towards the floor. Cut down through the remaining half of the section. This technique helps hair look natural.
  • Comb through hair: Comb hair regularly as you work
  • Move Towards the Ends: As you work from the lowest layers of hair onto the top ones, trim farther and farther down the hair shafts. When you get to the outermost layer, you should be trimming the very ends of your hair.

Best Type of Hair Thinning Scissors

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.

Best Hair Thinning Scissors & Shears in Ireland

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.

Toothy Shark

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.

Features

  • Tooth: (10, 20, 30, 36) single side teeth
  • Handle: Semi offset
  • Steel: Genuine Japanese J2 forged steel
  • Blade: Razor edge
  • Edge: Convex
  • Speciality: Thinning
  • Finger Rest: Fixed
  • Tension: Ball-bearing system
  • Screw: Flat tension fixed screw
  • Adjustment: Screw mechanism for easy adjustment
  • Weight: 60g
  • Inserts: Soft for extra comfort

Megalodon Shark

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.

Features

  • Tooth: (10, 20, 30, 36) single side teeth
  • Handle: Semi offset
  • Steel: Genuine Japanese J2 forged steel
  • Blade: Razor edge
  • Edge: Convex
  • Speciality: Multipurpose, everyday sophisticated work
  • Finger Rest: Fixed
  • Tension: Super durable ball-bearing system
  • Screw: Flat tension fixed screw
  • Adjustment: Simple screw mechanism for easy adjustment
  • Weight: 60g
  • Inserts: Soft for extra comfort

Black Set

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.

Features

  • Tooth: (10, 20, 30, 36) Teeth
  • Handle: Semi offset
  • Steel: Genuine Japanese J2 forged steel
  • Blade: Razor edge
  • Edge: Convex
  • Speciality: Multipurpose, everyday sophisticated work
  • Finger Rest: Fixed
  • Tension: Super durable ball-bearing system
  • Screw: Flat tension fixed screw
  • Adjustment: Simple screw mechanism for easy adjustment
  • Weight: 60g
  • Inserts: Soft for extra comfort

Where Can You Buy Thinning Scissors and Shears in Ireland?

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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