Three Things to Know About Hair-Thinning Shears

15 July 2016
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If your hair feels heavy and weighed down, it is possible to keep the length of your hair and lose some of the weight at the same time. A stylist can use a pair of thinning shears to thin out your hair so that your head is not carrying so much weight. The guide below walks you through everything you need to know about thinning shears.

Thinning Shears Do Not Make Each Strand of Hair Thinner

Thinning shears do not actually make each strand of your hair thinner. The shears simply trim every few hairs to be significantly shorter than the rest of your hair so that your hair feels lighter when everything is said and done. One side of the shears has a small comb attached to it while the other side has a blade. The stylist combs a small portion of your hair into the comb and then closes the shears like a pair of scissors. This trims some of the hair while leaving the rest long.

Having Your Hair Thinned Is Not Visually Noticeable

When you have your hair thinned with the thinning shears, no one else will be able to tell that you have had it thinned. You will not have large chunks of hair missing or hair that falls at different heights when you're done. Your hair will look the same as it would if you did not get it thinned, but it will feel much lighter on your head.

Do Not Try to Thin Your Hair Yourself

You do not want to make the mistake of buying a pair of thinning shears and trying to thin your hair on your own. Knowing how to properly use thinning shears takes specific training and practice. If you make the mistake of trying to use the shears on your own, you could leave your hair missing chunks of hair or looking very uneven. The stylist will know exactly how to hold, angle, and cut with the shears so that the thinning process is unnoticeable to the eye when he or she is done.

Thinning your hair does not take very long to do. The stylist will thin just a small portion of your hair to begin with and then they may thin it more and more depending upon how your hair feels to you. Once it feels significantly lighter, the thinning will be complete, and you should be able to feel less strain on your neck almost immediately because of how much lighter your hair will be.

For more info, talk to your hair stylist. 


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