If you are looking to thin down your thick or curly hair, Thinning scissors are the best options. It helps to tame thick and curly hair, thereby making it more manageable and presentable. This is not used to perform haircuts but only to remove volume from thick, unruly or curly hair. They are also used to help create texture or blend layers in straighter hairs, so that they look more natural.
Thinning scissors also called as Thinning Shears, Texturizing Shears or Chunking Shears, are mostly used by hair stylist. The main purpose of this scissors is to reduce the density and volume of hair without cutting it fully. It looks similar like a traditional pair of scissors but has teeth like a comb on the blades. In some cases the blades are jagged on only one side. These blades come in different sizes, from 5 inches to 6 inches. They are mostly made of stainless steel and have 24 teeth on each side of the blade. It has a convenient thumb and finger rest that allows the user feel flexible. These scissors add texture by only allowing part of the hair to be cut in the blade while the rest fall in between the gaps.
Thinning can also be done at home and works out quite cheaper. This can be used between two or three week to prevent the hair from sticking out and to remove excessive hair. This also allows short piece of hair to blend in with the rest. It would be a bit difficult to get used to it in the beginning but would work great once you are used to it. It is also important to remember that stylist and customers who are using the thinning scissors should never use it near the roots of the hair as it will not be able to remove the volume. It will ruin the ends of the hair and create uneven spikes throughout.
There is a certain way to use these scissors. If you have long, thick hair or wavy hair, you need to comb your hair and work in sections. The cut should be made between half the length of the hair. This should be repeated all though out. Repeated cuts should be made only if additional thinning is required. If the hair is curly, additional cuts may be passed at the mid length of the hair. The focus here should be at the places that are thicker. Scissors with fewer teeth is ideal for curly hair.
These scissors can be got at all beauty supply stores and come in different prices depending on the brand and quality. Some of these scissors are coated in titanium to increase the sharpness and life of the product. These scissors are also chosen depending on the amount of hair that needs to be removed. For instance the scissors with many teeth will remove the least amount of hair while the one with least teeth will remove the most amount of hair.