What are hair thinning scissors? These are specialized tools commonly used to thin out or lighten thick hair and to remove excess volume without altering the style and to ultimately create a balance in the hair cut. Thick and curly hair benefit a lot from hair thinning scissors but be careful when using them on fine hair because you can make the hairstyle seem thinner.
Thinning scissors are easy to identify, just have a look at the blades. The blades are serrated, featuring a row of teeth along the edge to aid in thinning hair. There are many different types of hair thinning scissors and it really boils down to the kind of styling job you do and the particular hair type you work with.
The first thing you should know is that you can find hair thinning scissors with specific blade types like the double or single serrated scissor. The double serrated scissor has teeth along both scissor blades and are useful at removing less hair when thinning. The single serrated thinning scissor features just one serrated blade, while the other plain blade can be used to lift hair before snipping through it.
Thinning scissors also come in different variations depending on the hair type, for example:
- 46 tooth scissors: these scissors are greatly used on fine or thin hair types and are available in a single serrated version since the teeth can’t line up correctly when the blades close if they were both serrated.
- 30 tooth scissors: these are ideal to reduce bulk in thick hair and are perfect for beginners. You can generally find these in either single or double serrated versions.
- 24 tooth scissors: best used on course hair types and are great for reducing excess bulk and volume. These are also found in single or double serrated versions.
Now that you know about the different types of hair thinning scissor, it’s about time you found your own!