Complete guide to the use of the hair thinning scissors

Thinning Scissors

As a beginner hairdresser you may wonder how to use thinning or texturising scissors and if you are an experienced hairdresser, you may have ever wondered if you are using this tool correctly.   

Hair thinning scissors are a must for any hairdresser or barber. They are designed to reduce the volume of thick hair, making styling easier and giving you more control over the result. But how do you handle them? And how do they work? Don't worry, we've put together this complete guide to help you master the art of thinning or texturising scissors. 

Types of haircutting scissors 

There is not only a single type of thinning scissors - actually, there are several different types available on the market, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. The two most common types are: texturising scissors and razor blades. Texturising scissors are designed to cut thicker sections of hair, while razor blades can be used for very precise work, such as creating layers or texture in short hairstyles. 

Correct use of scissors 

When using thinning scissors, it is important that you take your time and learn how to use them correctly. Here are some tips and tricks to get you started:  

- Start by lightly spraying your client's locks with a water mist: this helps to keep them tangle-free while you work and gives them added shine once dry.  

- Section off small strands of hair and use slow, controlled movements to guide the scissors towards the ends of each strand. This will give your clients an even finish all over the head.   

- Remember that less is more when it comes to thinning thick locks - avoid cutting too much in one area as this can lead to an unnatural look.   

- Always check your work as you go, making constant stops to contrast the fall of the hair or the shape you want to give it, this will make you feel confident that you are on the right track. 

- Finally, when cutting, move slowly so you won’t create jagged areas or jagged edges. Working too fast can lead to an uneven result. 



Aftercare of thinning scissors  

It is important to take good care of your epilating scissors if you want them to last for a long time. After each use, be sure to clean them with a soft cloth before storing them in their case or box. It is also important to lubricate your scissors regularly to keep them in good condition and prevent rust or other damage over time. Finally, make sure you always store your scissors correctly. This will ensure that your scissors last longer and that their sharpness remains intact or loses less of its edge.   

We have thought of all these details and have designed our Leaf Black Edition Texturising Scissor line as a result.  

The Black Edition Texturising Scissor is a premium hairdressing scissor designed to suit all hairdressers, regardless of their level of experience. This Thinning Scissor is designed to remove weight, create texture and soften lines.  

This handcrafted tool is designed "By hairdressers, for hairdressers". Its off-centre, ergonomic design makes this scissor feel like an extension of your hand and allows you to explore your creativity with freedom and expression. 

We show you all its features on Leaf, where you can also get your hands on one quickly. 

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