How To Extract Weight & Add Volume With a Thinning Scissors

How To Extract Weight & Add Volume With a Thinning Scissors


Thinning scissors, also known as thinning shears or texturizing scissors, are used to remove weight and add volume to the hair. They have teeth or notches on one or both blades that help to thin out the hair by removing some of the bulk. Here's how you can use thinning scissors to extract weight and add volume to your hair:

  1. Prepare the hair: Start with clean, dry hair that is free from tangles. It's easier to work with the hair when it's dry, as wet hair tends to stretch and can result in uneven cutting.
  2. Section the hair: Divide the hair into manageable sections using clips or hair ties. This helps you work on one section at a time, ensuring even and controlled thinning.
  3. Select the desired section: Choose the section of hair where you want to extract weight and add volume. This can be the entire head or specific areas, such as the crown or sides.
  4. Hold the thinning scissors properly: Grasp the thinning scissors with your dominant hand. Place your thumb in the thumb ring and your other fingers in the finger holes. Ensure a comfortable grip that allows for controlled movement.
  5. Position the thinning scissors: Hold the thinning scissors at an angle, with the teeth pointing towards the ends of the hair. The scissors should be positioned parallel to the hair strands.
  6. Begin thinning: Starting from the mid-lengths or ends of the hair, close the thinning scissors partially, allowing only a few teeth to penetrate the hair. Slide the scissors along the hair strands, moving towards the ends. The teeth will remove some hair strands while leaving others intact, creating a textured and thinned-out effect.
  7. Control the amount of hair removed: The number of teeth on the thinning scissors and the amount of hair you remove with each pass will determine the level of thinning. Start with fewer teeth or remove less hair to avoid over-thinning. You can always make additional passes to remove more weight if desired.
  8. Work systematically: Work through the selected section of hair systematically, thinning it evenly. Comb through the hair between each pass to remove any loose strands and assess the level of thinning achieved.
  9. Blend the cut: To ensure a seamless look, blend the thinned section with the rest of the hair. Comb and blend the thinned section with the surrounding hair to create a natural and cohesive result.

Remember, it's important to use thinning scissors with caution and avoid over-thinning, as it can lead to an uneven appearance or loss of too much volume. If you're unsure or uncomfortable using thinning scissors, it's best to consult with a professional hairstylist who can provide guidance and ensure the desired results

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