Top positive review
3 people found this helpful
on 6 February 2015
I have thick, tufty hair that seems to grow quicker in thickness than in length, especially on the fringe and back of my head. (No, I don't have a crazy afro, my hair is not frizzy, it simply varies from straight to curly, is thick, and fairly long). As such, thinning scissors are preferred to trimming scissors for keeping most of the length while reducing the density, and forming wispy layers that look and feel much nicer and comfortable. (Some length will be reduced inevitably of course, but not too much, in fact just the right amount to allow the hair to revitalize and grow more).
They work well for me, and are good quality for the price. Now I don't have to fork out £9-£15 every few months at the barber, asking explicitly for thinning scissors instead of trimming scissors each time (not a problem, it's just repetitive).
They are also extraordinarily useful if there is an occasional annoying flick, which you don't want to savagely and abruptly cut along a noticeable path, but simply shorten while keeping the wispy layers and a more natural looking edge.