Hair: Q&A – Thinning Scissors

Today’s question is from Lucy.

Lucy asked:

I am wondering how to repair hair that has been hacked with those silly shear type
scissors(like pinking shears)…My hair has a big patch of split ends on one side.
Is there a type of shampoo/conditioner that will help splilt ends?

Ok, the scissors you are referring to are “thinning scissors”.
Instead of a blade they have teeth.
The idea of thinning scissors is to remove bulk, rather than actually
altering your hairstyle. They are great for use of people with
thicker hair, or for making a style look and feel lighter.
They are fabulous for adding texture to shorter styles.

Here’s what a pair of “thinning scissors” look like…

There’s always a BUT!!!!
But, they should be used sparingly. A few snips with thinning
scissors can make all the difference. This is where some hairdressers go wrong.
You can cut too much using thinning scissors and you do need to know what
you’re doing before you pick up a pair.

Lucy, the split ends feeling is from the thinning scissors.
I’d say the hairdresser has thinned it a little too much.
If you put your fingers in toward the roots, does it feel spikey?
That’s a sure sign a little too much has been taken out.

There’s not a lot you can do about it, it just has to grow.
Next time you go for a cut, ask that they don’t thin it out.
Just ask for a blunt cut. Depending on how quickly your
hair grows will determine if it’s a haircut or two before that hair
gets back to normal.

As for using a shampoo or conditioner to help the split ends,
it’not that kind of split ends that you can rejuvenate with a shampoo
and conditioner.

I hope that answers your question a little better, Lucy!

Chat soon,

BrisStyle Indie Twilight Market

My very first market for 2011 is the BrisStyle Indie Twilight Market!
It’s being held at King George Square this Friday night(25th Feb) from 5pm-9pm!
It’s my very first Twilight market and I’m really looking forward to a lovely night.

I have some new stock this weekend!
Some beautiful elastic YoYo Headbands.
It’s taken me a while to source these great elastic headbands. I’ve been looking for a while. I found an amazing Aussie supplier, which is great! Keeping it local! LOL

Here’s one of my brand new headbands…
These are available for $10!

Here’s some other colours all packaged up and ready for market!

I’ve also got a brand new range of Designer Hairclips.
These are created using high quality “Designer” ribbons and are $6 a set.

All these new items will be in the Etsy store early next week.
If you can’t wait til them, drop me an email and I’ll keep one for you!

If you’re in the City this friday night, pop by and say Hi!
Hope to see you there!

Chat soon,