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Anck Su Namun
10-28-2001, 11:42 AM
Anybody know exactly what they do to "thin out" one's hair? My mom says they use thinning shears that chop your hair into different lengths. I saw this woman who had it done though and it looked great and it looked pretty much all one length. If they do make it different lengths that would not be good for my type of hair (thick wavy and fuzzy due to too much new hair growth). Although I planned to get it straightened too, but I don't really want to hear my mom bitch about me doing all this.
Anyway, if any of you know anything about this, or better yet if there are any hairdressers out there please help!
10-28-2001, 08:12 PM
I got my hair thinned once. I could actually felt the difference. There are special scissors they use and they just go in and start cutting some out. You can't really tell by looking, but oh my god the difference was amazing! I have wicked thick hair tho. I'd also make sure you completely trusted your hairdresser.
10-29-2001, 04:06 PM
i bought those thinning shears thingys a long time ago. i used to cut TONS of my hair out all the time. i'm not sure if it made it less big tho. i can't really rememeber. i would say it didn't. also, my hair falls out in huge globs now, and it doesn't look any less big then it did before it was all falling out, so i don't think that the thinning shears are really gonig to help.
I get my hair thinned every time I cut it.
10-31-2001, 02:02 AM
LOL I'm glad someone else does it. I HAVE to get mine thinned about every 2 weeks, because it is SO thick and naturally curly that it frizzes. No, it doesn't make it more than one length. :) That is called layering. What it does is goes in and the special scissors or shears take out hair uniformly throughout your head. lol It's hard to explain and I'm sure someone else could do it much better, but... Anyway, I normally get almost half my hair taken out. lol Or at least, it feels like it. It does make a world of difference. :)
10-31-2001, 07:50 AM
the thinning shears cut off hairs right next to the scalp. when done properly, what gets cut is randomly distributed across the scalp, so it's not like you see any missing clumps. after about two weeks, if you pull the rest of your hair back in a ponytail and run you hand over your scalp, it'll feel prickly, but you really never see it. technically, once it grows out, i guess that makes your hair "layered," but it really won't look it because the random distribution of the different lengths, and the fact that 20% or less of your hair will be the short length, totally hides it.
and, like anything with your hair, it can get screwed up, but it's not that hard, so if you have a reasonable amount of trust in your hairdresser, give it a try!
Originally posted by chosenfool
hee hee...she said "wicked" again...:hehehmm:....(sorry, i just miss people saying that...:))
on a serious note...one question to everyone: is that what's IN these days? thinning out hair? cuz i can remember not too long ago that thick hair is where its at (not exactly BIG hair, but thickness is (or was) more desirable...:hmm: )
I get mine thinned because it is too heavy to do anything but go flat. I need the texture for my hairstyle.
Anck Su Namun
10-31-2001, 11:28 AM
Yea I am still thinking about the thinning thing...it sounds good. Although it would be thinner but the texture would still look the same so I am thinking of getting it straightened too. Anybody here had that done before? Does it fry your hair? How long does the straightness last?
10-31-2001, 01:13 PM
From what I understand, professionally done will run about the same as a perm $$ wise. And it is almost the same process -- but no rollers of course :) and would last about the same time, 6 or so months.
You have to trust your stylist -- ask questions. Because it is a chemical process, if you have color or any other treatments in your hair, you may have trouble with the experience -- hair may become stiff and brittle etc.
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