I get my haircuts at Supercuts. For the past year or so, every time after I get my trim, the hairdresser attempts to use this device.
It is like a comb, but has a blade in between the teeth. It is combed through the hair and you can feel it snagging and chopping its way through. When asked, they reply that it is some new trendy gizmo that makes your hair look a certain way. As far as I can tell, this thing’s purpose is to thin your hair!
Can any Hairdresser Dopers verify what exactly this thing is? Also, if my theory is correct, why would anyone intentionally want to increase the amount that thier hair is thinning?
Every time I go in is usually a different person, so I am forced to defend myself again against this mysterious tool. I am not losing my hair yet, but certainly don’t want to artificially add to the process.