Haircutting Scissor Care
Haircutting Scissor Care
In order to give a decent haircut, you need to have proper equipment that will help you get the job done right. Professional haircutting scissors are a must – they make the difference between frustration and a job well done. They come with different price tags, colors, styles, and lengths. As for price, you pick up a pair for around $20 at a beauty shop, or you can purchase scissors for several hundred dollars. If you give the occasional haircut at home, a $20 pair will do the job. However, if you cut hair all day, every day, at a salon, you’ll need the more expensive, higher quality scissors. You get what you pay for.
Regardless of the price you paid for your scissors, they all need proper maitenance and care. At the end of every haircutting session (at home) or work day (at a salon), you need to clean, dry, and lubricate your haircutting scissors.
Drying: Use a soft, clean towel to thoroughly dry your scissors. Be sure to get between the blades to prevent any type of damage.
Lubricating: Open your scissors at a 90° angle and put a drop of oil at the joint where the blades meet. Work the oil into the joint by opening and closing the blades. This will work out any hair, dust, dirt or chemicals that found their way to the joint.
When your are finished cleaning, drying, and lubricating your scissors, store them in the pouch that you bought them in. If you put your scissors in a box or bag, the tips of the blades could get damaged.
If you follow these guidelines for proper scissor use, your scissors can last you a lifetime
* Only cut hair with your scissors
* Only cut clean hair
* Check regularly to see if your scissors need adjusting
* Get your scissors sharpened (by a professional only!) if they still don’t work properly after you’ve cleaned and lubricated them
It is very important to keep your scissors clean and lubricated because it lengthens the life of your scissors. On the other hand, frequent use of dirty, dull or damaged scissors shortens the lifespan of your scissors and will make it necessayr for you to purchase a new pair sooner than if you had taken good care of them. So do yourself (and your scissors) a favor: clean, dry, and lubricate!
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About the Author
Nadine Visscher is the author of haircutting ebooks and has an excellent variety of both haircut videos and haircutting scissors.