Tips and Tricks: Taking Care of your Hair Styling Shears
- Clean them every day with dish soap/hand soap and warm water. This will clean any chemicals, hair, and dust stuck to the steel.
- Check Tension Daily: Make sure your tension is not too loose or too tight. If they are too loose, they will not cut; but if they are too tight, they will become dull much faster.
- Storage: Always keep your shears in a scissors case. We have seen far too many stylist with shears piled up in a drawer where they get easily damaged.
- Never use disinfectant spray on your shears, and don’t ever put them in Barbicide. These harsh chemicals will destroy the steel and cause it to rust.
Properly maintained hair styling shears will last you for years. Hair cutting shears are a hair stylist’s most important tool. As a stylist, you pay way too much for your shears to just let them become a victim to improper care.
Written by Shiro Shears