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HAIR CUTTING SCISSORS - 5 MAINTENANCE TIPS

                               HAIR CUTTING SCISSOR CARE


·              Cut only hair with your hair cutting scissors.

 

·              Wipe your hair cutting scissors “blades” daily with a soft, dry cloth to remove moisture & hair.

                                                                      

·              Wipe blades over with methylated spirits only. Never use disinfectant or other abrasive chemicals on your hair cutting scissors or thinning scissors as this will corrode & damage blades.

 

·              One drop of scissor oil under the pivot (screw) area once a week and work the oil in by gently opening and closing the blades.

 

·              Never over tighten your hair cutting scissors or thinning scissors as this causes damage to both blades.

 

               The best hair scissor care is always preventative maintenance.

               DAMAGED SCISSORS:If you damage your hair cutting scissors you might get a nick in the blade.  If you

               continue to use the hair scissors the nick will become larger and the life of your scissor blades is shortened.

               nick will become larger. Send your hair cutting  scissors to a well experienced reputable scissor sharpener.

               It is a good idea to have at least two or more pairs of hair   scissors you most often use so that if you

               damage your hair cutting scissors you have a back up pair.

 

               

 

 



 

 

 


HAIR SCISSORS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



 

How long will a hair  scissor last?

That depends on quality, care and how many cuts you do.

For example  barbers who cut between 25 to 35 hair cuts daily, may want their hair  scissors sharpened every 6 months for optimum sharpness.

Average ladies hairdressers  who cut hair  with a reasonable quality hair scissor   will need their hair scissors sharpened every 12 , 18 or 24 months, keeping their scissors in optimum sharpness.

How do I know if the steel is good in my  hair scissors? Also when I want to purchase a hair scissor how will I know what quality I am buying.

 Firstly it is important   to purchase hair scissors from a reputable company and preferably one that is specializing in hair scissors and knows the quality of the steel. Know the company’s reputation, how long they have been in the industry and knowledge about hair scissors. There are a lot of hair scissors that look appealing on the internet and in hair wholesaler’s stores and the quality is very poor. In some cases the steel is so poor that it   crumbles and cannot be sharpened, these scissors loose their edge in 1 week to 3 weeks some in 2 months. Also  be aware that there are a lot of copies of good respectable professional brands with inferior steel flood the market. You need to be sure you have the original brand. So a reputable Scissor Company that specializes in hair scissors and precision sharpening is the most preferable.

 

 

How do I know when I should get my  hair  scissor sharpened and  serviced.

The hair scissor is folding the hair,, slips when cutting, not slicing as well, has been dropped or damaged in some way and not cutting  as well as when they were new. If the hair scissors have a chip in the blade, its best to have the hair scissor sharpened as soon as possible because using the  hair scissor can deepen the chip.

How many times can a  hair scissor be sharpened?

Depends on the sharpener. If hair  scissors are sharpened not according to the manufacturers specifications then your life on the scissor is dramatically shortened  one or two sharpens, and in some cases cannot be  sharpened & restored. Simply we cannot put steel back when sharpened incorrectly. This will cost you more as you will need to purchase a new scissor more  frequently. A professional well experienced sharpener knows exactly how each brand of hair scissor should be sharpened. Scissor blades have variety of steels , allows, different angles, finishes ,  and techniques . If they are done correctly  according to the original manufacturers specifications , you can sharpen a hair scissor numerous times for example  up to 10 times or more depending on quality and care.

 

Can  Hair Thinning Scissors be sharpened?

Yes they can. The exception is when they have locked up and the tooth or teeth has been chipped & bent. If they lock up and the teeth are not bent  at all most of the time  they still can be sharpened.   Never over tighten  the screw tension on thinning or texturizes as they will lock up and damage the teeth.

 

 How should I clean my hair scissors and how often?

Never use disinfectant of any kind  on scissors, as it can pit all alloys, cobalt’s, titanium, mic and  all stainless steels. Use metholated spirits to clean scissors every day or at least once a week, with a soft tissue or scissor cloth. Metholated spirits  also kills germs and leaves no residue.  Use 1 drop of special scissor oil under the screw once a week, after cleaning. Carefully open and close the blades working in the oil.  Other oils are too thick.  

Should I oil my hair scissors every day?  

After cleaning with metholated spirits and soft tissue or cloth , oil scissors once a week under the screw, working the oil in by opening and closing the blades gently.  If you are working in a barbers shop cutting 25 to 35 cuts a day you may need to put a drop of scissor oil after cleaning  every 2nd or 3rd day.

 

 

How long will a hair scissor last?

That depends on quality, care and how many cuts you do.

For example  barbers who cut between 25 to 35 hair cuts daily, may want their hair scissors sharpened every 6 months for optimum sharpness.

Average ladies hairdressers  who cut hair  with a reasonable quality hai scissor   will need their scissors sharpened every 12 , 18 or 24 months, keeping their scissors in optimum sharpness.

How do I know if the steel is good in my  hair scissors? Also when I want to purchase a hair scissor how will I know what quality I am buying.

 Firstly it is important   to purchase hair scissors from a reputable company and preferably one that is specializing in hair scissors and knows the quality of the steel. Know the company’s reputation, how long they have been in the industry and knowledge about hairdressing scissors. There are a lot of hair scissors that look appealing on the internet and in hair wholesaler’s stores and the quality is very poor. In some cases the steel is so poor that it   crumbles and cannot be sharpened, these scissors loose their edge in 1 week to 3 weeks some in 2 months. Also  be aware that there are alot of copies of good respectable professional brands with inferior steel. You need to be sure you have the original brand. So a reputable Scissor Company that specializes in hair scissors and precision sharpening is the most preferable.

 

 

How do I know when I should get my  hair scissors sharpened and  serviced.

The hair scissor is folding the hair,, slips when cutting, not slicing as well, has been dropped or damaged in some way and not cutting  as well as when they were new. If the scissors have a chip in the blade, its best to have the scissor sharpened as soon as possible because using the  hair scissor can deepen the chip.

How many times can   hair scissors be sharpened?

Depends on the sharpener. If hair scissors are sharpened not according to the manufacturers specifications then your life on the scissor is dramatically shortened  one or two sharpens, and in some cases cannot be  sharpened & restored. Simply we cannot put steel back when sharpened incorrectly. This will cost you more as you will need to purchase a new scissor more  frequently. A professional well experienced sharpener knows exactly how each brand of scissor should be sharpened. Scissor blades have variety of steels , allows, different angles, finishes ,  and techniques . If they are done correctly  according to the original manufacturers specifications , you can sharpen a hair scissor numerous times for example  up to 12 times or more depending on quality and care.

 

Can  Hair Thinning Scissors be sharpened?

Yes they can. The exception is when they have locked up and the tooth or teeth has been chipped & bent. If they lock up and the teeth are not bent  at all most of the time  they still can be sharpened.   Never over tighten  the screw tension on thinning or texturizes as they will lock up and damage the teeth.

 

 How should I clean my hair scissors and how often?

Never use disinfectant of any kind  on scissors, as it can pit all alloys, cobalt’s, titanium, mic and  all stainless steels. Use metholated spirits to clean scissors every day or at least once a week, with a soft tissue or scissor cloth. Metholated spirits  also kills germs.  Only use 1 drop of scissor oil under the screw once a week, after cleaning. Other oils are too thick.  

Should I oil my hair  scissors every day?  

After cleaning with metholated spirits and soft tissue or cloth , oil scissors once a week under the screw, working the oil in by opening and closing the blades gently.

 

FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS     &     TESTIMONIALS

 





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