If your main source of income comes from cutting hair all-day, knowing how to take care of your tools should be a top priority. This is especially important since hairdressing tools are not necessarily something you could easily buy from a store. It requires a lot of time and saving, and artists consider them an investment.
Even the best and most expensive steel will get dull overtime. Here are five warning signs to tell you that your hair cutting scissors already need sharpening.
When you notice that your beloved scissors are not working as effectively as before, then chances are, it might be time to sharpen them. If you’ve checked the tension, and cleaned your scissors properly, and you think it’s still not working as well, then call your trusted sharpening professional to schedule an appointment. We suggest using an alternative pair of scissors while waiting as it’s not advisable to continue using a dull tool. It might cause injury or diminish the quality of your work. In addition, it could also worsen the condition of your scissors. So be patient, and ask for professional help.
Many have approached us before complaining that their scissors are pushing away hair if they are blunt cutting, while others are noticing that the blade of their shears tend to pull or grab hair. If this is the case, we usually arrive in the same conclusion, the scissors are dull. Once they are sharpened, cleaned, and oiled, you will see its quality improve greatly.
So your scissors have been sharpened, but you noticed that after three to five haircuts, it easily gets dull again. If your scissors have been maintained well, then this could be the consequence of bad sharpening. Make sure to have your scissors sharpened with a professional that is experienced in handling haircutting scissors. The blade of your shears are different from ordinary scissors, or knives, so it needs extra care and expert attention. After a quick sharpening session with a professional, your scissors sharpness would last long as they did before.
The crunch you often feel could be possibly caused by nicks in the blades. Immediately go to your sharpening expert and have your scissors sharpened. Continuing to use nicked scissors will only make it worse, and you could end up wasting your prized investment.
While this may not necessarily be caused by lack of sharpening, handling dull scissors can be more laborious, requiring your wrists to be worked up than usual. A quick trip to a professional hair cutting service would do the job.