CLEANING & DRYING
them with warm water and soap or alcohol to remove residual of Barbicide
them with a soft dry towel or fabric which does not scratch or damage them.
each blade carefully staying away from the cutting surface
the area where the blades meet at the pivot to remove any hidden hair pieces as
this is the area where the build up takes place.
your hair dryer to dry them. Don’t use a forced air dryer as it can disturb
them safely in their case.
At the end of every work week
clean/dry them as above and then apply good quality scissor oil or clipper oil
around the pivot point. Apply the oil with the shears open and then repeat
cutting action a few times so that the oil reaches the washer.
- *Note: Shears should always be dry
at the end of the day’s work
Do not give your haircutting shears to anybody
else as they might not know how to take care of them.
Handle gently. Do not throw them
on the counter during use as this can damage the cutting edge on the shears as
well as its alignment thus affecting the cutting action.
Please….try not to drop your
shears! This can easily nick the blades or disturb the scissor alignment. If
this ever happens please examine the blades very carefully looking for a nick.
If you see a nick please don’t try to close the blades. Keep them open and put
a soft fabric between them so that the two blades don’t get to touch against
each others surface. The scissor is going to need some servicing and send the
scissor like this with the fabric in between the blades.
Please check the tension on your hair cutting shears every day. The most
common mistake made is to leave the tension too loose. People usually tend to
think they are saving their hand muscles but actually they are causing damage
to the scissor edge as well as putting more stress on their hands. To check the
tension a general thumb rule is to hold your shear from the finger hole and
point upwards. Now insert your thumb and open the blades by moving the thumb
hole upwards. Let go of the thumb hole and allow the scissor to close. If the
hair scissor closes more than half way that means the tension is too loose. For good
cutting the blades have to ride on each other. If the tension is loose they
will end up folding the hair or pushing the hair.
In the second scenario if the tension is too high the blades
would not close at all and the user would be putting more stress while using
the hair scissor thus more stress would be applied on the blades while riding
against each other.
A majority of the problems with otherwise sharp shears are
due to the tension. Therefore, please take good care of this aspect in your
daily professional life.
Get your haircutting shears sharpened by a
reputable and experienced sharpening company or shear sharpener. It is good to
ask a sharpener or sharpening service whether they are factory certified or have some qualification
related to their work.