Professional hairdressing scissors require proper maintenance to ensure its optimum performance at all times. So if you are using it to do more than ten haircuts a day, you might want to sharpen your shears every two months.
But there are other reasons your shears can get dull much faster than they should.
If the tension on your haircutting scissors is too loose, there is a chance that its blades will pull away from each other. Incorrect tension can dull your scissors because you tend to push the cutting blade in the wrong direction just to be able to cut the hair.
There are times when sharpening shears incorrectly will make them dull. If you are slide cutting the customers’ hair, you might be grabbing and pulling the hair at the same time, which can be quite an unpleasant experience for your client.
This might be a result of incorrectly sharpening your shears. However, if the shears dulled quickly right after you bought it, then chances are they were poorly made or comprised cheap materials in the first place.
Keep in mind that every kind of scissors has its own purpose. So, you should only use haircutting shears to cut and trim hair, only hair. You should also refrain from using it on wigs or hair extension. If you are dealing with wigs the whole time, then you might want to reserve a special pair of shears for it.
These are some mistakes that can affect the sharpness of your shears. You should ensure that you properly sharpen it at all times to extend service life. You should also purchase your shears from a reputable brand to guarantee quality.