by Jun Oh April 03, 2023 4 min read
If you want great results while trimming hair, you need to take proper care of your hairdressing scissors. Whether you use the scissors to make a big cut or trim, cleaning and sanitizing helps to keep them working in good condition.
Also, the hairdressing tools are quite expensive. Regular usage means you need to take special care so that they can support you for a long time. This article shows you how you can clean and sanitize your hair cutting tools with easy steps.
It is important to keep your hairdressing scissors in good condition. Keeping them in good condition eliminates all kinds of risks like rusting. Also, the hygiene of the workplace depends on keeping the tools clean and sanitized.
Most salon owners sterilize their hairdressing tools by using Barbicide. Although it sanitizes the scissors, small hairs aren’t cleaned properly. Eventually, it damages the scissors. Here are some easy steps through which you can clean and disinfect your hair cutting scissors.
Follow these tips to have impressive results.
Fluid sanitizers are great for cleaning and sanitizing the combs and brushes. Apply liquid sanitizer in small amounts on the brushes and cutting combs for about ten minutes. You can use a toothbrush or a dense brush for this purpose. Moreover, don’t leave the brushes and combs in the liquid sanitizer overnight. It can break the materials and make the tools unfavorable for use.
Arrange a small quantity of rubbing alcohol or ethanol and cotton. Take the fluid on the cotton and wipe the sharp edges of the hair cutting scissor. Be careful while doing the work. Hold the scissor at a 45-degree angle to make the cleaning effective and easy.
Put a few drops of trimmer or shear oil on the screw. Next, leave the scissor for a night without disturbing. The following morning before beginning your work, take out the scissors. Find out if there is excess oil coming from the scissor blades or screw. Wipe them down with a clean cloth.
The best way to clean and sanitize hair-cutting scissors is to give them a warm soapy bath. Get a small tub filled with warm water and mild detergent. Put the scissor in the solution and leave it there for a couple of minutes. Take it out and scrub the excessive chemicals from the blades with a small piece of cloth. And, wipe them up with another dry cloth. Follow the same procedure for other scissors. Don’t put all the scissors at once in the tub.
Drying your hairdressing shears is an important part after cleaning and sanitizing the same. A small dry towel work wonders for this purpose. If you don’t dry your hairdressing scissors, bacteria may pile up and damage your tools. If there is excessive liquid on the blades or screw, the tool might start to rust.
So, it is very important to keep them dry. To take out the minute piece of hair stuck on the screw, you can use a toothpick. Using a toothpick to clean the scissor is a popular technique followed by many people. If you want to take the hair splinters out, toothpicks can be useful.
The final step of the cleaning process involves lubricating the scissor. It is wise if you lubricate your scissors once a week. That way, it prevents the hairdressing tool from rusting. Also, it prevents the buildup of chemical dirt. Apply a few drops of oil beside the screw where the scissor blades meet. Take a soft clean cloth to wipe the oil.
To retain the look of the hairdressing scissor after cleaning, sanitizing, and lubricating, you have to store them properly. Ensure that you are having a separate compartment for your scissor and other hairdressing tools. Otherwise, they might knock on each other and cause damage. The protective case keeps the shear in good form.
Cleaning takes time and effort. The task even gets challenging when you have to deal with 15 to 30 clients. Hence, employ another person to take care of the cleaning and sanitization of the tools. As a result, you can have your tools ready for the next client before handed.
So, it is evident that there are a few different ways to clean and sanitize your shears. Keep in your mind to follow them in a proper way to get effective results. Cleanliness has become an integral part especially after the outbreak of Covid-19. Hence, keep your hair trimming tools clean and disinfect them in the right way.
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