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Hair Scissor Cramping

March 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re a hairdresser who specifically works with cutting everyday in a basic routine, you know exactly how it feels to get sore hands. Especially women or men who have worked in this industry for years and years. It is absolutely no fun when you’re cutting away at someone’s hair and all of a sudden you loose all feeling in your hands because they become paralyzed by cramps. It may even be so painful that you have to stop and massage your hand for a minute or two. Taking breaks from your hair scissors usually isn’t a great sign and it may begin to annoy a client who is there for a quick trim.

Fortunately, there are a few ways to help you cut down and maybe even stop the cramping. Some people think the only way to cure the arthritis pain is to either go on a specific medicine or to go to physical therapy for special treatment. The thing is, you really can do those couple of methods. The only thing is, they’re going to cost you a fortune in the amount of time you spend trying to cure yourself. And what if they don’t even work? Then you’re out hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars! Here’s a couple things to try before you spend your life away on medical bills.

First of all, try a new pair of hair shears. Maybe your shears are too old and you’ve worn the comfortability out of them. The only way to know is to ask a few other friends who are hairstylists if you can borrow a pair of their shears for a day. Try cutting a client’s hair with their shears and see if they are anymore comfortable for you. If you notice a big difference, you may need to start looking for a new pair of shears to get your hands on (no pun intended).

On the other hand, maybe you don’t notice a difference at all and maybe you still feel pain in your wrist or fingers.This is a sign of something completely different than the fact that you need new shears. The problem is that you need to give your tired hands a break. Your first move could be to stop overbooking your schedule. Start by going through your planner and reducing each work day by one haircut appointment. This will at least give you a couple hours in the day here and there to play with the rest of the appointments and adjust them so you can have some comfortability.

Next, if this doesn’t cut down on the soreness, try to cut out another appointment and also begin doing some daily exercises. There are so many easy remedies that you can do at home. Instead, most women spend hundreds of dollars to see a doctor who says “you have arthritis. Twirl your wrists in circles for thirty seconds and you’ll be good.” Don’t do that, just take these few exercises and do them on your own time at night after each work day is done. Twirl the wrists, extend them toward the sky and toward the ground a few times. Don’t do any exercise with weights when you do this because it will strain the muscles that you are trying to build up. Go easy on your wrists for the next few weeks as well. This will help reduce the stress put on the wrists and cut down on some soreness.

Each of these steps are so easy and could save you so much money if you ever get pain in the wrists. Try these methods before you go to a doctor or specialist and give them hundreds of your hard-earned dollars. Give it some time too; don’t try these methods for two days and give up to go to a physical therapist.

Results From Bad Scissor Care

January 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Hair scissors are one of the most popular tools a stylist can use. There are many types of these scissors and they float around all kinds of hair salons in the world. No matter what type of shear it may be, one must pay close attention to the care information of a pair of hair scissors. These tools are not anywhere near cheap and can cost a fortune to repair or even replace if proper care is not taken with them. Here you will discover what happens when you do not take correct care of hair scissors.

Some people think that by wiping scissors down with a dry cloth after each use is good enough for cleansing. This is one of the worst things you could do, though. The dry clothes are what scratch the blades and create problems with the smooth look of the metal. If you are using a cloth made of micro fiber like those that clean lenses, your shears will be much more safe. Micro fiber is great because it doesn’t create and leave behind any lint particles and it is gentle enough to prevent scratching of glass and/or metal.

You can also cause harm to your shears by avoiding the cleansing process of the entire tool. It won’t do you much good to cleanse only the blades since the handle is what holds the most bacteria from your hands. The blades are important too though since product and hair can build up and cause them to get jammed. If you don’t cleanse them in a special solution designed specifically for shears, they will get jammed and could possibly even stop opening when you try to cut a client’s hair. The key to cleansing them is to do it at the end of every day that you use them. Even if you only use them once, it is crucial for you to clean the shears so that can keep in working condition.

Just because you clean your shears does not mean you can throw them onto a towel and let them dry overnight. This is actually very bad on the scissors because it can create rust on the blades and the area where the handles and the metal meet. The other result would be water spots everywhere on the silver. To avoid rust and spots, take a few seconds to dry the shears thoroughly so that the blades have no water sitting on them. Also remember to use your micro fiber cloth to dry the shears so to avoid scratches in the end.

Taking good care of hair scissors isn’t a difficult process as long as you remember to do it each day. Even if you only use the shears once that day, it is important to clean them and take proper care so they can be in working condition as long as possible. The process begins to get difficult when you actually do have the tough to remove water spots or rust forming on the shears. It is extremely difficult to remove rust and water spots begin to stick around after so long. To keep your shears long lasting it is important to take proper care of them.

The Karmin G3 Hair Straightener

October 22, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many hairdressers feel that the Karmin G3 is the best flat iron available for the money whether for salon or even for home use. Karmin is one of the leading makers of quality hair tools that are made for the salon but affordable enough that the home user can own them as well without spending a fortune. The G3 is sleek and easy to use for getting amazing results in straightening your hair. With a variable temperature setting and quick heat up times these irons will get the results you want quickly and easily.

Curling & Straightening with a Flat Iron

June 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you like to go back and forth between straight hair and wavy or curly hair you may be surprised to know that the only professional hair styling tool you need is a hair straightening iron. Most women think you have to have a curling iron and a flat iron if you want to achieve these looks, but with a professional flat iron and little practice you can achieve any of them very easily with just the flat iron.

The main difference in these looks is how you glide the hair iron through your hair. With all of the styles you start at the root of your hair and glide the ceramic hair iron slowly to the tip. Of course for straight hair you smoothly and slowly glide straight down the strands of hair. But for curly or wavy hair instead of gliding smoothly down the length of the hair you use a twist. This twisting motion will add a little bit of body to the curl, and the more you turn your wrist the more the curl will be pronounced in your hairs appearance.

Of course this sounds easy, and really it is. But as with most things you may not get it on the first try. Just keep practicing with your hair staightening ironĀ and soon your friends will think you are spending a fortune at the salon.

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