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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.

5 Things You Should Know About Hair Scissors Before Purchasing

January 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Wouldn’t it be nice if styling our hair were as easy as waking up and walking out the door? So many people search and search for hairstyling tools that will make their hair routine easier. But when it comes down to it, is there really one product that will actually help you style your hair in so many small steps? Think about the pair of hair shears sitting in your medicine cabinet and the things they can do for you. You may think you know all about them and what they do to keep your hair routine short whenever you need a trim, but there are a few things that you should know about them.

Before using your shears regularly, you must familiarize yourself with everything the tools have to offer. One of the most important parts of a pair of hair scissors is the grip on them. Your comfort is so crucial when you are cutting hair because if your fingers aren’t comfortable in the holes of the shears, you cannot perform well as a haircutter. Your cuts won’t be precise, your shears can slip in the middle of a cut, and your fingers could also cramp up. All of these could cause your client to become unhappy with their hairstyle. To ensure that your grip is good enough with the shears, you can either break the shears in if they are just slightly uncomfortable, or you can test them out for a bit before making a final purchase. Just remember, as long as your fingers are happy, so will your clients be.

You should also familiarize yourself with the blades of your hair scissors. The sharpness of these compared to your scissors for your office is a big difference. Hair shears are designed to cut precisely through hair as smoothly as possible. The blades are not designed for paper, in fact cutting through paper with hair scissors could permanently damage the blades. Not only should you be careful about damaging the blades, you should also be aware of the sharpness for your own safety. One wrong snip could slice through your skin and cause infections down the road. Safety always comes first when it comes to the blades of hair scissors and is one of the most important things to take care of when cutting hair.

When purchasing a pair of hair shears, the cost is typically one of the make or break factors in deciding what to buy. It is important to weigh all options between each pair you see. Make sure you know things like warranty information, all features, and durability. If you are purchasing a pair of hair scissors, you must know all about them so you can be sure that the investment will be worth it. You should know exactly what you’re getting yourself into with every purchase you make, especially something as expensive as a pair of shears so be sure to ask plenty of questions.

The fourth thing you should know about hair scissors is what others think of them. Make use of your internet and look up reviews of scissors before you purchase them. When you know what others have experienced with the same tools, you can have a better grasp at what you could expect. If you buy something without knowing anything about it, how will you know if it will work for you or not? Reading reviews is one of the smartest things you can do before purchasing anything because of all the opinions and background information that is provided.

The final thing you need to get straight before investing in a new pair of hair scissors is your own feelings. You have to make sure that you know you will love the shears and the affect they have on you as a hairstylist. Also remember that it’s not like a shirt where once you get sick of wearing it, you can just throw it away. Hair shears have so much value to them and must be dealt with in such a careful way. They definitely aren’t cheap and need to be something that you know you can stick with forever.

After getting everything straight, you know you can purchase a great pair of shears. They must be the right kind for you that will perform great jobs as you continue your styling. Whether it’s your hair that you’re cutting or another client’s hair, it is very important that you know all of the things mentioned above so that you are getting your money’s worth in the purchase of hair scissors.

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