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littleschemer 07-11-2013 09:00 AM

Dusting with nail/kitchen scissors
 
So, I know that its generally a bad thing to cut hair with something other than hair scissors. But I'm wondering what you think about the subject because sometimes when I don't have my hair scissors available, I use something else. And I'm thinking, Isn't it better to deal with the hair there and then when you can see it, instead for risking not finding it later?

Do any of you sometimes dust with anything else than hair scissors?

Firefox7275 07-11-2013 09:34 AM

Using scissors that are not sharp enough can cause split ends, and they are further up the hair than the split or white dot you were trimming off to begin with. Maybe purchase another pair of hairdressing scissors?

Having said that I do trim my hair with kitchen scissors, but I know mine are high quality and super sharp. I wouldn't ever use my nail scissors, they were blunt to begin with and more so after cutting tough nails.

littleschemer 07-11-2013 10:02 AM

I'm not sure how fast a split end fray/unravel(does it make sense to use that word?)/(split more), but I would think it takes longer for a badly, but newly cut strand to split than that. btw, I'm not talking about taking away any more length than the split part.

Firefox7275 07-11-2013 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by littleschemer (Post 2189771)
I'm not sure how fast a split end fray/unravel(does it make sense to use that word?)/(split more), but I would think it takes longer for a badly, but newly cut strand to split than that. btw, I'm not talking about taking away any more length than the split part.

Pretty fast according to those on the Long Hair Community who have used blunt scissors to 'search and destroy', I've really had my eyes opened by those guys.

CurlyInTheFog 07-11-2013 02:51 PM

When you use scissors that aren't completely sharp, or are used for cutting things other than hair, the hair is actually crushed/torn rather than severed neatly. So essentially you are creating a frayed area, much like the frayed end of a rope. It's really not better than a split breaking off, and could be worse. You'd have to look at the hair under a microscope to do an actual comparison. I have a microscope, but like to live in an oblivious state so refuse to do a check on my hair, lol.

littleschemer 07-11-2013 03:27 PM

I would love to look at my hair in a microscope!

littleschemer 07-11-2013 04:19 PM

Thanks for the info!


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