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?
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.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
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.
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.
Originally Posted by littleschemer
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.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
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.
3a/b, F, normal porosity

Wash with either Suave Tropical Coconut, As I Am, or CJ Daily Fix
Condition with STC or Yes to Blueberries and detangle with Denman, rinse very lightly (baptismal rinse)
Add LAL gel, either Sport or Wet Look, scrunch with flour sack towel, and plop
Diffuse 5 minutes, then air dry
I would love to look at my hair in a microscope!

Last edited by littleschemer; 07-11-2013 at 03:31 PM.

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