How to Choose a good hairdressing scissors
---- Chann Hsu (Loks hair extension)
How to select a good quality scissor and bring it home , Loks hair has some tips to share with you:
Step 1. The materials of the scissors.
Good material of steel is the first necessity to be a good scissor, high-grade hair scissors usually use 440C steel to produce a good quality scissor, the rigidity can reach to grade 58-60 ,scissors that use this materials basically are welding scissors with sharp blade, we can see a shadow between the connection of the scissors’ body and the handle, There is no doubt that imported steels are much better than the steels made in China like the scissors produce in Germany called Jaguar. Its material is tungsten steel, the rigidity can reach to the grade of 70. But how to distinguish good steel from others, we have a way to tell apart the difference: carefully observe the gloss of the body of scissors, you will find a good scissor with shiny steel blade and soft green luster.(just like the green luster of sword in China novels), ordinary stainless steel will give out slightly dazzling white luster. Some would say that is the result of scissors gloss polished so it hardly give out the light as other steels, its true, but no matter how polished, the color of the light emitted itself can not be changed, only just a little brighter. But some steel scissors are matted, such as the brand in Japan called Hakucho.
Step 2. Carefully observe the craftsmanship of the scissor
High or low grade scissors largely dependent on whether the craftsmanship of it is good or not. First, look at the inner edge line ,to see whether it is smooth or not. if possible, open the scissor, and then gently close, feeling the gesture is smooth or not ; the second way is to see whether it has smooth rail, and now most of the rail of scissors are tests "U" shaped, Japan scissor bias "V" shape, but the ends must be smooth; the third step is to see whether the handle fits the principles of ergonomic design, whether it is comfortable when feeling in the hand, fingers in the circles will are comfortable or not, the ring edge, the muffler position, the firmness, the tightness of the point of the scissors and so on.
Step3. Test the handle
Of course, if the above technical standard s is qualified .scissors will not have big problem, but scissors are hand-made products, we can’t guarantee whether the quality of each has reached the situation without any problems .Besides , regardless of whether it has a quality problem or not , everyone of us has different size of fingers , the same pair of scissors we feel may slightly be different from other one. The only thing we want to guarantee is the comfort level of our own. However, we must pay attention to the things that when we test the scissors, we must gently open and close it , or we will result in the empty cut that do damage to the blade, most of the vendors are not allow to do so.
Step 4th. Test the sharpness.
Here are two simple ways to test it: First, take a single layer of tissue paper, wet it , Take up the scissors to cut a hole, if the hole is smooth, it means that the scissor is sharp. if not, rough instead. the second way to confirm is to take a section of cotton strand (cotton of towel is also OK), use scissors to cut down of it. If the strand can easily cut off ,it means the scissors is sharp.
Hope you will benefit from these tips.