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Old 06-26-2007, 11:22 AM
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Default Do you use REGULAR scissors to trim/cut ur hair or professional shears??

Well, what do you guys use? I used regular ones, but I'm curious to knjow if i need to invest in quality ones, or is thereeven any difference???
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Old 06-26-2007, 11:27 AM
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Default Re: Do you use REGULAR scissors to trim/cut ur hair or professional shears??

Yes there is a difference. There are different kind of scissors for different things. If you use scissors used for cutting paper eyebrows etc you aren't helping your hair. You need to use ones specifically for hair.

You're better off using SHEARS made to cut hair. They have to be nice and sharp so that you don't damage your hair. Just think about when you cut meat or anything will dull blades you have to naw, naw, and shread away at the meat. Where as when you use shears that are sharp and made to cut hair you can make a nice clean cut and not have to naw.

Dont worry you don't have to spend a fortune on shears. Since you're a non-professional you can get away with a $20-$40 pair of shears from sallys. Just make sure that you sharpen then whenever needed and dont' drop them because that can damage your shears.

I hope that helps.

edited to add: Most non professionals refer to them as scissors but most professionals use the term shears.
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Default Re: Do you use REGULAR scissors to trim/cut ur hair or professional shears??

I read that if you use regular scissors they're dull and could cause split ends. I'd say get a pair of sheers. Maybe not an expensive pair but a decent pair.
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Default Re: Do you use REGULAR scissors to trim/cut ur hair or professional shears??

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I read that if you use regular scissors they're dull and could cause split ends. I'd say get a pair of sheers. Maybe not an expensive pair but a decent pair.
I totally agree.
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Default Re: Do you use REGULAR scissors to trim/cut ur hair or professional shears??

Thanx for the replies. I'll probably buy some in the fall b/c I dont plan on trimming until Nov. or even dec. I used the terms "scissors" and "shears" so that people know I'm talking about one pair for paper, and one pair actually made for hair.
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Default Re: Do you use REGULAR scissors to trim/cut ur hair or professional shears??

I use regular scissors for my trims, I know I shouldn't but I keep forgetting to buy sheers. I have noticed that I get split ends all the time, and I think my scissors are the culprit.
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Default Re: Do you use REGULAR scissors to trim/cut ur hair or professional shears??

Please don't get cheapie shears either. They are just as bad as regular scissors, I learned the hard way. Fuzzy, split ends 3 weeks after I trimmed. I was upset, the next time around I got quality shears ($18) and I have not had that problem since.
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Default Re: Do you use REGULAR scissors to trim/cut ur hair or professional shears??

When I decided to trim my own hair I went to Sally Beauty and bought Arius Eickert shears.
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Default Re: Do you use REGULAR scissors to trim/cut ur hair or professional shears??

I use shears and oil when I dust my ends. I read that somwhere that its good to put oil on the ends when you trim.
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I use shears and oil when I dust my ends. I read that somwhere that its good to put oil on the ends when you trim.
That's interesting...I didn't know that. I'll try that next time and see the difference.
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Default Re: Do you use REGULAR scissors to trim/cut ur hair or professional shears??

I use the .99 shears from the BSS that sit up in the plastic jar on the counter. Don't know if that would be considered "professional" or not, but they're for hair cutting, and they really work .
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Default Re: Do you use REGULAR scissors to trim/cut ur hair or professional shears??

Don't use regular scissors to trim, they will give you split ends, I have done this in the past many years ago. I learned my lession and got real shears from Sallys, not real cheap but not expensive and I use them to do my baby girls big chops about 2 months ago...
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Default Re: Do you use REGULAR scissors to trim/cut ur hair or professional shears??

I got mine from wal mart for like $10.....are mine bad??? I'm scared now....does the scissors really give you that much split ends even if you take care of your hair as much as we do?!?!?
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Default Re: Do you use REGULAR scissors to trim/cut ur hair or professional shears??

I just bought my first pair of pro shears today ($30CAD). The company provides free sharpening (don't know if it's for life). Can't wait to start trimming!
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Default Re: Do you use REGULAR scissors to trim/cut ur hair or professional shears??

Shears. Only shears. ONLY used for my hair. Nearly took DH's head off when I caught him using MY shears for cutting COUPONS, and I have NO intention of trimming my hair anytime soon.

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Cutting hair with blunt scissors results in a cut with a long, jagged edge, at which the cuticle scales will be especially vulnerable to further damage. This is why stylists use good-quality steel scissors, which are very sharp indeed and cut cleanly. It is even possible to tell whether a stylist chose to use scissors or a razor by looking at the record of the hair: razor cutting produces long, tapering sections of cuticle which weather quickly, and even peel back.


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Default Re: Do you use REGULAR scissors to trim/cut ur hair or professional shears??

Only professional shears. I don't want more splits after I cut them off.
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Only professional shears. I don't want more splits after I cut them off.
Ditto. Professional shears from Sally's.
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Only high quality shears here. And I get them professionally sharpened. I have only had to do that once and it was SO worth it! These babies are going to last years!
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I got mine from wal mart for like $10.....are mine bad??? I'm scared now....does the scissors really give you that much split ends even if you take care of your hair as much as we do?!?!?
ditto. mine are conair brand - cvs for $10. is that too cheap? should i get rid of them??????? opinions please..
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