Hair Scissor Care & Maintenance

To clean scissors, carefully use the cleaning cloth provided by the manufacturer, or use a clean, soft cloth. Dampen the cloth with isopropyl alcohol if necessary. Place them in the open to dry.

To lubricate, open the scissors to a cross position and apply oil on the inside surface of each blade - a drop near the pivot screw and a bit along the cutting edge - once a day. Then, open and close them several times, as you normally would while cutting, to distribute the oil. After that, wipe down all surfaces, inside and out, to remove excess oil. Use an oil provided by the manufacturer or your sharpening service. A needle-nosed oil bottle should be used for application so that you’re able to place the oil only where it’s needed.

After lubricating, and before each use, check the tension. With your left hand hold the scissors by the ring without the finger rest, point facing up. With your right hand hold the ring with the finger rest, and open the shears so that it forms a cross. Release the ring in your right hand. It should drop about ½ to ⅔ of the way, before it comes to a stop without the handles touching. If the handles meet, the tension is too loose.