To ensure that your scissors can cut only what it was designed for, treat them gently to avoid damaging their fine edges. When cutting over a comb, keep half a centimeter away from the comb, so you do not risk cutting the comb and damaging the blades. Be cautious not to cut yourself with the sharp edges.
Always treat your scissors as a quality and precision-tuned instrument. They work better when the blade tension is set properly. If the tension is too tight, the blades will grind together, and they become wobbly if too loose. Either way, your scissors can be damaged. That is why you should test the blade tension daily and adjust if necessary.
Use a clean and soft cloth to wipe the scissors and blades after every haircut to reduce the buildup of chemicals or debris. Oil is best used for scissors to prevent dryness. Quality oil helps with cutting precisely as well as slowing down the blades’ corrosion.
Remember to oil the pivot area frequently. If you notice dust or debris on your scissors, then put a drop of oil on the pivot point, open and close the scissor a few times, and wipe off any excess oil.
Your scissors should be rinsed with warm water and wiped dry at the end of each day. Lastly, put oil on the pivot point and between the blades. Carefully spread the oil on the inside of the scissor blades with your fingers, and wipe off the excess.
Keeping your scissors properly stored will increase their lifespan. Store them in a closed position to prevent damage. It is best to use a leather case as leather allows moisture to escape, which reduces the chance of corrosion and rust stains. Keep your scissors away from sterilizing solutions as they are known to cause corrosion.