|Why Do My Sharp Scissors |
Snag on the Hair When I Slide Cut?
|We define slide cutting as cutting with the blades
in the open position, like a "V". Instead of opening and closing the
blades, or cutting with the edge, you drag them down or through the
Many stylists use this technique, however, it requires a
high level of skill and the proper cutting angle is critical!
cutting with sharp scissors will snag and pull the hair if you do not
use the proper angle or move too quickly through the hair. Improper
slide cutting will not only damage the hair,
but can also cause premature dulling of your scissors, and possibly
result in "frizzy"
|Damaged hair structure||When slide
cutting at the improper angle with a dull scissor, the hair will often slide off of the blades. If the scissor's are
sharp, like Hikari scissors and other high end brands, you will feel the scissor tug or snag the hair.
Because cheap or dull scissors do not snag the hair, many stylists think
their cheaper scissors slide cut better than their more
expensive sharp scissors. In reality,
they are slide cutting at the wrong angle or moving too quickly through
the hair. |
This tugging and snagging is very uncomfortable for the customer and is damaging to
their hair. In the picture to the left, you can see white flakes, or a dust
like substance as a result of slide cutting at an incorrect angle.
This will shred the hair cuticle and cause damage to the
|Cutting at the incorrect angle on either dry or wet hair will split the hairshaft. |
slide cutting on wet hair is more efficient than slide cutting on dry
neither are recommended due to the difficulty of using the proper
angle and speed.
|What are some alternatives to slide cutting?|
Using a texturizer, like the Hikari Trendy 741
will help to create a razor-like finish without damaging the hair. It
is great for blending, sculpting and shaping the hair and will not
leave a line of demarcation. Other options for lightweight removal are the
Angel 776 and 772.
They are similar to the Trendy but even sharper, smoother and more powerful! Both the Angel 776 and 772 are designed with unique precision cutting teeth that allow you to pull through
the hair in the closed position.
All of these tools are great alternatives for creating a beautiful soft taper, or razor-like finish with no damage!!!
|To view the entire Hikari Collection, |
including the 1st Rotational Ergonomic Positioning System (Model #'s: R60 & R64),
|For more information please call |
or visit www.hikariscissors.com
|Hikari Products, Inc. 16102 S. Western Ave., Gardena, CA 90247|
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