What Happens If I Drop My Hair Scissors? Fall & Drop Shear Damage - Japan Scissors

What Happens If I Drop My Hair Scissors? Fall & Drop Shear Damage

Dropping your hair scissors can feel like the end of the world, especially if you're in the middle of a haircut and they go tumbling to the floor. But before you start to panic, there are a few things you should know. 

First of all, it's not necessarily game over. And secondly, there are ways to salvage the situation - even if your scissors have been damaged from the fall. 

Read on for all you need to know about what happens if you drop your hair scissors (and how to prevent it from happening in the first place).

What should you do if you drop your hairdressing scissors?

Every pair of hair cutting, thinning, and texturising scissors are made to have angles and specifications that allow for the best haircutting experience.

If the hair scissors are visibly damaged or don't feel right after dropping them, they may be misaligned.

After dropping the scissors, you should:

  1. Check for any physical damage to the body and handles.
  2. Inspect the scissor blade to see if there are cracks, bumps, dents, or anything that appears out of place.
  3. Feel how smooth the blades on your hair scissors open and close. Drop or fall damage often causes misalignment, and they then have trouble closing or opening.

Suppose you have noticed any of the above issues after your scissors have hit the floor. In that case, you should contact your local scissor sharpening professional (bladesmith) to have them attempt to repair your scissors.

Blade alignment issues

If the alignments of the blades have changed positions after a fall, certified repair specialists must check or repair the fittings on the damaged cutting device.

Specific tools and equipment are required to professional repair scissors that have experienced fall damage.

Sharpening services specialise in repairing damage to professional hair scissors, but it is best to contact them in advance to see if they are equipped to handle drop damage repairs.

How to fix hairdressing damaged by dropping them on the floor?

After dropping your scissors, you may find that the blades have become stuck opened or closed.

Avoid opening or closing your scissor blades if you spot damage.

The blades could also be damaged, like a bump, scratch, dent or "nitch".

A "nitch" is used to describe a chip in the hair scissor blades, and it appears as a small shape along the cut edge blade(s).

If you shut the blades with a "nitch" in them, you'll remove the cutting edge that runs from this point until the tips of the blade.

Keep the blades separated using the spread of the blade's tips out and close the scissors with care.

To protect them from becoming more damaged, you can secure the blades in a cloth, fabric, and/or bubble wrap. 

Contact your local sharpening service professional, explain that you have found a chip or "nitch" in the blade, and ask them to inspect the damage.

More often than not, a bladesmith will be able to repair the damage and have your scissors back to you in working order.

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