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Dusting with nail/kitchen scissors

So, I know that its generally a bad thing to cut hair with something other than hair scissors. But I'm wondering what you think about the subject because sometimes when I don't have my hair scissors available, I use something else. And I'm thinking, Isn't it better to deal with the hair there and then when you can see it, instead for risking not finding it later?

Do any of you sometimes dust with anything else than hair scissors?
2b/2c
Density: low
Porosity: high and med
Width: fine and med

Current products:
Body shop rainforest radiance shampoo
Body shop rainforest volumising conditioner
Body shop rainforest coconut hair oil

DT: greek yoghurt and gelatine mix

Comments

  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Using scissors that are not sharp enough can cause split ends, and they are further up the hair than the split or white dot you were trimming off to begin with. Maybe purchase another pair of hairdressing scissors?

    Having said that I do trim my hair with kitchen scissors, but I know mine are high quality and super sharp. I wouldn't ever use my nail scissors, they were blunt to begin with and more so after cutting tough nails.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • littleschemerlittleschemer Posts: 25Registered Users
    I'm not sure how fast a split end fray/unravel(does it make sense to use that word?)/(split more), but I would think it takes longer for a badly, but newly cut strand to split than that. btw, I'm not talking about taking away any more length than the split part.
    2b/2c
    Density: low
    Porosity: high and med
    Width: fine and med

    Current products:
    Body shop rainforest radiance shampoo
    Body shop rainforest volumising conditioner
    Body shop rainforest coconut hair oil

    DT: greek yoghurt and gelatine mix
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    I'm not sure how fast a split end fray/unravel(does it make sense to use that word?)/(split more), but I would think it takes longer for a badly, but newly cut strand to split than that. btw, I'm not talking about taking away any more length than the split part.

    Pretty fast according to those on the Long Hair Community who have used blunt scissors to 'search and destroy', I've really had my eyes opened by those guys.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • CurlyInTheFogCurlyInTheFog Posts: 876Registered Users
    When you use scissors that aren't completely sharp, or are used for cutting things other than hair, the hair is actually crushed/torn rather than severed neatly. So essentially you are creating a frayed area, much like the frayed end of a rope. It's really not better than a split breaking off, and could be worse. You'd have to look at the hair under a microscope to do an actual comparison. I have a microscope, but like to live in an oblivious state so refuse to do a check on my hair, lol.
    3a/b, F, normal porosity

    Suave conditioner, LAL gel
  • littleschemerlittleschemer Posts: 25Registered Users
    I would love to look at my hair in a microscope!
    2b/2c
    Density: low
    Porosity: high and med
    Width: fine and med

    Current products:
    Body shop rainforest radiance shampoo
    Body shop rainforest volumising conditioner
    Body shop rainforest coconut hair oil

    DT: greek yoghurt and gelatine mix
  • littleschemerlittleschemer Posts: 25Registered Users
    Thanks for the info!
    2b/2c
    Density: low
    Porosity: high and med
    Width: fine and med

    Current products:
    Body shop rainforest radiance shampoo
    Body shop rainforest volumising conditioner
    Body shop rainforest coconut hair oil

    DT: greek yoghurt and gelatine mix

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