Proper lubrication keeps the metal parts that contact and slide against one another from wearing out prematurely while it gives the hair shear that smooth effortless feeling you liked so much when the shear was new. This is because lubrication reduces the friction and drag between the contacting surfaces. Lubrication also aids in preventing rust and corrosion of the metal. YOU DO NOT NEED TO LUBRICATE THE NEW RIDELESS BALL BEARING PIVOT HAIR SHEARS.
- Put a drop of light oil or silicone lubricant between the blades at the “ride” (the crescent shaped area behind the pivot screw near the handles) and wipe the excess off with a cloth.
- You may then wipe down the shear blades with the cloth (VERY CAREFULLY HAIR SHEARS ARE RAZOR SHARP!) to coat the blades with a thin film of lubricant.
- Do this at least once a week but preferably at the end of each day.
AN AEROSOL SILICONE LUBRICANT has the advantage of blowing out hair and debris from the pivot area of your hair shears as you spray it on.
Silicones are preferable to oils as hair does not stick to the dry silicone film as it does to oil.