Hair Clippers & Accessories
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How To Cut Men’s Hair With Clippers?
Cutting men’s hair may seem straightforward. After all, using a hair trimmer or men’s hair clippers is easy right? Well, you are right to a certain extent, however, a men’s haircut does require a bit of skill.
Shape, length settings, and even the direction in which you use a hair clipper are important. So, let us cover the basics of the men’s hair cut and how you can avoid unwanted surprises.
First, get yourself familiar with blade guards. These are the special attachments that go over your professional hair clippers. Adding these over the blades will determine the length of the hair, so the different numbers on the blade guards give you a different length. In some cases, you will use different guards to create a faded hairstyle.
For most brands, including big brands such as Wahl hair clippers, the lower the number the shorter the hair. So, a number 8 attachment would leave a lot more length than a number 0. It is also important to note that a number 0 is hardly ever used unless someone is going for the completely bald look.
Once you have selected the right guard, start by washing the hair. Once the hair is towel dried, make sure there are no tangles in the hair, which could make the use of hair clippers painful. Make sure to cover the shoulders with a suitable plastic guard to prevent body hair and head hair from getting stuck on clothes.
First, use the longest guard you have to remove some of the growth easily. If you use the shorter guards immediately, it makes it a lot harder to get through thicker hair. Therefore, using the highest number first is often the right thing to do.
Once you got rid of the growth, choose the desired guard length. Then, take the hair clippers and go against the hair growth. Make sure to make a scooping motion with the blade, this makes the overall hairstyle smoother and more polished.
What Are The Best Hair Clippers?
The best men’s hair clippers are usually found with specialist brands such as Wahl and Silver Bullet. Wahl cordless hair clippers are arguably one of the best hair clippers for men out there. They also come with great attachments, such as a beard trimmer. Wahl in particular is known for its electric shavers and high-quality hair clippers, so it is a good brand to invest in where men’s grooming is concerned.
Of course, this does not mean you should rule out all other electric hair clippers. There are many brands that have a proven track record when it comes to men’s hair clippers and therefore deliver superior hair tools. For example, the pro hair clipper from Andis, and even JRL hair clipper sets prove remarkably popular in Australia and the rest of the world. Most of these also come with different hair clipper sizes to ensure you can tackle different hairstyles without much trouble.
How To Use Hair Clippers?
Men’s hair clippers should always be used as directed. In most cases, it involves going against the growth of the hair and starting with the highest number guard before going to the desired length, as explained earlier. Of course, there are some additional things you can do to increase the effectiveness and the lifespan of your clippers.
When you buy a hair cutting kit for men, it often includes some hair clipper oil. Do not discard this oil, because this oil actually keeps the blades in good condition. It also means that your clippers can last longer.
Be sure to remove any hair from the clippers and accessories before you store them. Any leftover hair or debris can affect the sharpness of the blades and reduce the lifespan of your clippers.
How To Sharpen Hair Clippers?
Using the oil and keeping your hair clippers clean is the best way to prevent clipper blades from becoming dull. If you already have dull clippers, then you might be able to revitalise them with some sandpaper or sharpening stones. However, consider that this would void the warranty. So, do not do this if your clippers are still in warranty. Instead, you can take them to the store. When outside the warranty, make sure you sharpen the blades safely, as this is an electrical tool.
How To Oil Hair Clippers?
Oiling your blades is simple. The only thing you have to do is add a few drops to the blades as a lubricant, this reduces friction between the blades. The best place to add the drops is the corner of the top of the blades and the foot of the blades. Next, turn the clipper on to disperse the oil.
Where To Buy Hair Clippers?
Hairhouse enables you to buy hair clippers, shavers and other beard grooming tools from outstanding brands such as JRL, Wahl, Silver Bullet and Andis. Check out our collection of men’s haircare online or in-store today and discover the useful accessories and advanced technology that makes hair cutting so much easier!