Optimise the life and efficiency of your clippers by always following this hygiene guide.
NOTE:- You must perform these steps before returning your item in the event of a warranty claim
Your hair clippers come into direct contact with the scalp and the skin with every use.
The skin can host many bacteria and disease-causing microorganisms.
It is therefore crucial that it receives a thorough clean in between uses.
Remove Hair Build-up
You must remove the buildup of hair clippings from the tool itself. This prevents the blades from becoming dull. A dull blade reduces the efficiency to cut hairs smoothly.
- Remove hairs and dirt that accumulates in between the blades.
- Detach the comb guide.
- Brush away any loose hair trimmings. A hair clipper set typically comes with a small brush for cleaning and maintenance but if not you can use a small cosmetic brush.
- If your hair clipper features detachable blades, remove the blades from the main unit and remove dust and hair from the blade and the unit.
- Place the blades back into their position as soon as you’re done cleaning them.
- You can also take the lid off via the 4 screws on the bottom of the clippers for cleaning.
- Snap on the blade cover to keep the blades protected at all times.
- Never use a cloth when cleaning between the blades as this may result in fibres stuck in between them, which will impede the smooth operation.
Thoroughly clean the comb guides
The hair and scalp should be clean prior to cutting or styling the hair.
Dirty hair means an accumulation of grease and hair products on the comb guides.
- Remove the comb guide attachments and hand wash the attachments in warm water mixed with a gentle cleanser.
- Thoroughly dry the comb guides before putting them away for storage, ideally by air drying. Place them on an absorbent towel overnight.
- Check the comb guides for any signs of damage or wear and tear. You need to replace the comb guides when you see any type of damage to ensure efficiency. Broken or missing pieces along the comb can cause bad results for the client.
Lubricate the blades
Your hair clipper needs adequate lubrication for it to perform at its best.
Hair clippers, when exposed to air, moisture, and operational friction may result in the deterioration of the tool over time. Blades that are well lubricated with oil will retain their sharpness. Lubrication also serves as protection for the blades to keep rust at bay.
With a well-lubricated hair clipper, your hair will run smoothly through it, and help to avoid painful tugs if strands of hair get trapped in between dull blades. Lubrication should be a top priority when cleaning and maintaining this trusty tool.
This is a brief guide for lubricating the blades of a hair clipper:
- Switch your hair clipper on and apply a drop or two of oil directly on the blades.
- Make sure to only use a small amount of oil.
- Over lubrication may lead to damage to its main motor.
- Leave the clipper on for a few seconds to allow the oil to be scattered evenly on all blades.
- Wipe any excess oil.
- Hair clippers usually come with a small amount of oil for cleaning, as well as a guide on how to treat the blades before its first use.
The main mechanical unit of a hair clipper is sealed and does not require any cleaning and upkeep.
Do you need to sterilise your hair clipper, too?
We highly recommend that you sterilise the blades of your home hair clipper to ensure that it runs smoothly and that you can use it as often as needed without worrying about cross-infection.