Just with any household electronic, regular cleaning is mandatory to keep it running. With hair clippers, it is especially essential as dirty blades can cause skin irritation, such as bumps and red spots. Additionally, blades can get clogged by leftover hair and won’t cut properly, which results in the pulling of your hair as you cut and patchy, uneven haircuts. Cleaning your clippers is relatively simple and is recommended to do after 2-3 uses. Here is our step by step guide to how to use hair clippers and how to clean them.
Step by step guide on how to clean hair clippers
Step 1: Unplug the hair clippers
Step 2: Remove any hair or debris from the outside of the hair clippers
Step 3: Slowly take apart your hair clippers, being sure to remove any hair or debris from the inside of the hair clippers.
Step 4: Using blade wash solution and a blade brush, clean the hair clippers.
OPTIONAL: for super soiled hair clippers, allow the parts to soak in the blade solution.
Blade Solution 101
When purchasing blade solution, be sure to find a quality wash that will help to:
Kill bacteria and germs
Eliminate unpleasant odours
Protect from mold or mildew
While there are hundreds of blade solutions on the market, you can also go the natural route using white vinegar. Not only is this option inexpensive and 100% non-toxic, but it will also help to prevent mould and disinfect due to its acidic properties. However, blade solutions are stronger and have longer-lasting effect on your hair clippers, which is why they are preferred.
Step 5: Dry the hair clipper parts with a cloth or allow them to air dry.
Extra tips for how to clean hair clipper
Be sure you’ve reassembled the blades and head properly. Your blades should be both properly aligned and tightened closely.
A toothbrush is a great substitute for cleaning your hair clippers.
2 steps for how to oil hair clippers
Taking care of your hair clippers will exponentially increase their lifespan, which starts not only with proper cleaning, but also regular oiling of the clipper blades. Oiling your clippers will help to reduce friction that can wear down the blade, prevent your clippers from overheating and help to keep them sharper longer. While you do not have to oil your clipper blades after every use, you should get into the routine of oiling them every 2 uses. Oiling your hair clipper blades is super quick, easy, and will ensure that the blades always work properly. Here are our 3 steps for how to oil clippers.
Step 1: Clean and dry your clipper blades and head.
Step 2: Tilting the clipper downward (the flat part facing away from you), turn on your hair clipper and apply a few drops of oil. Make sure to spread the drops across the entire top of the blade.
TIP: Be sure to invest in a quality electric clipper oil. All Braun appliance oils ensure long lasting sharp blades for the perfect haircut every time. Using any other type of oil can cause your hair clippers irreversible damage or to malfunction.