A quality clipper saves a lot of money because it stays with you for years; not like a disposable toothbrush that you throw after a while. If you plan to stick with your investment, you’ll need to keep your clippers clean and hygienic—because that’s the best way to get more mileage out of them. Cleaning your clippers keeps the blade sharper for longer because debris, grit and hair can dull the blades. Also, it can keep users safe from bacteria and germs.
To help you clean clippers properly, we’ve gathered some tips straight from professional barbers who really know how to treat their clippers.
How To Clean Clippers
Start by cleaning the clipper gently with a brush to remove hair from its blade. That’ll still leave small hair and grit on the blade that you should remove with a small brush.
Most clippers come with a cleaning kit and you can also remove the blades for a deeper cleaning. If you are can’t find a cleaning kit you can use an old hard toothbrush too.
Leftover debris or small hair in the blade acts like grit and damage the blade over time. Make sure to clean clippers and its blades effectively after each use.
Use A Liquid Solution And A Disinfectant Spray
The brush will clean out most of the hair from the blade, but there are still microscopic bacteria and infectants that are a little more difficult to get rid of. So, it is advised that you use a liquid solution that penetrates blades area and to clean them properly inside and out.
Another reason to use disinfectant spray is that it prevents the blade from becoming too hot, and that will prolong its life and it will not burn the user.
Keep The Blade Aligned
The most important and crucial step after cleaning the clippers fitting in the blades perfectly. If you aren’t sure how to fit the blades properly follow these steps:
- Loosen the screw a bit to make the cleaning easier and tighten it afterward.
- Do not unscrew the blade if you don’t have the clipper’s user manual or the required set of tools.
If you manage to unscrew the blade, make sure to align them properly while fitting them in. Not all clippers have detachable blades, so you should keep in mind the specific ways that you must follow to clean certain clipper sets.
Some clippers have detachable blades, and some have levels. After fitting the blades of a clipper, make sure you turn on and run it on the surface of your hand to make sure the blades are aligned and fi properly.Also, make sure to oil your clippers routinely. One good practice for oiling a clipper is to oil it before and after every use, make sure not to oil it excessively because then dust and hair might stick to it, to make the clippers malfunction or damage the blades.