How hair clippers work

How Hair Clippers Work - The Easy Way to Cut Your Hair at Home

How do hair clippers work? In this article we will explain exactly how hair clippers work, and also give you some tips on how to use them at home. We'll also describe the dangers of using hair clippers and tell you what mistakes you should avoid if you want to avoid getting injuries while cutting your hair at home.

A Quick Note on Safety

When using hair clippers, it’s important to pay attention and follow basic safety precautions. For example, you should never touch a moving blade with your bare hands. Use hair clipper guards to protect your fingers as you cut your hair. It’s also important that you read and understand how hair clippers work before using them for yourself. 

Types of Clippers

There are two main types of hair clippers—electric and manual. The electric ones are commonly used in barbershops and hair salons, although people can also buy them for personal use. Electric clippers work by creating vibrations that cut through your hair, usually with a motor-driven blade. Manual ones, as you may have guessed, do not rely on electricity. They consist of a pair of sharp blades that run along a set of teeth. They’re generally cheaper than electric models, but many barbers don’t recommend their use because they aren’t very efficient if you have long or thick hair. If you plan on cutting your own locks, though, then manual clippers might be just what you need!

Blade Differences

There are two kinds of blades found in most electric hair clippers: detachable and fixed. Fixed blades stay in place when you use them and can be removed by a professional, while detachable blades (sometimes called replaceable or snap-on) have teeth that pop out so they can be replaced after they become dull. Some electric hair clippers also come with a battery assist option which turns on an internal motor that runs against your hair as you cut it. This makes it easier to cut long, thick hair because you don't have to apply as much pressure when cutting each strand. All three types of blade—detachable, fixed, and battery-assisted—are available in both foil and rotary style.

Styles of Clipper Guards

There are many different styles of clipper guards available, each one designed for a slightly different type of cut. If you’re just starting out with hair clippers, it can be hard to know which guard is right for you. For example, if you’re going to clip your own bangs or trim up some facial hair, a #2 clipper guard will do the trick nicely. But if you want an all-over shorter haircut, a #4 guard will probably give you more options. And if you’re looking for a longer look that’s still easy to manage, try a #5 guard. Each number represents how much hair will be left on your head after using that particular clipper guard—the higher the number, the shorter and closer it will cut. It may seem confusing at first, but don’t worry! It only takes a few times to get used to what numbers work best for you.

Maintaining and Cleaning Hair Clippers

It’s important to keep your hair clippers in good working order. A regular schedule of maintenance will ensure they stay sharp and last longer, which means fewer trips to get your haircut. All you need is a quick cleaning every few months of your professional hair clippers, after which you should be good as new! 

Tips for Cutting your Own Hair at Home

 With clippers, you can change your look yourself and save money while doing so. To cut your own hair, first use a comb to section off your hair. Comb each section of hair straight down from root to tip. This will help ensure that you get even sections when cutting your hair with clippers. Next, clip one piece of hair at a time with clippers set on their shortest length setting. Use gentle pressure on each piece of hair as you clip it, being careful not to pull too hard on any one piece of hair (this could cause damage). After clipping all of your pieces of hair, wash them thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner in order to remove any loose hairs that may have been left behind by your clipper. Finally, dry your newly clipped locks using a towel and then style them how you like! If you follow these simple steps, cutting your own hair is easy!