You have the right tools and things to cut your kids’ hair, hold yours and maybe you can suggest a shaved cut to the child next door. Once, two, maybe even three times a month you cut your hair at home and perform maintenance at hair birth, so your kids look fashionable.
If you’re a passionate amateur, you’ll need a few skills to clean and maintain Trimmer. And if you cut people’s hair, or if you share your equipment or lend them to family and friends, you’ll want to make sure the tools are sterilized. Luckily, it’s easier to keep Trimmer than to tackle any other project without help.
How to Clean Trimmer | Everything you need to know
Follow these tips to keep Trimmer in the best way
Step 1: Remove the hair scraps
The build-up of debris and dirt on the Trimmer can affect the blades and immediately prevent smooth engine operation. We recommend that you remove the buildup after each cut. Here’s how to:
- Creates a work surface to collect the debris when you clean the unit. Placing a towel over the sink is a simple solution.
- Remove the fixed blade.
- Check the blades and surrounding area, and remove loose hair scraps with a brush. Most Trimmer comes with a small brush designed for this purpose. You can also use a clean brush.
- If the blade of the hair and beard cutter is removable, follow the instructions guide to remove it. Gently clean dust and hair scraps with a brush. Put the blades back in place before anything else settles!
- Short bursts of compressed air is an excellent way to clean the hair and beard cutter without having to separate the blade assembly.
- Place the blade guard to keep them protected.
Note: Do not insert anything between or around the blades other than a soft brush. When using flexible and fibrous materials such as cotton swabs, the annoying fibres will be attached to the blades.
Step 2: Clean the fixed blades
Although it is better to cut hair when clean, sometimes fat or hair products accumulate on fixed blades. Small hair remains often remain on the surface after a cut. Follow these steps:
- Remove the accessories from the fixed blades and wash them gently by hand with warm soap and water.
- Dry the fixed blades well before storing them. You can let them air dry on an absorbent towel overnight.
- Check that the fixed blades have not been damaged and determine if you need to replace them. Broken comb teeth can cause unpredictable results when cutting hair (trust us).
- Store them in a case or non-volatile location so they are ready for the next emergency haircut.
Step 3: Lubricate the blades
Think of any piece of equipment that has moving metal parts: lubrication is the vital element that keeps them in action.
The cutter blades are exposed to air, moisture and friction of operation and may deteriorate over time. Oiled blades retain the edge longer and resist corrosion. The hair runs smoothly through the well-maintained blades and prevents annoying pulls when a lock gets stuck between the dry blades. As the home barber, you want it to be a painless experience. Especially when you cut children’s hair.
Some hair and beard cutter manufacturers suggest oiling the blades every time you use the unit. This method of preservation takes only one or two minutes:
- Turn on the hair and beard cutter, and apply one or two drops of oil to the blades. Use a very small amount of oil to prevent excess lubrication, think about what happens if you fill a lot of oil in the car; this causes a disaster and can damage the engine.
- Run the cutter for a few seconds so that the oil is evenly distributed on all blades.
- Dry excess oil from the housing.
Trimmer often comes with a small pack of oil and a recommendation to treat the blades before using them for the first time. You’ll need to replenish your oil supply over time.
Usually, the mechanical cover of a Trimmer is sealed and maintenance-free. Checks the working blade to determine whether or not the unit motor requires periodic mechanical lubrication; you will need a small screwdriver to open the cover you will need to look carefully to find the place to insert the oil indicated on the cover.
As always, refer to the instruction manual for proper maintenance of Trimmer.
Sterilization of equipment
You’ve probably seen groups of combs in glass containers filled with a clear green antiseptic liquid at the barbershop or hairdressers. Or maybe the barber will spray the comb with an antiseptic before starting work.
Behind the scenes, barbers also sterilize the cutter blades. Your reputation and licenses depend on keeping a business clean and disease-free.
Although professional equipment is designed to be able to quickly disassemble it for sterilization, home units may not separate as easily. We recommend sterilizing the blades periodically, especially if you share the equipment or make cuts to others.
A simple method:
1. Pour 1/4″ isopropyl alcohol into a plate.
2. Remove the hair and traces from the blades with a brush.
3. Dip the blades (be careful not to submerge other parts).
4. Operate the unit between 10 and 30 seconds. (You’ll see loose hair and dirt build up in alcohol.)
5. Repeat steps 2 and 3 using new alcohol until the liquid is clean.
6. Dry with a soft, dry cloth, and let them air dry.
7. Continue oiling the blades as shown above.
If you have a hair/beard trimmer with removable blades: Remove the blade as instructed and immerse it in a dish of alcohol or antiseptic, replacing the liquid until it is clean.
This method has the advantage of dissolving grease and dirt and, if you’re lucky, everything else that sticks to your children’s hair.
There is a wide variety of antiseptics for professional hairdressers available on the Internet and in beauty products stores. Many do not contain alcohol. Be sure to follow the instructions when cleaning the Trimmer blades with these products.