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Clipper and Trimmer Maintenance

Clipper and trimmer maintenance is very important in extending the life of your equipment

It can vary depending on the frequency of usage, and personal preference. 


We have put together a general guideline that you can take reference from, either as a professional that is using your equipment on a daily basis or a home user that use it 1-2 times a month

  • PROFESSIONAL
  • HOME USER / CONSUMER

More hardworking = longer life of your equipment = save $ 

BEFORE EACH HAIRCUT 

1) Disinfect blade

Disinfect the blade, to ensure sanitary standards are upheld (preferably in front of the customer!)

DURING EACH HAIRCUT

1) Cool and lubricate blade 

As you are cutting, the blades are rubbing against each other, causing friction and heat, which will damage your equipment and be uncomfortable for the customer

A Coolant can bring the temperature down quickly and at the same time lubricate the blades to reduce friction

Btw whats the different between Sparkles and Andis? 

Sparkles can cool you blades much faster, and Cool care seems to be more lubricating. Your choice!

AFTER EACH HAIRCUT


1) Brush Hair off the blade

Use a brush to quickly brush off any visible hairs on the blades


2) Oil blade

Yes, it is recommended to oil after every single haircut

With the clipper on, use the 5 point oiling method, wipe off and you re good to go


If lazy can just spray with Andis Blade Care Plus, but it may not be as thorough as a clipper oil application, so you judge yourself ok. 

WHEN YOU HAVE TIME

1) Deep Clean and Lubricate your blades

Andis Dip Jar, pour some out on the lid, submerge blades only, turn it on for about 10s, wipe off
How often should you do it? 

Its like asking us how often to shower.
Some people 2 times a day, some once a day, some once a week, some once a month.........

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As a home user, the clipper/trimmer is used less frequently, and here are some basic information to get you started


Most Clipper/Trimmer comes with 

1) a small tube of oil

2) a tiny brush


Which would be sufficient for basic maintenance

You can watch the video here on how to prep your clipper/trimmer for first time use


DURING EACH HAIRCUT

1) Cool and lubricate blade 

The metal blades are moving very quickly, and this naturally causes alot of heat.

As a home user, you may not be familiar with using your new clipper/trimmer, and may take longer for a cut. 

It is important to spray it with a coolant every 10 mins or even turn it off to let it cool before continuing with your cut.

AFTER EACH HAIRCUT


1) Brush Hair off the blade

Using the small brush, quickly brush off any visible hairs on the blades

If you misplaced it, use a toothbrush also can


2) Oil blade

Do Not skip this step! 

Besides providing lubrication, Clipper/Trimmer blades may rust quickly, and it is important to have a coat of oil if you are not using it daily. 


Before the next use, just wipe off the oil with a dry towel.

COMMON MISTAKES

USING IN THE SHOWER

Sorry ah this is professional range, not designed for use in shower.


Do not wash your clipper/trimmer under running water, I know its tempting, but don't!


Even if you are careful not to get the body in water, Blades can rust easily with water. 

To clean it, use a hair dryer and the small brush to remove visible hair and oil the blades.

NOT OILING ENOUGH

If you are using a clipper after a long time, it is wise to oil it like in the video above before use. 


Gently wipe off excess oil with a dry cloth so that your hair will not get stuck with the clipper oil


Always keep the blades oiled before you put it away

KEEPING CLIPPER/TRIMMER ON TOO LONG
If you watch your barber, they are regularly spraying it with a coolant, changing clippers, or even turning it off momentarily while brushing your hair or checking your haircut. 

This is to prevent over-heating

Do not let the clipper run for more than 10mins without a coolant.
If you do not wish to invest in a coolant, you can also turn if off to cool and also oil the blades abit before turning it back on