How to use hair clippers and how to clean them

How to use hair clippers and how to clean them

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.

How to cut hair with trimmer

If you've been wondering how to cut hair at home, then here's a small guide for you:

  1. Choose a good-quality groomers like the Braun MGK7221 10-in-one trimmer or Braun MGK7331 All-in-one Trimmer from the House of Gillette that come with hair clipping comb attachment.

  2. Attach the hair clipping comb to the groomer correctly and choose the desired setting. If you're new to clipping your hair at home, it is best to keep it at a high setting.

  3. Glide the clipper gently and steadily at an angle with light pressure in the opposite direction of hair growth.

  4. Start cutting your hair from the sides and the back. Use the edge of the clipper to trim upwards from the bottom of the sides.

  5. Make sure each side is even before you move onto the back. Once you start with the back of your head, go slow and hold a mirror with one hand behind you. This way, you get an idea about how you're going with the haircut.

  6. Once you have the desired length of haircut, change the setting to lower guard and slowly glide the clipper to fade out the bottom of your hair on the back and sides. Make sure the fade is as even as possible.

  7. To cut the top of your hair, gently comb your hair and lift it using the comb so that you can cut evenly.

Tips on how to do haircut at home using hair clippers

Before you try your hands on hair clipping at home, here are few things you must consider:

  1. Before using the hair clippers, get yourself familiarised with the device by holding them to find the comfortable grip, switch it on and off, feel its weight, etc.

  2. Make sure your clipper is charged well before you need it.

  3. Prepare a space for your haircut, especially where there is a mirror. If you're planning to do it in the bathroom or dresser, place some tissues or newspapers on the sink or table.

  4. Make sure you wash your hair with a shampoo and conditioner and dry it clean before cutting 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

  • Prevent rust

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.

How to clean hair clippers

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.

Choose best hair clippers

If investing in a good clipper/groomer has been on your mind quite lately, then the Braun All-in-One multi-grooming trimmers like Braun MGK7221 All-in-one Trimmer and Braun MGK7331 All-in-one Trimmer can be your go-to buddy for all things grooming.

Right from beard trimming, body grooming, to hair clipping and manscaping, these trimmers cover it all. The Braun MGK7221 is a 10-in-one trimmer that comes with four comb attachments to serve different hair needs, a body groomer head, an ear & nose trimmer head, a detail trimmer head, a mini foil shaver, a Gillette razor, and a cleaning brush. You can choose from these dual-purpose adjustable combs (3-10 mm, 11-20 mm, 1 mm, and 2 mm) to precisely cut your hair to the desired length (from 0.5-21 mm).

Whereas Braun MGK7331 is a 10-in-one trimmer that comes with four comb attachments (3-11 mm, 3-21 mm, 1 mm, 2 mm), a sensitive body comb, a body groomer head, an ear & nose trimmer head, a detail trimmer head, a cleaning brush, and a Gillette razor.

Moreover, for finishing touches to your sideburns and neckline you can use the detail trimmer to create accurate lines and edges. If you wish to go for a clean shaven look, then you can use the Gillette Fusion 5 ProGlide Razor with Flexball technology that comes along with these trimmers. The best part is that it is waterproof, making it super easy to clean. Thanks to its anti-slip handle, you can clip your hair on the wash basin or in the showers mess-free without any fear.


So, no more side-lining your grooming needs and no more barber appointments. Invest in a good-quality multi-grooming kit like Braun MGK7221 or Braun MGK7331, and you're good to go. With some beginner's experience and right set-up, you can not only cut your hair but style it the way you want, all at the comfort of your home.


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