Whether you are a hairstylist, groomer or just use a clipper personally, your equipment needs to be in the best condition in order to get a precise haircut. If a clipper is not maintained and oiled on a regular basis, the teeth will become dull and the clipper will miss hairs, cut unevenly, nip the hair or cut skin. Here is how you can keep your clippers in perfect running condition.
Clean the clipper using Wahl Blade Cleaner before oiling in order to ensure the surface and interior are clean (see Resources). Spray the clipper with the cleaner on the outer blade cover and brush all exposed surfaces with a clipper brush. Use a towel to wipe off any excess.
Turn on the clipper before applying oil. The oil will not penetrate into the blades unless the blade attachments are moving. Apply clipper oil to the tops and sides of the blade, paying special attention to the area in between the blades.
Run the clipper with and allow the oil to penetrate for 20 seconds, then turn it off. Wipe any excess oil off the outer blades to avoid the blades sticking to the hair.
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