Product Type: Babyliss Beard & Hair Trimmer
Newest Review: ... number 3 guard to the clipper and I plugged it into the mains and I was ready to begin. I found I had to go in a set formation otherwise i... more
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Babyliss 7436CU for Men
Member Name: kristoph23
Babyliss 7436CU for Men
Advantages: It does a good job with the shaving
Disadvantages: The cord being small
Recently I have been complaining about the price for haircuts and it was a problem because I have very fine and yet short hair and sometimes a visit can cost a fortune.
For Christmas a present was this Babyliss grooming set for men which is a 22 piece set designed to help men have a haircut in other words without costing a fortune.
Inside there is plenty of things I got a pair of scissors, comb, brush, cape, storage bag and 10 different sized guards to attach to the clippers to cut the hair.
If you know the size you have your hair cut then this would work very well if you don't then it is a bit of trial and error.
The shaver is good because it looks professional and looks expensive so together you expect quality results and I did get them.
My first chance at using this I actually cut my own hair which sounds mad but I actually did a good job. I usually have a number 3 on the sides and all the little guards have the numbers in the corner and they obviously vary in size as well.
So I attached the number 3 guard to the clipper and I plugged it into the mains and I was ready to begin. I found I had to go in a set formation otherwise it would look a mess. I started of slowly as you do because you worry you might mess it up, and in my case it would happen due to my past attempts.
I glided my way upwards and actually found the hair was coming off gradually and after a few strides it cut the hair evenly and it did a good job. There was a nice relaxing sound from the vibrations which might sound odd but you get used to that noise at a hairdressers anyways so hearing it with this set is not going to frighten you.
Now the power for this item is not that bad it is not going to rip the hair of the head at all it takes its time and seems to do the job gradually and without any problems. Obviously if someone is messing around they are going to cut a big chunk of hair off the head and it would look foolish.
If you take your time the results can be pretty good and I have found it took me 45 minutes to cut my hair due to nerves the first time but since it has taken just 10 minutes.
The various sizes are easy to identify with the numbers on the back but the biggest problem I found was attaching the guards or attachments to the clippers. You have to push them down and then at the sides is two overlapping pieces of plastic which enables them to be securely fastened.
However, it can take a while to get them into place because they are plastic and your pushing against metal clippers and it does make you worry you might break something by the force you sometimes have to use.
Second problem is the length of the cord unfortunately it is pretty weak and unless you're sitting near the plug socket you're going to struggle to cut someone's hair so that is a big downside as well. This lead could perhaps be one that extends out from the clippers and you put a stop lever down when it has reached a good distance for when you are using it.
When it comes to clipping hairs and people are not happy that the results are perhaps not short enough on the side of the clippers themselves you can angle the blades so they perform different sizes and personally I have never touched them as do not want to make an error. I think this is where the tapered effect comes in but unsure.
The comb is small as you can imagine and you do get a storage bag to keep this in just in case you lose anything. The brush is that extra piece you have which finishes of the set nicely which feels quite comfortable and is good for removing hairs from the back of the neck which are always the ones which cause the itchy sensation.
There is a three year guarantee with this clipper set and to be fair I can see this lasting longer than that without a problem because the guards that are used are easy to clean due to them being plastic and they are easy to store.
I would say these are not expensive seen the set for around £20 and if you work out a haircut can cost where I live a minimum of £9.75 then a few haircuts with these they have paid for themselves.
These are a good investment but watch out for the pro and cons as they can be a big factor as to whether these would suit you or not.
Summary: A good cheap product