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Imagine if you will a man who is so tight that he begrudges spending £7-£8 on getting a hair cut and decides to ask his wife to periodically trim his increasingly grey hair. After a visit to my father in law he decided to buy two hair clipping pieces of equipment, yes two, yes he is over 80 and a bit eccentric. After saying the clippers are the best around and he's bought two because they were 25% off, only my father in law would see a deal like that and buy two one of which he keeps and the other he gives away. So I acquired a hair grooming kit from Rimmel for free and it comes as a main piece of steel clipper with 6 different clips. The kit also comes with a little pair of scissors, a comb and instructions on how to use the clipper. The clipper is rechargeable but as you tend to use it every month it can be assumed that by the time you need to use the machine it will have lost it's charge so it does need to be used with a bit of prior planning and leaving to be plugged in overnight.
So the use, any clippers have to be able to cut the hair without pulling the hair out by the roots and give some kind of suggestion of a barber shop styling. The clippers come in a variety of heads for varied depth of cuts and when in use gives a low level buzzing tone which to be fair isn't the loudest. The clippers also comes with a little brush to keep the heads of the clippers clear from hair, the clipper ends should also be lightly oiled every now and again to give the clippers a chance to glide through the hair.
So when using the clippers, in the hands of an expert i.e. my wife, it takes about 15 minutes to give some kind of structure to my overgrown hedge of a haircut. The clippers are usually set on comb 4 for the main body of hair to give a short but not a psycho look and comb 2 for the short hairs at the back of the neck and the areas around the ears.
The clippers cost around £15 if new and at £8 a shout for a visit to the barbers, then they pay for themselves with two uses. If you're a man in his late thirties who doesn't really care about the hairdo he portrays beyond it not being in my eyes or over my ears then saving £8 a use is one I'll sign up for everyday. You do need of course a willing hairdresser and one whose willing to put up with hair on the kitchen floor. So far she's not injured me with the clippers but I make sure we've not argued before hand. I've been using the clippers for about 3 years and they haven't given the slightest problem in terms of reliability and chargeability.
So there is a rumour that the tightest people around are either Yorkshire men or a Scot, let me tell you anyone from Lincolnshire can give those a head start on being tight and still manage to keep his money in his pocket for longer so saving a few pence each time he gets his hair cut is a fine saving in my opinion. If only I could persuade my wife the same!
The trimmer comes complete with 6 different attachments which are tapered to give procission cuts depending on the grade of trim you want. It also comes with a handy set of scissors to trim those stray bits if needed. This particular trimmer can be used for hair, nose and ears - anything really where hair needs to be trimmed. The initial charging takes about 14 hours but after this it will take around an hour to fully recharge.
As I said before it comes with a range of different attachments and all are easy to use and fairly straight forward. The one gripe about these attachments is that they are easy to fit on but difficult to take off (my sister was struggling to detach them). Having said that though, the trimmers are cordless so you wont be doing any arm gymnastics while trying to use them and can last for 45 minutes as such. The trimmers also come with a charging stand and a rather useful apron to catch those stray hairs.
If you're looking to save money and are brave enough to give it a go then I would buy these as they are one of the best on the market!