“ Brand: Wahl / Type: Trimmer/Clipper „
A few years ago I was a little incensed to think that my 6 weekly trip to the barber shop seemed to be costing more and more each time I went going up at a pound a time and yet I had less and less hair to cut. The last time I went it had gone up to £10.Not only that it was a bit of a chore to get to the barbers shop and invariably there was always several people waiting which really used to get on my nerves seeing as I had the patience of a flea. I decided that action was necessary A) to save me time and B) to save me money. I popped along to Argos and bought these hair clippers for £19.99 although I had my doubts as to whether they would be value for money for that price and how durable it would be. I need not have worried on both counts!
So what is in the box?
Inside the box was a con plastic little carry case containing all the bits and bobs necessary for your desired style? There was the main hand held razor with a fairly long lead on it so you could cut your hair as the razor is mains powered. It also contained a pair of scissors, a shoulder cape to catch the hair and a little vial of oil for lubricating the cutting head. There were eight different guards which are attached to the cutting edge to give an even all over hair cut ranging from a number 1 up to 8. There is also a nasal hair clipper that runs on batteries not that I have the need or the inclination to use it.
Using the razor.
Being a little dubious I started off using a number 3 guard but it left my hair far too long. I then tried it with a number two guard which seems to be just perfect for my and gives me a good overall haircut. On one occasion I did use a number one guide but all that did was make me look like a thug so I won't be using that one again for the foreseeable future. I start at the back of my head working right over the top to my forehead then back again. I continue shaving in one direction and then change by cutting from the right side all over the top to the left side of my head. It gives a well groomed and neat cut. It has never jarred or jammed and has never cut or nicked me so it is pain free. I use the scissors just to trim any errant hairs I have missed although the trickiest part I have found has been around and behind the ears where there may be the odd one or two hairs that have been missed.
I also trim my eyebrows as there is nothing worse than seeing someone with dangly eyebrows that are untamed and uneven. I start by going across the front of my face from left to right then back again from right to left. I only have to do this once and that sorts them out. The razor once running makes a buzzing noise which is not too noisy but you can feel the vibration in your hands as you are using it.
I have had this razor now for approximately four years and I estimate that I have saved approximately £350 @ £10 a throw.
Would I recommend it?
Sorry barbers of the UK I do recommend this as it is so easy to use and not only has it saved me quite a bit of money over the years most importantly I can do it in the comfort of my own home saving me at least an hour and half plus to go to the barbers shop. I don't know how much it is these days to visit a barbers shop although I should imagine it has gone up more than the £10 I paid the last time I visited for a trim.
An excellent product that is so easy to use.
My partner bought these when his hair started to thin and he decided to take the plunge and shave it all off. They were £20 and to be honest we werent expecting a lot from them for the price and only really thought theyd last for a little while. We were wrong though because theyve turned out to be really good and brilliant value for money. My partner shaves his head every 4-5 days and so far theyve been up to the job everytime. He can do it himself as they are easy enough to manouevre and it doesnt leave your hair different lengths. It has a strong motor in it so it doesnt pull on your hair either, hes also dropped them a few times the clumsy fool he is and theyre still going he just had to adjust the balancing on them a bit. The free nosetrimmer is handy too to do inside the nose and ears. He also goes over his facial hair with it and it leaves no rash after. It comes with free oil, the different length grades, a comb and a cleaning brush and scissors all in a small carrybag.