“ Brand: Wahl / Type: Hair Trimmer „
Last year I decided to get a new hair style. It was an undercut. I was exceptionally pleased with it but after a month I realised I needed to do something to maintain it the way I wanted to. I could have gone to the hairdressers again. But I realised the cost would soon add up if I kept doing that. Instead I took the possibly brave step and buy a razor to cut my own hair. I've had this razor for about six months now and I'm not disappointed one bit
This razor comes with plenty of accessories such as a comb and a pair of haircutting scissors. But most importantly the "razor guards" . The razor guards come in four different lengths and clip on to the cutting edge of the razor. This allows you to cut your hair to the right length and helps avoid any embarrassing mistakes. A small plastic tub of oil is also provided which helps keep the razor clean and lubricated
This can be plugged in to a standard adaptor with roughly around two meters of cable which should suffice for most people. The actual razor itself is surprisingly heavy but it is nothing that you can't get used to.
A two year warranty is provided as standard from Wahl but I can't see anyone needing to use this if it is bought for personal use as it is well built and quite durable.
If you have a hair style that is very easy to maintain I would recommend this razor, not just because you will save a nice amount of money in not needing to go to a hairdressers every couple of months, But also because TK Maxx sell these at a very reasonable price somewhere between £10 and £15
I bought these for my boyfriend as he always complained about having to pay money to go and get his hair cut when all he wanted was a really simple cut. He asked if I'd mind doing it and at first, I was a little hesitant, but this Wahl hair trimmer helped me to overcome my nerves and walked me through how to do it with a mini guide that came with the set.
The design of these clippers is very simple. A plain black handle which you attach clippers to the end of. It comes with a number of different size clippers so that you can find the length you want, and they are very easy to attach to the main part. I usually start with one of the longest combs and then cut it shorter if it looks ok! You can also get additional combs for longer lengths if you require for a different style.
The set, as with all Wahl clippers as far as I'm aware, comes with the clippers themselves, the range of different length cutting combs, scissors, a comb, a cleaning brush and a little bottle of oil to lubricate the blades.
I bought this just under two years ago for a very reasonable price, which has saved my boyfriend a LOT of money going to get it done professionally! I would definitely recommend as they were very easy to use, especially with the little guide that walks you through it.
We bought these as my husband was paying £10 for a No.1 every 2 weeks. I have NEVER cut any hair before using Wahl homepro and although nervous it was very successful. I begun just giving my husband a No.1 all over but after reading the instruction booklet included I am now cutting hair for various family members with different hair types and styles. I found the vibration of blades quiet although vigarous but if you have a firm grip there is no problems and you do become used to it. Power cable is long enough to stretch across my kitchen and allow me to move around freely. Be sure to oil blades before each use to keep in good working order. since purchasing the Wahl homepro we have saved over £200 which is a huge plus in any household not to mention parking tickets to go to salon. I am sure these would be easy to use on your own hair also is you require a simple shave.
My Other Half likes to keep his hair really short, if fact he used to shave his head with a razor but he kept nicking the skin on his scalp so I bought some of these clippers for him to try out.
The clippers come in a box and when you first get them out they feel quite heavy to hold. You get some sized cutters with the clippers that you can attach to the clippers to make the cut you are doing different lengths. They are number 1 to 4 and this is where you get the saying having a number 1 all over from (may be not these actual clippers but it gives you a short nearly bald hair cut). You also get a pair of hair cutting scissors and a normal comb, plus some oil which you use on the blades to keep them moving properly.
Attaching the clippers is quite easy once you get the knack, you have to clip them over the end of the blades so it raises the blades off the scalp to whichever length you want to use them on, 1 being the shortest and 4 being the longest. If you are using these for the first time it is best to start off on number 4 and do it at the sides or back to test it out that it is not too short as it does cut it quite short still even on number 4. You also need to make sure it is attached firmly before cutting or it could come off during a cut and either make a mess of your hair (this has happened to us when my Other Half was cutting my Grandson's hair and it wasn't on properly and he ended up with a bald bit. Luckily it didn't look too bad as it wasn't very big but it could have been a lot worse and it could also have caused an accident if it had cut him).
The leaflet that comes with the clippers tells you to do the top with the number and then make the sides shorter and shorter by using the different sized cutters and then do the same to the back. This would give you a short back and sides hair cut. Once you get used to using the clippers though you can try other things if you are brave enough like leaving a short mohecan (can't spell that lol) across the top or something. The boys have tried this and liked it, they didn't have the sides bald, just a number two. My daughter likes them to keep their hair short for school, especially when they are young and there is the problem of catching head lice going around so we usually have them round every now and then and they have their hair cut. They usually have it done on number 4 these days and we do the same all over. If after cutting you find you have some longer hairs around the edges like behind the ears, you can use the scissors that come with the clippers to snip them off and tidy it all up. Then you can take the attachment off and use the blades bare to cut the fine hairs on the back of the neck so it all looks nice.
As for my Other Half, he likes to keep his hair bald, so he usually uses the clippers without the cutters on them and uses it all over his head. He finds it easy to use on his own head and doesn't miss anywhere as he can feel over his head as to where it is still a bit long. So far he has had no accidents and he doesn't nick his skin like he did using the shaver.
The clippers are easy to clean, you get a little brush with the set that you can use to clean all the loose hairs out. You need to do it quite regularly otherwise you get a thick layer of muck over the blades and they don't cut so well. You also need to wipe the blades with the oil every now and then to keep them from getting stuck. One day my Other Half was getting them out of the cupboard (the box went quite soon after buying, must be a man thing that they don't need to keep the boxes or the instructions) and they fell down to the worktop in the kitchen. The top of the clippers all came apart and he came running in saying they were broken and he would have to buy some new ones as he couldn't do his hair anymore. Not having the instructions anymore, it was a bit like trying to do one of those puzzles you get in putting it all back together and it did take quite a while to figure out what bit went where and how to get it all back together so that the blades worked without a loud buzzing noise but I figured it out in the end and they worked well after. I think on the instruction leaflet it told you how to take them apart and put them back together again for cleaning so if you buy some then make sure you keep the instructions just in case.
You can buy these clippers now on a few different websites for less than a tenner so they are a very good buy if you like having short hair. I would recommend them highly.
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When I first arrived in London, I had my hair cut in Jermyn Street (at the place that describes itself as "Court Barbers") before migrating to Piccadilly. I always gave my barber a tip, although he wore a Rolex watch and expensive suits, but one day when I met him near his home in an expensive suburb of London I decided I had had enough of making him rich.
And so I purchased this excellent product. It really is quite heavy and substantially constructed, and feels as if it will last for years. It has already lasted five years, and in that time I have saved approximately £1,200 on haircuts. The Wahl is similar to the electric clippers barbers use to trim the hair at the nape of your neck. By clipping on the attachment combs it can be adjusted to leave the hairs a certain length. If you wish, you can, as I did, use number four all over to cut the hair en brosse, with the smaller combs to trim the back and sides. Once the top hair grows a bit you can use the clippers in the direction of hair growth, to leave it a bit longer. I recommend purchasing additional combs numbers 5-8 to give a slightly longer cut (the longest is about one inch).
The clippers come with a comb and scissors and a cleaning brush. The little bottle of oil for lubricating the cutters has lasted for five years and there is still plenty left.
I did not find it at all difficult to use these clippers to achieve a reasonable result. After one or two tries it is easy to trim the back and sides neatly and symmetrically. I am quite fussy about my appearance, and the results are at least as good as the barber's efforts, particularly when he was anxious to get away early on Saturday. Apart from money saving, I have also saved hours of my time making trips to the barber on Saturday when I have better things to do.
Needless to say, these clippers are only really suitable for shorter hair. If you wish to look like (or indeed are) a nightclub proprietor, these are not for you. If you just need to look smartly turned out, and save money, they are highly recommended.
I have been cutting my own hair for the last ten years as it saves me a lot of money and I like keeping my hair nice and short. I have owned various different pairs of clippers to do the job and the one I have had for the past three years and still currently use is the Wahl HomePro 100. It can be bought for less than £10 at the moment.
*** The Brand ***
Wahl is a well established brand and the company produces a wide range of professional and home grooming products. It claims to have invented the first practical electric hair clipper in 1919 and has continued to specialise in grooming products ever since then. This means that it is well known for producing high quality, innovative products.
*** Features ***
--- Mains Operated Hair Clipper ---
These clippers need to be plugged in to be used and the cord is long enough to allow lots of free movement. I have used clippers with rechargeable batteries in the past that do not have to be plugged in when used and this always resulted in inadequate power. I therefore prefer having a mains operated set of clippers that perform consistently rather than the benefit of not having to worry about a cord.
--- 4 Attachment Combs ---
It is possible to cut hair from grade 1 to grade 4 with the attachment combs provided. These are very easy to attach and detach and they feel strong and durable so there is very little chance of them breaking. I usually only ever use the grade 2 comb as I like my hair to be that short. If you need higher grade combs (5 to 8) for longer hair then it is worth looking at the next model up from this one that comes with a lot more attachment combs.
--- Thumb Adjustable Taper Lever ---
This is a great little feature that allows you to fine tune the exact cutting grade you want by pushing the lever to extend or shorten the blade length. This means that although there are only 4 cutting attachments provided, you can cut at any interval between grades 0 to 4. Another great benefit of this is that you can make the cutting blades last a lot longer by varying the taper level slightly each time you use the clippers.
--- Blade Guard ---
This is a simple but effective plastic cover that attaches to the cutting blades in the same way as the attachment combs. This protects the cutting blades from being damaged when the clippers are not being used or are being transported anywhere.
--- Clipper Oil ---
A small bottle of oil is supplied to keep the cutting blades functioning properly. It is easy to apply a small amount of oil to the blades and it is recommended that you do this after each use. I only apply the oil to the cutting blades after every 5 or 6 haircuts and they still seem to work perfectly.
--- 2 Year Warranty ---
The clippers are very well designed so there is not much chance that you will have to use the warranty provided. I have been using my clippers roughly once every 3 weeks for the last 3 years and have had absolutely no problems with them.
--- Other Items Included ---
You also receive a pair of scissors and a barber comb(I have never needed to use these) and a cleaning brush that is useful for getting all the hair off the blades after each use. The clippers are very easy to use so you do not really need the instruction booklet provided but it is very well written and provides some useful tips on how to get the best results from the clippers and the correct techniques to use when cutting hair with them.
*** Overall Opinion ***
The hair clippers are remarkably well designed and very durable. They are the first set of clippers I have owned that have lasted more than two years and I expect to get many more years use out of them.
They always give a consistent and clean cut and do not feel like they are ever losing power even when cutting through thick hair unlike all the other brands of clippers I have used in the past.
I like the fact that all the basic features you need are included with these clippers as well as some useful extras such as the adjustable taper lever.
Considering that they cost less than what you would pay for one haircut at most hairdressers and that they last such a long time, these clippers are a real bargain. Highly recommended.
Wahl hair clippers with accessories. Easy to use and clean Accessories: Scissors Combs / 1 to 4 Barber Comb Oil Cleaning brush Instructions