One of the most important and easiest ways of ensuring that a clipper or trimmer is properly maintained is to clean them after use, particularly before they or to be stored away. If you want to get the best cut possible, we recommend you always do this.
- The first step to properly cleaning a clipper or trimmer is to ensure that all hair has been removed from the outside of the device.
- Lay down a towel to catch the hair, and use a small brush to brush it away, paying particular attention to the bladed end of the device. Many clipper sets include a small brush for this purpose.
- The next step is to use a screwdriver to open up the device, by removing the blade cover. This makes more of the blade accessible.
- Use a brush to clean out any hair that has been caught here.
- Removing all the hair helps to keep the clipper functioning properly, and prevents the blades from becoming dull.
With over a hundred choices on the high street, purchasing products for your hair can be a minefield. Just because it costs more, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best. Same logic will go with celebrity endorsements, just because David Beckham styles using ___ it doesn’t mean, it’s the right product for you.
You first need to think about your hair type. If you have thick hair, then using a heavier product is the way forward. If you have fine hair, then using a lighter product like spray or cream may be best suited. If you use a heavy product like wax on fine hair, then it can be overpowering, so make sure you don’t use too much.
If like many men in the United Kingdom and the world who have decided to bring back the beard in all its glory, will realise that it does take some work, care and attention to keep it looking like a glossy GQ-esque well pruned man mane it is. If you do not have a clue, fear not we shall endeavour to enlighten you on some treatments and procedures to help you stay “grizzly-chic”.
If you have a tache and/or a beard, investing in some natural moustache wax could help change the game. From adding body and shine to keeping hold of manic out of control facial fuzz the moustache wax holds everything in place while giving scope to shape, re-design and mould.
Next thing you could get a specific beard grooming comb and scissors to help manage any out of control growth combined with a beard razor for your desired facial hair style. If all else fails and you decide that you don’t want to do it yourself there are many specialist barber shops and salons that could help you out.
The fade came about in the late 80s/early 90’s but it’s a look that can still work today, and the current theme for men’s hair tends to involve short back and sides. A fade can work really well with a quiff, and if it is done correctly, by a professional hairdresser then the transition from short sides to longer hair on top can be smooth.
Some hair tends to have a higher level of fade, for example near to the top of the hair, but a fade can work whether it’s high up on the sides or relatively low, but you just have to make sure the transition is even on both sides.
There are many hairstyles that can work well with a fade, but the quiff and fade is certainly becoming one of the most popular hairstyles, so consider it as a new look if you’re stuck on choosing a new men’s hair style.
We’ve all seen them, side partings were in fashion during the 70’s and we’re actually seeing signs of them coming back. David Beckham occasionally sports a side parting, and if that’s no reason to get one we don’t know what is.
There’s also Ryan Gosling ho’s been a big hit in terms of side partings. Not only has he made it seem acceptable again, but he can hold down a fierce striking character portrayal whilst having one. A few years back if a man had a side panting, he would probably have been insulted for having an out of date hairstyle.
However, with skinny jeans returning, bob haircuts for women, platform shoes; it’s not actually that surprising the side parting has returned. To combine a modern hair style with a traditional look, a fade can incorporated in to a men’s cut whilst the hair on top is brushed in the form of a side parting. If you’re thinking about smartening yourself up, this could be the look for you.