When your hair clipper has been used for a long time you must have noticed the rusty blade and stuck small pieces of hair that can not be taken out easily. In most cases, you just keep on using it anyway until you feel like you can not use it anymore. However, this should not be the case and you should clean your clipper along with the blades after every use and also before sharpening.
Allow us to take you to the journey of cleaning your hair clippers with some very easy steps.
Firstly, for better cleaning, you must remove the blades from the device. Most blades are attached to the clipping device with the help of 2 to 3 screws. So, find a screwdriver to unscrew them. Here, you must remember the original orientation of the blades to avoid extra hassle during reassembling the blades to the device.
Secondly, take a brush to clean off the scraps from the blades and the device itself. In this part, you can either take the brush that comes with your remington hc4250 shortcut pro self-haircut clipper for cleaning or a wire brush. But if you do not have any of them, just go for that toothbrush that you have not been using since forever. Now comes the part where you use that brush to take out the hair and other debris. If there is rust, the brushing alone won’t work. Hence, using blade wash will help and you can do it in two way:
- Soak the blade in that by using a pot or any container for 2 to 4 minutes
- The other way is to soak a cotton ball into the solution and use the ball to take off all the rust from the blade
Try using a 90% alcohol mixture for this step for better results. Because the mild ones might not work completely.
Thirdly, take a clean towel or a piece of cloth to dry the blades. If you notice that the blade still has rusty spots, do use the mixture again in the same way. After that, use the towel to get dry and clean blades. On the other hand, if you see that the rust is not going away then replacing the blades would be a better option.
Fourthly, start reassembling the blades to the device. This is the point where remembering the original orientation of the blades comes to action. Be sure to reassemble it exactly how it was. Else, you might need to go through a bit of inconvenience in the process of reassembling.
Lastly, use 2 to 3 drops of clipper oil or just simple hair oil and turn the device on for some time to avoid any dislocation of the blades. If you see no imperfection then you can try using it on hair. After cleaning if you still feel your blades are dull and are not giving you precise cuts, sharpening them would do magic. However, follow these easy steps one after another to get nice clean blades within minutes.