Two Golden Tips on How to Make Your Cordless Hair Clipper Last Longer
(This is a guest post by WiseBarber)
When it comes to cutting hair, nothing gives you as much flexibility and freedom as a cordless hair clipper. That’s why it’s quite hard to get a barber without one of these tools. Not to mention the fact that these battery-powered clippers are a favorite among home barbers.
Now, conveniences aside, one of the biggest setbacks of owning this cutting tool is having a short useful lifespan. Generally, even the best cordless hair clippers tend to fail/retire earlier than corded ones. And that’s usually as a result of several things including battery health deterioration. So, here are a few things you can do to increase your hair clipper’s lifespan:
Tip #1: Always Keep It Clean and Well-Oiled
Did you know that a dirty, poorly-maintained clipper is more likely to fail early? Well, understand that clipper performance directly affects durability.
For example, a smooth-running clipper uses less energy and effort to cut hair. However, when a clipper is clogged with foreign objects, it has to work even harder to give the same results. Poor performance can also be due to high friction; as a result of poor oiling.
The harder a clipper works, the higher the rate of wear and tear. That’s why dirt, hair clippings, and grease build-up are never conducive to a clipper’s smooth performance; hence, the need for proper, frequent cleaning and adequate oiling.
This not only reduces friction/resistance on moving parts but also aids in cooling the clipper when in use. On the plus side, cleaning a cordless clipper is easy. With the right tools and skills, maintenance will be a walk in the park. And that’s why this tool is usually among the best gifts to give a guy.
Tip #2: Be Mindful of The Battery’s Health
Battery health is a vital aspect of a cordless hair clipper’s longevity. It not only affects the clipper’s power but also dictates how much time you’ll get per charge. Therefore, it’s important to make sure that the battery is in well-maintained.
That said, there are several things you can do to keep your battery healthy and working in mint condition. For instance:
a. Avoid using your clipper while it’s charging.
Because doing so increases the amount of time it spends plugged in. Extended charging periods often contribute to the rapid deterioration of the battery’s health.
b. Don’t overcharge it.
If the clipper is fully recharged, plug it out. Note that clippers don’t increase their runtime if you leave them charging for a minute longer. That just shortens the battery’s life.
c. Avoid recharging after every haircut.
I know most busy barbers often find this tempting. And it’s understandable to want your clipper at 100% power all the time. However, charging it frequently not only wears down the charging system but also affects its battery life negatively.
d. Learn to turn OFF the clipper occasionally during a haircut.
The fastest way to deplete your clipper’s battery is by leaving it ON throughout when cutting hair. And that means recharging it frequently; hence, battery deterioration. Advisably, switch off the clipper when combing hair, trying to plot a hair design, wiping off hair clippings, and so on. Generally, if it isn’t trimming hair at that particular moment, turn it off.
That being said, cordless hair clippers come with a ton of benefits. But, to ensure you enjoy your tool for long, it’s important to maintain and use it the right way. The tips above are a good place to start. You can also learn how to sharpen the blades, oil the joints, replace the battery, and so on. In doing so, it will be easier for you to extend your clipper’s lifespan.