Hair trimmers are very convenient and easy to use. Plus, they give hair a neat and sleek look. Unfortunately, trimmers can stick, malfunction, clog or break from time to time and will need to be repaired. The following simple tips are great ways to keep hair trimmers in perfect working condition.
Check Power Source
Many users forget to check the power source and mistakenly believe their trimmer has quit working. Make sure the power cord is plugged into the outlet and is also attached to the device. Plus, make sure the outlet is working properly and inspect the cord to make sure it is not frayed or damaged. Also, check to ensure that he device is switched on. In addition, check battery powered trimmers to make certain the battery is fully charged.
If the power source is not the problem, check the trimmer’s blades to make sure they are free of dirt, oil and hairs. When dirt, oil and clipped hairs build up, they can clog and damage the blades. Use a trimmer brush or toothbrush to clean the blades. Remove all loose hairs and try turning the device again. If the trimmer functions normally, the problem has been fixed. Moreover, if rust is observed on the blades, use a cloth and alcohol to clean the blades.
If the trimmer sounds louder than usual when in use or if it does not evenly and smoothly clip hair, the blades need to be lubricated. Use about two to three drops of trimmer oil. If unavailable, use any kind of light oil such as baby oil, olive oil or mineral oil to lubricate the blades. It is important to note to never use a heavy oil like motor oil. Olive oil is great to use if you have the best body groomer.
These tips are great ways to fix a broken hair trimmer. Also, it is a good idea to maintain the trimmer regularly to prevent the trimmer from malfunctioning. In addition, regular cleaning will keep the blades from becoming clogged with hairs, dirt and oil.