The Most Important Tip When Cutting Hair With Clippers

 

If there is one important rule when cutting hair with clippers, it is to use hair clippers on dry hair! This short video by a professional hairdresser shows using clippers on wet hair can result in damaging your quality clippers and will result in a poor haircut! Thanks to ExpertVillage again for a great instructional video.

Cutting damp hair is not unlike mowing wet grass! This may seem like an odd comparison, however if you have ever tried to mow damp grass you will know what I mean! The grass pulls and tears, and does not ‘sit right’ when cut. It is only when it dries that you get an accurate idea of how successful the cut ended up being. Strange as it may sound, cutting hair with clippers is not that much different! When using hair clippers for men, always ensure you use them on dry hair for a perfect result.

It is also important when cutting hair with clippers to ensure you are doing so on clean hair. Hair that is free of oil and dirt will be easier to cut, and the result will be far better than if the hair is not clean. This does not mean necessarily you need to shampoo and condition the hair immediately prior to the haircut. You may wash your hair in the morning, and it will still be in good condition for a cut that evening, or during the day, once your hair is dry.

You will often see hairdressers wash client’s hair prior to giving a hair cut with scissors, and the hair is easier to control. It is important however that if a hairdresser is to use the hair clippers on the client they do so on dry hair to ensure the hair is not pulled, and the result of the clipped style can be easily monitored as the clipping is done.

For more instructional videos on how to achieve the best haircut when cutting hair with clippers, please check out our ‘How To Create A Professional Men’s Hair Cut’ series!

 

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