Cleaning A Trimmer: A Step-By-Step Guide

Sander van de BaardmanBy Sander - The Beardmen
Updated on 22 May 2023

Hair trimmers such as a body groomer, beard trimmer or nose trimmer need maintenance just like any other tools. Otherwise, and as the Beard Man knows, the blades will eventually lose their sharpness.

Do you know what happens if you try to shave your beard with dull clippers? It will be a painful experience, even causing wounds to the face. 

The Beard Man didn’t initially take kindly to cleaning a trimmer either. But soon found out that it is best to wipe off stray hair and oil the blades after each use. Because clean blades not only make the hair trimmer run smoothly, but also allow the motor to run without any friction that can slow it down.

Periodic Cleaning Is Essential

Periodically cleaning your clippers is therefore essential. Shaving your face or head with an unclean clipper is not only difficult but also unhygienic. This is a bit tricky if you are a professional stylist, run a barber store or share your hair clipper with several users. It is a must that you disinfect your clippers well.

A hair trimmer is actually a long-term investment. Buying a replacement device twice a year makes no sense at all. By taking good care of the blades in your device, you save a lot of money. Sander the Beardman recommends that you take the best possible care of your razors and wallet by cleaning your trimmer regularly.

Cleaning Tips: How To Take Care Of Your Trimmer

Below are the best Beardman tips for cleaning your razor, trimmer or clippers.

  • Wash your hands before using your tool
  • Make sure your trimmer is switched off
  • Remove the shaver head from your device and use the cleaning brush to wipe away any accumulated hair and skin. If this head is not removable, you can brush the blade area clean
  • Rinse the shaving head under the faucet to wash away excess skin, hair and/or oil. If your tool is completely waterproof, you can wash the entire shaving head
  • Dry the head of your trimmer and put it back on the tool
  • Spray your clipper or trimmer with clipper spray. This not only cleans your trimmer head, but also lubricates your blades so they’re ready for your next shave
  • If you don’t have clipper spray, Beardman recommends using clipper oil on your trimmer. Hold your trimmer on its side and then place a drop or two of clipper oil on the blade area.

Be careful not to use too much clipper oil! You only want to use a few drops. Don’t ruin your blades by drowning them! Then run your trimmer for a few seconds to distribute the oil all over.

In addition, don’t forget to use a soft brush for cleaning. You can use a toothbrush for this or just grab a special cleaning brush.

Final Thoughts

The initial cost of buying a hair trimmer can be high. But if you take good care of it, you’ll get a good payoff with its long-lasting performance. The Beardman recommends this when you first use your trimmer. More so, make a habit of cleaning your clippers after every session. Once you have established this, you can guarantee the best performance and longevity of your trimmer.