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Cut your own hair like a pro with our best Men’s Hair Clippers in 2020
Are you the kind of guy who visits your barber to get a cut every month? As we all know. sometimes, it just isn’t possible to get out and have an expert freshen you up. When that’s the case, cutting your own hair (or getting someone else to cut it for you), may be the only option. The thought of it can be quite daunting but it can be liberating too, while also saving you a pretty penny too! Travel Gentlemen has curated three of the best Men’s Hair Clippers to cut your own hair at home.
Hair Clippers vs Beard Trimmers
Hair clippers are often confused with beard trimmers. This is due to the fact that beard trimmers are advertised to function as a hair clipper or, even moreso, a multi-use hair trimmer. When looking to buy, it really comes down to how you intend to use your hair trimmer. If your goal is to get a clean cut, such as a buzz cut or a crew cut, your best bet is to get a hair clipper. Beard trimmers are purposefully designed to maintain and manage stubble, moustache or a full beard.
Selecting the best Men’s Hair Clipper for you
What are the most important things to look for in a Men’s Hair Clipper? Well, firstly, hair clippers are equipped with different types of motors. Clippers with rotary motors are really powerful but can be expensive. With rotary motors, you are guaranteed the same power and speed you need when trimming your hair, as well as achieving a clean and tight cut that you do not get from clippers with magnetic or pivot motors. Hair clippers with rotary motors are also less likely to overheat during use compared to the other types.
The quality of blades is another factor to consider. Hair clippers that come with stainless steel and high carbon blades offer better durability and stay sharp longer compared to those that come with ceramic blades. It is important to note that if you are going for hair clippers with stainless steel blades, they can heat up quicker compared to ceramic ones.
You may also want to consider the difference between wired and wireless hair clippers. If you are always on the move, wireless rechargeable hair clippers are suited to your lifestyle. Most hair clippers have a a battery life of 1 hour and a charging time of 1-4 hours. On the contrary, wired hair clippers have a stronger motor and you don’t need to worry about running out of power.
Another thing to consider is the maintenance of the clipper. Some hair clippers come with self-sharpening blades. Some can be easily washed with running water . However, many will need quite a bit of oiling and general “looking after”.
Finally, pay close attention to the accessories that come with the hair clipper of your choice. There should be a variety of guide combs to enable you to cut your hair at different lengths. The more guide combs you have, the more options you’ve got to achieve your desired hair style. Most hair clipper sets also provide a pair of scissors and a hair brush, amongst other things. These will all come in handy, especially if you are cutting your own hair for the first time.
THE QUINTESSENTIAL GENTLEMAN
What we like
+ Powerful motor with precise cutting performance
+ Equipped with 1 minute quick charge function
+ Includes 12 guide combs & 4 interchangeable heads
Weight: 0.45 kg
THE FAIR FELLOW
What we like
+ Can be used as a beard and nose hair trimmer
+ Cordless with running time of 60 minutes
+ Easily cleaned with running water
Weight: 0.48 kg
THE MODEST MISTER
What we like
+ Comfortable with alloy cutter head
+ Can be used as a beard trimmer
+ Rechargeable using a USB cable, ideal for travel
Weight: 0.4 kg