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50Twuncle50Twuncle Forumite
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My hair (and the OH's) is starting to need a cut
I am assuming that getting a professional cut is going to be impossible for a few months - so need "clippers"
Amazon have clippers from less than £20 to over £1000
What do I need and how much should I spend ?
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  • pattycakepattycake Forumite
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    I’ve been looking to buy hair clippers on Amazon but any that look as if they would do what I need are out of stock!  I’m not looking at the high end price items obviously.
  • Spoonie_TurtleSpoonie_Turtle Forumite
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    Not Amazon but ours cost under £10 from Lidl and have done the job absolutely fine for my Dad, so you really don't need to spend much.
  • donnac2558donnac2558 Forumite
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    You could try buying dog clippers, they will still do the job.   A friend used to show her dogs and used clippers on them and her husband.  No problems did the job
  • RyanHelloRyanHello Forumite
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    I shave my head and use Braun standard hair clippers. They are pretty reliable. 
  • BeenieBeenie Forumite
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    We have Wahl. Not expensive from memory. They are easy to use and do a professional looking job. Hubby cuts his own hair then does mine on a different setting. The result is almost Judy Dench for me, more like Bruce Willis for him. :)
  • frugalmacdugalfrugalmacdugal Forumite
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    50Twuncle said:
    My hair (and the OH's) is starting to need a cut
    I am assuming that getting a professional cut is going to be impossible for a few months - so need "clippers"
    Amazon have clippers from less than £20 to over £1000
    What do I need and how much should I spend ?
    Hi,
    buying a set at £1000 wont give you a more professional cut than the £20 set, it's how you use them, just don't use the shortest comb for first trim.
    Maybe should try on OH first.
    Y'all take care now.
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    edited 1 May at 1:41PM
    I normally use a No. 1 attachment but now I'm stuck indoors for 12 weeks then I don't bother with an attachment. Haven't plucked up the courage yet to go for a billiard ball.

    £20 clippers from Argos. More expensive as they are rechargeable and the missus can do it outside to save on sweeping the cuttings up. Also gives nesting material for the birds
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    50Twuncle50Twuncle Forumite
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    edited 19 June at 1:43PM
    Fed up with long hair - I have finally ordered some clippers - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07RKVVBVN/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza
    I am concerned about using them - never have tried to cut my hair in the past
    I assume that the combs will prevent any excessive cutting of my locks ?
    Do I just run the combs over my hair, following the "grain" ?
    They come with combs 12mm - 3mm - I assume that means tbe length of hair left on the head - and I should start at the maximum length ?
    What fun........


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  • Barny1979Barny1979 Forumite
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    Start at maximum length and just run through your hair, you'll then be able to see if you're happy with the final length, or repeat with a shorter grade.
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  • donnac2558donnac2558 Forumite
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    I am a female and usually have a pixie cut very thick hair bought great pair from Amazon(now out of stock), only £26.99 great reviews.  They arrived quickly and I did a 6 on sides and back and a 9 on top.  Turned out fantastic, I watch my hairdresser when she uses the clippers on the sides and back of my hair so knew what guards to use.   Easy peasy.
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