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How Do I Choose the Best Hair Clipper Comb?

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H. Bliss

The best hair clipper comb usually depends on two things: the type of comb that fits the hair clipper you have, and the length that you want the hair to be cut. Finding the right type of comb for your hair clipper brand is the most important step. Almost as important is choosing the right hair clipper comb for the desired length of hair.

When cutting hair with clippers, part of the trick is choosing the right type of clipper attachment for each haircut. Getting the best hair clipper comb for your hair clipper starts by finding the combs that fit onto your hair clipper. Different brands and models of hair clippers usually have their own combs designed to fit the unique design of each type of hair clipper. A hair clipper comb that fits one model will most likely not fit a different manufacturer or model of hair clipper.

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Generally, each hair clipper manufacturer offers various clipper packages and models designed for home, portable or professional use. The number of attachments included with the clippers usually ranges from three to ten. Clipper makers also usually offer additional attachments available for individual purchase.

Another important aspect of choosing the best hair clipper comb is the desired haircut. Most hair clippers come with a set of attachments that cut hair to different lengths, which are also called guide combs. They help ensure that the hair is cut to an even length.

With hair clipper comb attachments, the length is generally indicated either by listing it in inches or millimeters, or by labeling the combs using numbers called grades. A hair clipper comb for cutting hair short would have a lower grade, while a comb that gives a longer cut would be assigned a higher number. Standard grades for a hair clipper usually go from one to eight, but grades up to 12 are not uncommon. When choosing combs, it is better to err on the long side, since too-long mistakes are easier to fix than hair that has been cut too short.

When creating a layered, choppier haircut, many stylists opt to switch among multiple lengths to better blend the hair cut. There are also special attachments made for cutting the hair over the ears. Some hair clipper comb attachments come with a case or organizer that facilitates storing and finding the combs.

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