How To: Clean Clippers, Trimmers & Shavers

Mar 29. 2020 by Shaver Shop Team

It’s never been more important to keep your hygiene in check including your everyday grooming devices. Follow these steps for the quickest and easiest ways to help take care of these tools.

Cleaning your shaver, trimmer or clipper

To maintain optimum performance and cleanliness, the Guard Shaving range helps to sanitise and lubricate your shaver, trimmer and/or clipper.

  1. Wash your hands before you begin.
  2. Make sure your grooming tool is turned off.
  3. Remove the head from your tool and use your cleaning brush to sweep away any hair and skin build up. If you cannot remove the head, you can brush the blade area.
  4. Rinse the head under your tap to wash away any excess skin, hair and/or oil.  Note: If your tool is waterproof, you can run the head under your tap.
  5. Dry the head of your device and place the head back on your tool.
  6. Spray your shaver with Shaver Guard+, Clipper Guard or Trimmer Guard. This will sanitise your shaver head killing any germs and lubricate your blades so they are ready for your next shave. If you don’t have any of the Guard Shaving products, we recommend using clipper oil on your clipper or trimmer. Hold your tool on the side and place a drop or two of clipper oil onto the blade area and run your device for a few seconds to distribute the oil.

Changing your blades

Each type of shaver has a different process when changing your blades. Read on for some easy instructions to follow.

Rotary shavers:

  1. Make sure your shaver is turned off.
  2. Pull the shaving head holder off the body of the shaving unit.
  3. Twist the rotating rings inside your shaver head holder and pull them out one by one.
  4. Remove the shaving heads from the shaving head holder.
  5. Each shaving head consists of a cutter and a guard. Please keep in mind that the cutter and guard get used to working together and create their own track. Therefore, make sure you keep them grouped as a pair together to avoid mixing them up. Put the new shaving heads into the shaving head holder.
  6. Reattach the shaving head holder to the bottom part of the shaving unit.
  7. Spray your shaver with Shaver Guard+ to sanitise and lubricate the blades.

Foil shavers:

For shavers with a 1-piece head:

  1. Grasp the sides of your shaver and pull the foil to remove the shaver head. The foil and cutters for these models is combined in a cassette-type head, so there is no need to take this apart.
  2. Slot your new head straight on top of your shaver.

For shavers with a 2-part head:

  1. Remove the foil, by pressing either the release button on the side. If your shaver doesn’t have one, simply pull the foil.
  2. Rotate the cutter block by 90 degrees and pull it off, holding it at the ends to avoid touching the blade. It is important to not pull out the blades when in a cutting position.  This can damage the drive shaft that the blades sit in, which can impact the performance of the shaver.
  3. To fit your new blade, lightly push the cutter block back onto the base. Then, push the foil onto the shaver until you hear a ‘click’.
  4. Spray your shaver with Shaver Guard+ to sanitise and lubricate the blades.


If you have any questions about the recommended cleaning or blade replacing process, our friendly customer service team can be contacted via phone 1300 SHAVER (OR 1300 742 837) or email at support@shavershop.com.au 

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