When it comes to finding the right grooming products, there is a lot to choose from. Hair clippers, for example, come in many shapes, sizes, brands, and designs. But how do you know which clippers are best for Black men?
The truth is that not all clippers are made equal. Black hair is unique in that it is thick and textured. Some clippers simply are not sharp or powerful enough to manage Black hair. So how do you pick clippers or trimmers? The best way is to choose from products that are proven to work well on Black hair.
At Melaviews, we know that you want a clipper or trimmer that is smooth, strong, safe, and effortless. That’s why we have compiled this list of 5 clippers for Black men that will definitely give you options to find the right clippers for you. No matter what your style or budget may be, our list has something for everyone – with products proven to work well with Black hair.
The 5 Best Clippers for Black Men
From corded to battery-powered, small to large, DIY or salon use – check out these great clipper options for Black men.
1. Oster Classic 76 Universal Motor Clipper
The Oster Classic 76 is as stylish as it is functional. The style of this clipper will take you back to those old-school barbershops. But don’t let the old-school, unassuming design fool you – this clipper packs plenty of punch. Not only is the motor incredibly powerful, but it also is one of the sturdiest clippers we’ve seen. The stainless steel blades ensure longevity, and the high torque means epic versatility. With a mid-range price point, this clipper is the perfect combination of style and functionality.
2. Wahl Professional 5-Star Magic Clip
The Wahl Professional 5-Star Magic Clip is one of the highest-rated trimmers on the market. Often preferred by barbers, this is a set of clippers that gives you sharp, effortless styles. At just 10 ounces, these clippers are lightweight. The cordless design makes it easy to move around and get the right angle as you cut. One of the things we love about these clippers is that they come as a set with #1-#8 guards. The kit also comes with a blade guard and cleaning brush. With a lithium-ion battery installed, the clippers provide around 1.5 hours of use before needing to recharge. If you love this product but want something a little stronger, Wahl also makes a corded version.
3. BaBylissPRO Barberology Clippers
If you are looking for clippers that offer quiet, smooth cuts, minimal vibration, and are lightweight, then the BaBylissPRO Barberology Clippers are just what you need. Sometimes called the ‘Ferarri’ of clippers, the Barberology Clippers are strong and versatile. The hand lever allows you to easily adjust the comb. There are also eight different attachments that help you perfect the perfect cut or fade. The cordless version can last up to two hours before it needs to be recharged. Or, you can choose the corded version. Charging only takes around five minutes, so you won’t be ‘down’ for long.
4. Wahl Professional 5-Star Cordless Senior
Again, Wahl produces a great clipper that is both affordable and versatile. The Wahl Professional 5-Star Cordless Senior is advanced enough for stylists, but easy enough for even beginners to use. The V9000 motor in this clipper will ensure a strong and close cut. The patented fade blade technology means that you can get as close up as you like, with fades that are impeccable. The Senior blades are made from stainless steel, which means they will last a long time and are self-sharpening. No more dull blades! While the Senior may not have as many ‘bells and whistles’ as some of the fancier clippers, it is definitely a top pick for quality and function.
5. Andis Professional Master
The Andis Professional Master is a clipper that has a lot of power behind it. While most clippers average 2,500 strokes per minute, the Master offers around 14,000. That means you are guaranteed a close, even trim. What we love about this clipper is that it is easy to customize the length and angle thanks to the hand lever. That means less time fidgeting with guards. While powerful and popular, the Andis is a bit heavier and more challenging to grip, which is something to consider if you are trimming your own hair.
While it’s true there are many things to consider when choosing the right clippers for Black hair, the list above proves that there are great options that meet every budget and need.