Monday, September 10, 2012

Philips Norelco Do-It-Yourself Hair Clippers Pro Review

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review the Philips Norelco Do-It-Yourself Hair Clippers Pro. We had purchased some hair clippers 6 months ago after hubby's old one died and I have never been comfortable with them.  I wanted to see how these new hair clippers compared, but I was also excited to learn my hubby might just be able to do his own hair.


The Hair Clippers come with a:
Large Comb
Small Comb and a 
Precision Comb.
In addition there is a precision trimmer (which we use for sideburns and the cleaning up the back of the neck). 
The combs attach to the cutting element which is on the swivel head that can rotate 90 degrees left and 90 degrees right for a total of 180 degrees, making it easy to reach the sides and back of the head.

180° rotating head

I was very happy with the shape of these hair clippers. This is very comfortable to hold.



The combs can be changed quite easily by pulling one straight up and off and clicking the desired comb into place.


In addition you can turn the hair length setting adjustment ring to get one of 19 different lengths (from 1 mm to 29 mm). I have never seen so many lengths to choose from. You can get the length that is just right for you.

Now, as I mentioned, I have been doing my husbands hair for a few years now. Sometimes it is hard for us to find the time to get it cut though as he works nights. The clippers showed up at just the right time. Hubby had been complaining about how long and thick his hair was getting, so we put the clippers straight to use.



I wanted to let my husband see if he would be able to use these "do-it-yourself" hair clippers. He found the clippers quite comfortable and easy to use. 


There were only a few concerns. When we went to swivel the head we ended up changing the length setting and he started cutting without realizing the change, so his hair was a little shorter than he likes it and he had to redo what he had already cut to make it the same length. We know better now how to change the settings and not mess it up. All in all the ability to swivel the head made it so easy for him to cut his own hair...


Except for one spot in the back (to mention concern #2). The problem isn't really the cutters though. I think once he gets used to it he will be able to cut this section of hair. He just couldn't figure out what angle he needed to come at it from. 


Actually, he probably would have figured it out, but I wanted a chance to use the clippers so I could compare them to the ones I have been using. As I stated above, these clippers were very comfortable to hold. They cut the hair really well too. The old clippers had a very bulky feel to them and most of the time I had to go over sections of the hair multiple times to get it to cut (and these were name brand hair clippers that I thought were going to be great as they were more expensive than others on the shelf).  The old clippers also had a very strong vibration which started to leave my hands feeling numb after cutting his hair. This was not a problem with the Do-It-Yourself Hair Clippers Pro. 

The third and final concern was the difficulty we had in exchanging the cutting element with the precision trimmer. The instructions show to push with your thumb, but no matter which way we pushed we couldn't get it to budge. We almost gave up when suddenly it came loose. I am still not sure what I did, but the precision trimmer snapped in nice and easily after the struggle so all was well. I loved that I could use the same unit to trim his sideburns and the back of his neck. The trimmer blade on the old clippers was too wide to be precise so I had to use his shaver's blade. Now we can use the same clippers for the entire hair cutting session. 

And because we didn't charge it before use (as the directions say to do, but, we were in a hurry to use them) the clippers did die. The great thing is, you can use the clippers while they are attached to the cord. I also love that it only takes an hour to fully charge them. I am also excited that we do not have to oil them and we can run them under water to clean them.

I think they did a great job!


If you would like to purchase your own Philips Norelco Do-It-Yourself Hair Clippers Pro head on over to their site, you can purchase them for $39.99.
You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.
Stay tuned for the giveaway! You could win your very own Do-It-Yourself Hair Clippers!

59 comments:

  1. this is awesome, I am not sure why they haven't thought of this before!

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  2. This really looks like a nice update from the old--really old!--set that I have. Though it may be designed to use it on yourself, I've just always done the hair-cutting on my boys (grown now) and Hubz. Cutting their hair myself does save money over going to a salon, but the real difference is the time it saves--I can do this anytime.
    bethelderton59 at mail dot com

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  3. Wow! Those sound GREAT!! If I don't win them, I just might invest in these so I can cut my son's and husband's hair. Thanks for being "guinea pigs" :D

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  4. Thank you for all the great comments including the concerns you had. I too cut my husbands hair at home with clippers and agree with you that some are so big and hard to use and too big for those more detailed cuts I really liked your review.

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  5. This tool would save me and my family $624!!

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  6. I would love to have these for my husband, he tries his best to cut his own hair but he seems to miss some. These look like they would work great for him. If I don't win these, I will probably purchase these.

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  7. It's a great design. A Change from standard clippers. The swivel head would be a concern. these units are more complicated too these days. A man would enjoy just buzzing his hair right off with it :)

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  8. I've been wanting to get some clippers to use on my husband & son to save money. This really looks like a great product. Thank you for such an honest review!

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  9. this looks really easy for andrew to use on himself. we need to save that money for this baby!

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  10. I cut my Husband's hair and the only clippers i will use are Norelco!!

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  11. This would be great for my hubby as he's always needing his hair cut short in summer. Best part is he could do it himself!!

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  12. this would be so handy in letting my son learn to cut his own hair with ease to me great reveiw

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  13. I need a good pair of clippers with 4 boys haircuts get expensive lol

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  14. my husband cuts his own hair and my sons. i would love to try these out!

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  15. This would be awesome cuz then I won't have to cut hubby's hair anymore...he'd be able to do it himself LOL :)

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  16. Thank you for sharing this. It looks really easy. Now my husband will be able to cut him own hair!
    Thanks! =)

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  17. This would be really good for my son, he cuts his own hair, he would love this. Thanks for the review.

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  18. I really love this. My hubby does his own hair and he always has issues with the clippers he has now. I love how it rotates. This would be a great Christmas gift for him.

    mmacaluso333@yahoo.com

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  19. I like this Norelco do it yourself hair trimmer because it has great features that help get a close hair cut! They also game combs with this hair cutter, and it only takes an hour to charge!

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  20. These look awesome! Its not hard to buzz my husbands hair, but it gets annoying sometimes. I would love for him to be able to do it for himself. Thank you for the honest review. Good Luck to Everyone (:

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  21. This would be awesome cuz then I won't have to cut hubby's hair anymor, he'd be able to do it himself LOL

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  22. These are just the clippers I have been waiting for. Lots of times my husband will cut his own hair until he can't reach certain areas. These clippers would eliminate that and he could finish the job himself. I just love everything about these clippers.

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  23. Great review on the clippers. Nice to be able to read a real review of a product by a person who is "not" the manufacturer. I know this is the perfect product for my husband. Thanks for all the details!

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  24. Really like the shape and size of these compared to other trimmers/cutters. Plus, the rotating 'head' gets to every angle! Genius!

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  25. Looks like you can do it yourself and cut your own hair with this Cutter .

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  26. This is great it would save lots of money. My husband would love it.

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  27. These sound like they would be great for the boys in my family! They look really easy to use. :)

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  28. These sound awesome!! Sure could use them for my husband and three boys to save some money on haircuts!

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  29. My wife could really use these to do my boys hair. My impaired son gives her a hard time so this would really help.
    graywolfpack5@yahoo.com

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  30. This is such a great idea, I dont know why it hasnt come out before now! If I dont win it, I am definately buying it for the hubby and 2 sons so they can do their own!

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  31. My Dad would love these it would save him alot of money.

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  32. Awesome
    Military wife here so these products help the guys out alot.. having to get their hair cut like everyweek.

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  33. This is awesome. Will help me cut my boys hair easily.

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  34. my hubby def could use these clippers. his was stolen and we havent replaced the set yet. this would be prefect

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  35. These are really neat, I think my hubs would really like the precision trimmer piece because that is where he runs into the most trouble cutting our son's hair

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  36. THIS WOULD BE NICE TO WIN FOR MYSELF,RIGHT NOW I HAVE TO DRIVE 17 MILES FOR HAIR CUT,SO PICK ME PLEASE....

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  37. I like that it comes with different comb lengths

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  38. I like the fact that you can cut at different lengths. I hate when my grandsons hair is too short.

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  39. I have never seen one like this. Thank you. Jerri Davis

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  40. i would love to snag these as a bday gift for the hubby. this is a cool, innovative product

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  41. My husband is bald on top and paying for a haircut (in his words) is a waste of money. He chops away at what little he has, but THIS would make it so much easier AND nicer for him to have a good haircut and not have to pay a fortune for it.

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  42. We have a really old set of clippers. I really like the look of this one.

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  43. That is surprisingly way less money than I thought these would cost. $40 seems like a pretty good deal! I like the charge in an hour too.

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  44. They sound easy to use (with practice). Your hubby's hair turned out well.

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  45. Nice job! I would like to get these for my Son that is in college. He could save a lot of money.

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  46. this looks easy enough, I think I might be able to do this to my hubby

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  47. Never thought about getting one of these but it looks like it does a pretty good job. And it sure would save us some money. Hubby has gotten to where he goes about every 5 to 6 weeks to get his trimmed.

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  48. I would love to have these for my fiance! It is so great that you can turn the hair length setting adjustment ring to get one of 19 different lengths (from 1 mm to 29 mm). I know we also have to use multiple tools to get his sideburns and back of his neck so it is great that this will work for everything! I also like that it only takes 1 hour to charge. Thank you for the awesome review!

    Jennifer Hedden
    jenrenh@hotmail.com

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  49. This is great and cutting your own hair saves so much money..my hubby and son cut their own.they wont let me near the clippers since the comb fell off our clipper and I almost scalped him..lol

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  50. It doesn't appear to be too difficult to do AND its got a great price. I haven't seen anything like these clippers before either.

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  51. I love how it turns! Awesome review!

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  52. This would mean some early Christmas shopping done!

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  53. want to give these a try and save money by not going to the barbar.


    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  54. This looks neat! I really like how it comes with 3 different blades :)

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  55. Hubby looks great. My oldest is in the military and can use clippers on his hair w/his eyes closed and make it come out great. The second oldest (19) has just started to use clippers and these would be great for helping him learn at home.

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