Remington HC 5070 Haircut Kit, made by
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The picture shows the accessories. Obviously, this also comes with the electric
clippers. And it comes with a nice storage case. This is a really nice set of
equipment (21 pieces) for cutting hair at home. Most of the haircut places today
use this very system (a comb that matches the desired hair length is placed on a
set of clippers). It makes cutting your hair easy and accurate, if you don't
want it especially long (e.g., over an inch) or don't want special styling.
I've wanted something like this for a long time, but just could not find an
affordable, practical kit for home use. This is that kit. It makes cutting hair
very simple, if you want a basic hair cut.
Presently, I am wearing a custom hair cut. My "top hair" is 4 inches long, well
beyond the reach of this kit. But my hair is really thick and to make it less of
an afro, it's layered so the longer hair falls over shorter hair. What this
means for me is I can extend the time between my haircuts by keeping the "under
hair" trimmed. Not sure if this explanation makes sense, but that's what I'm
This is pretty easy to use. I just select the comb I want, fasten it to the
clippers, and then do my touch-up trimming by working from the bottom toward the
top. In my case, I use the #8 comb. What's a #8, exactly? The combs in this kit
and in kits used by the haircut places are numbered 0 through 8. The 0 is 1/16
of an inch long. The 1 is 1/8 of an inch long, and each number after that is 1/8
longer. In this kit, the combs are color-coded.
For hair longer than an inch, you go to scissors. When you have a layered style
like mine, the stylist uses the comb and clippers first and then finishes with
scissors. This kit includes barber scissors, too.
My hair is so thick that you can't pull a standard comb through it (I use a hair
pick when traveling or use a brush turned sideways when at home). If a hair
stylist looks at my skin color instead of noticing the type of hair I have, the
first thing she'll do is try to pull a comb through it if I don't see that
coming and stop her. Then she'll try to spray it with water (standard technique
for "Caucasian hair" but not for "ethnic hair"). I did not expect this system to
pull my hair, due to the design of the combs and it didn't. I can safely say you
can cut any type of hair with this kit and have no fear of snags.
This feels good in my hand, and there's no awkward pulling by the power cord.
Something I really like about the clippers is they aren't very loud. Sometimes
when I've had my hair cut, I've asked for the clippers to stop being used
because they are too loud. I don't want my hearing damaged. This issue is a
pass/fail for me, and the Remington clippers passed with flying colors.
Some Key Features:
- Color-Coded Combs. Each color represents a different trimming
length. Just remember what color everyone needs and it’s easy to get a
perfect haircut every time.
- 21-Piece Haircut Kit. Everything you need for complete haircuts at
home: powerful clipper, 11 length-adjusting combs, barber scissors and
comb, cleaning and neck brushes, ear taper combs, and more.
- Stainless Steel Blades. The durable clipper blades deliver top
performance with no pulling or snagging.
- Ergonomic Design. The clipper fits comfortably in the hand for
ultimate precision and control.
- Storage Case. Keep all the pieces in one place with the convenient
plastic case, perfect for storage or travel.