What is a 0 guard?

0 = No blade. As close to the head as you’re going to get. Without a clipper guard, you will get a traditional “Buzz Cut”.

What length is a 0 guard?

All clipper guard sizes are graded in numbers and not their actual sizes. Usually, it’s a number between 0 and 12.

Andis Hair Clipper Guard Size Chart.

Clipper Guard Number Size in Millimeters (mm) Size in Inches (“)
#0 1.5 1/16
#0.5 2.4 3/32
#1 3 1/8
#1-1/2 4.5 3/16

Is a 0 guard the same as no guard?

Zero refers to no guard and cuts to the scalp. Any shorter requires a razor.

How do I know if a buzz cut will suit me?

Well, If you have a lean face, strong jaw, and good cheekbones, you’re a shoo-in for the buzz cut look. Just be wary that if your forehead is already on the larger side, or your jaw is something you don’t want to be drawing attention to, tightly cropped hair will probably not be for you.

Do you need 0 guard to fade?

Guards go 0-8 (sometimes up to 10) depending on the brand. The lower the guard number the shorter the hair will be, a lot of the lower numbers are used in fades, so if you request a fade you’ll have extra brownie points for knowing what number you’d like to fade from and into.

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How short is a Clipper without guard?

Without a guard that represents zero and is less than 1/8 inch tall. If you use the zero option this is the buzz cut look. A skin-tight fade that is guaranteed to keep you cool all summer long.

Do all Wahl guards fit?

With the exception of Wahl’s competition series blades (and detachable blades), our Premium Cutting Guides will fit all full-size clipper blades for maximum versatility.

What length is a #10 clipper blade?

Dog Clipper Blade Numbers and Lengths of Cut

Clipper Blade Number Description of Cut
Blade #9 Cuts and leaves approximately 5/64″ or 2mm length of coat
Blade #10 Cuts and leaves 1/16″ or 2mm length of coat
Blade #15 Cuts and leaves 1.2mm length of coat
Blade #30 Cuts and leaves 0.5mm length of coat

Do you use clippers on wet or dry hair?

Dripping wet hair is pretty much impossible to cut properly with clippers, so don’t even try. A good towel dry helps prevent the clipper blades rusting and makes it much easier for you to achieve the style you want.