Dermatologist Cautions Against Dangers in Poor Hair Clippers

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(Last Updated On: 2016-10-26)


Nahimah Ajikanle Nurudeen
A Consultant Dermatologist at the College of Medicine University of Lagos, CMUL, Dr. Ayesha Akinkugbe has cautioned against the use of poor quality and unsafe clippers in barbering and shaving.

This he said could expose individuals to several skin diseases with some far more dangerous than the dreaded HIV/AIDS.

Akinkugbe who gave the advice while delivering a lecture titled: “Have a Hair Cut, Not a Skin Disease” at a recent personal health sensitization forum organised by Philips Nigeria as part of activities to herald the new Philips Hair Clippers into the Nigerian market, maintained that most people develop bumps on their skin after a very close shave and that razor bumps could expose individuals to diseases such as Hepatitis, among others.

Endorsing the newly introduced hair clippers by Philips, she observed that the revelation by Philips that the clipper’s blade tip has been clinically and hygienically proven and designed for less cuts and skin damage was good news. “It is really gratifying that Philips has come to solve an age-long health concern associated with barbing through use of clippers. Specially developed blades reduce the risk of cuts when clipping your hair or beard, and shave without resulting in damaged skin”, Akinkugbe stated.

Speaking, the General Manager, Philips Personal Health – West Africa, Mrs. Chioma Iwuchukwu- Nweke said: “Philips conducted extensive research across a cross-section of men in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa for over three years before developing this new product. The Philips clipper was developed and extensively field tested taking into account the core concerns that came out in the research – mainly the need to get that clean shaven feeling but to avoid the scratches, cuts and bumps that sometimes develop on the skin”.

Iwuchukwu- Nweke who disclosed that total sales figure of clippers in Nigeria was put at 3.4 million units annually noted that the unique thing about the new Philips Clipper is that it does not heat up. She added that it is the first set of clippers designed to ensure no bumps and less rash.
“These are the first clippers Philips is introducing in the African market, underscoring our commitment to delivering innovation based on the need of the consumers. Our new clippers cut your hair, not your skin. This not only ensures that you have a painless short and sharp look, but also improves your overall skin health,” Ms. Iwuchukwu-Nweke added.

The two clippers introduced are the Philips Clipper Pro ideal for professional barber styling and Philips Clipper Home for personal use.

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