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Infection: Dermatologist cautions against fake hair clippers

By Chioma Obinna

Did you know that some skin diseases can be contracted through simple hair cut?  Do you know that razor bumps on the face and head, remain one of the biggest concerns when it comes to grooming?  A Consultant Dermatologist, from the College of Medicine University of Lagos, CMUL, Dr. Aisha Akinkugbe says barbering with unsafe clippers could expose individuals to several skin diseases.

Delivering a lecture entitled: “Have a Clean Cut, Not a Skin Cut”, Akinkuge maintained that the majority of the people develop bumps on their skin after a very close shave and that razor bumps could expose individuals to blood transmitted diseases.

Endorsing the newly introduced hair clippers by Philips, she said the clipper’s blade tip has been clinically and hygienienically proven and designed   for less cuts and skin damage.

“Specially developed blades reduce the risk of cuts when clipping your hair or beard, and shaves without affecting damaged skin.”

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; 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 a total sale of clipper in Nigeria was put at 3.4 million annually added that the unique thing about the product is that it does not heat up.

“It is the first clippers designed to ensure no bumps and less rash.  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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