Troubleshooting Tips for quick and easy hair clipping The hair has to be dry and free of any kind of styling gel. Comb the hair in the direction of hair growth. Check if the comb is fixed properly on the appliance and if you have chosen the right hair length setting. Always clip the hair against the direction of hair growth; This means that you have to move the appliance in different directions across the head. Move the appliance slowly through the hair. Remove cut hair from the appliance and the comb. Remove cut hair from the hair. Before contouring, look carefully where you want the hairline to be. Contour the neckline and the hair around the ears without the comb. Do not press the appliance onto the skin too firmly.