Beard Trimming Tips

By | June 23, 2013

122384_shaverBeard trimming is not always as simple as you think it might be, and lets face it, no two beards are exactly the same. Not to worry, though, we have compiled some excellent beard trimming tips to ensure you have the easiest, safest, cleanest and of course the best looking beard out there!

  1. Equip Yourself Properly. A workman doesn’t start without his tools, so you need to work out what you need and take it from there, perhaps you’re going for a same length all over look that can be achieved with simply a good beard trimmer, or maybe you’re trimming some areas but wet shaving others, or even going for a fade look, whatever you’re trying to achieve, get the right tools and you’ll be on your way.
  2. Consider the Mess. I can’t stress this highly enough, there inevitably will be mess when you’re trimming a beard, so it is important to be prepared. You can do so by being positioned over a sink or a waste bin to catch the dropping hairs, or even better, why don’t you get your hands on a vacuum beard trimmer¬†and your mess can be kept to a minimum really easily.
  3. Oil it up! A really simple tip that you will be thankful you stick to, use an oil (normally included when you buy your trimmer, if not available easily online) to make sure that your trimmer doesn’t pull and rip your hairs out (very painful). Also, clean afterwards to keep hairs out of the gaps between the blades.
  4. Shampoo and condition your beard. This seems a bit of a daft thing to do unless you’re looking for a fluffy beard, but it does help a lot. Doing this keeps your beard soft and makes it easier to trim when the time comes.
  5. Remember, it is not a race. At times we’re all guilty of rushing stuff, especially the stuff that is a bit of a chore, and lets face it we don’t really enjoy trimming our beard. However, it is important to be thorough if you want an even shave, so rushing it is the worst thing you can do!
  6. Clean up your neckline. Beard trimmers have always really struggled with the neck area of your beard, and in my experience it is easiest to clean this area up with a simple and brief wet shave using a traditional razor.

Any Beard Trimming Tips to Add?

If you have some tips of your own, feel free to write them in the comments to help our readers out. I hope the above are helpful and make sure your beard looks its best.

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