Have you recently got yourself a beard trimmer or are interested in buying one? They might be the best purchase for you right now, but you still need to know how to use one. While you should start by checking the instructions in the manual, these aren’t always that complete. Whether you’ve just got yourself a beard trimmer or are interested in getting on, this article is for you. In it, we’re going to look at how to use a beard trimmer. Some of these tips and bits of advice might not be in your manual, so they could be even more helpful. Let’s have a look at how to use a beard trimmer
How to use a beard trimmer
Before you start learning how to use your beard trimmer, you might want to know how to find the right one for you. Here’s how:
1. Find the right beard trimmer
There are lots of different types of beard trimmers, so you should be careful when selecting the right one. Do you want one that’s powerful enough to cut a thick beard? Do you need a specific or long length trimmed? Do you want to be able to charge the same trimmer, or use it when it’s plugged in? These are all important considerations.
You might want a trimmer that is battery powered, or one that has rechargeable batteries. If you want one that works while plugged in, you might need a plug in your bathroom. Remember to be careful when plugging things in near running water.
You might have lots of different requirements for your trimmer, or you might just like a specific make or prefer the feel or one type of trimmer compared to another. Of course, price is important too. Try heading to a store and seeing which ones you like. While you won’t be able to actually try cutting with them, you will be able to get a good feel for them.
When you know what trimmer you want, you can also look online to try and find special offers or deals. You can also look at hundreds of reviews to find out which might be best for you as well. Remember to actually read the reviews rather than just look at aggregate scores, as these will show you why people rated something a certain way, and whether those reviews are relevant to you.
You might want a trimmer with adjustable settings or a more powerful unit that only cuts one length. Have a look at the different features that are on offer.
2. Get your trimmer ready
Once you’ve bought your trimmer and unboxed it follow the instructions to set everything up. Make sure your unit is fully charged or has batteries in if necessary. Set the right guard length and get everything ready for your first trim.
3. Find the right length
One idea is to have a clean shave and then let your beard grow out to find the right length. At this point, you can compare it to your guards and find the right one. You can do this without letting it grow out if it’s already at the right length. Simply make a note of what you like and remember the setting. When your beard has grown later, you can go back to the setting you chose and trim it to the desired length.
It might take a few attempts and trials with different lengths until you find the right settings for you. Don’t worry about getting it wrong the first few times and keep going. When you are trying different options, it might be better to cut off smaller amounts at a time, especially if you’ve got a long beard that’s taken a while to grow. You don’t want to trim too much and then have to wait for it to grow again. So try lengthier settings and keep adjusting until it’s just right.
Remember that you don’t have to have the same settings for every section of your face. You might want a closer trim on your neck or to completely shave your mustache area off. Make a note of what lengths work for different areas. Some people prefer the same all over while others want a different kind of finish.
If you want more precision for certain areas of the face, you might want to consider being able to completely change the trimmer head rather than just swap guards. This will allow a finer choice of blades to be used for areas that need a more precise finish. These sort of beard trimmers can be more expensive, but it might be worth it if this is important to you.
4. Use your trimmer
When you know the desired lengths, you can use your trimmer. Oil it before use. Remember to trim upwards against the direction it grows. Start in the same place and work uniformly rather than going all over the place in a random manner. This could leave bits missing.
Make sure you sweep away any trimmed beard and clean up after yourself.
5. Look after your trimmer
A lot of people spend plenty of time getting the right trim, but they don’t spend enough time looking after their trimmer. Don’t be one of those people. Make sure you keep it in a safe place and clean it regularly. This is important. You should clean it after every shave and not leave bits of hair stuck in the unit. Don’t lose guards or other bits of your trimmer. Finding replacements can be difficult and you might have to just buy a new one. Don’t let the system get clogged. Brush clean all the parts and store them effectively.
Now you’ve got your beard trimmer (one that works for you), you’ve found out how to use it and you’re looking after everything properly. You’re sorted! You can save time and money by trimming your own beard every day if you want to.