How to use beard trimmer? A beard is an important part of a man’s identity. And by following simple steps, any man can ensure a great-looking trim to keep the beard looking good.
Before trimming, the beard should be washed and dried. This helps to remove any dirt. Once dry, the beard should be combed in the direction it grows to ensure an even cut. Some people also apply shaving gel or oil for comfort.
Most trimmers include guides that allow for cutting various lengths. When using a new trimmer, use a guide larger than what you normally used to get a feel for the trimmer. When getting familiar with the trimmer, it is better to make several passes with different guides than to use a wrong-sized guide the first time.
Most men trim the neck area first. This helps to set the stage for the rest of the trimming. Removing the guard and using the bare trimmer allows for more precise cutting. Different lengths of beard require different types of trimming. For longer beards, trimming should be done in the direction of the hair growth. This prevents a patchy or uneven look. For shorter beards, trim in either direction. The mustache area could be left a little longer to allow the hair to rest properly.
Before finishing, comb through the beard to check for any missed hairs. This will ensure an even cut. Most trims last for about a week, but could be trimmed earlier if you want.
Beard trimmers keep unwanted facial hair away. Occasionally, your hair trimmer may become dull and not cut really well. To fix this, you simply clean the beard trimmer. Here are some steps to take for cleaning the beard trimmer.
PLACE A WASTEBASKET.
Make sure to place a waste basket below you to catch the clippings to avoid a mess. The more facial hair you’ll shave, the messier it will be if you don’t have a waste basket prepared. Even with the waste basket, you might have stray clippings strewn on the floor. For that, use a damp towel to pick them up.
CLEANING YOUR GUARD.
Remove the trimmer’s guards. Most guards are made of plastic material so you can use soap and water to rinse them off. Use warm water to rinse off the hair.
CLEAN THE TRIMMER.
Start by removing the clipper head from the handle. Usually, a brush comes along with the beard trimmer. Use that to brush away hair that has caked on the trimmer. Disconnect the blade head and use cotton swabs to clean in between the blades. These are usually the small spaces that the brush can’t reach. Once cleaned properly, connect the blade head back to the clipper. Run it for a bit to shake the loose hair off. Avoid running a trimmer under the water though, unless it is waterproof.
OIL THE TRIMMER.
Oiling the trimmer is a good maintenance habit. If you have oiled it before shaving, then there is no need to oil it afterward. If not, then you should make it a habit to oil the trimmer after you have shaved.