A beard trimmer is a versatile tool that can be used for a number of different purposes. In this article, we’ll show you how to use a beard trimmer to get the perfect trim.
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Decide what length you want your beard to be.
Before you start trimming your beard, it’s important to decide what length you want it to be. This will help you determine how much hair you need to remove and what attachments, if any, you’ll need to use on your beard trimmer. Once you’ve decided on the length of your beard, follow these steps to get started:
Charge the beard trimmer.
Most beard trimmers will come with some type of charging cord that you’ll use to charge the trimmer. Once it’s charged, you can use it cordless or with the cord, depending on your preference. If you’re using it corded, simply plug the trimmer into an outlet. If you’re using it cordless, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for turning on the trimmer.
Wet your beard with warm water.
Wet your beard with warm water. If your skin is feeling dry, you may also want to apply a light moisturizer. A wet beard is easier to trim and style than a dry beard.
Start with a clean, sharp blade. A dull blade will tug at your hair and make it more difficult to get a clean, even trim. It’s also more likely to cause skin irritation.
If your trimmer has multiple length settings, start with the longest setting and then gradually move to shorter settings until you find the length that’s right for you.
Be sure to comb your beard in the direction of hair growth before each pass of the trimmer. This will help prevent irritation and ensure even trimming.
Trim slowly and carefully. It’s better to take your time and make small, gradual adjustments than to go too short all at once. You can always go back and take off more if needed, but you can’t put it back once it’s gone!
Put on the guard that corresponds to the length you want.
Most beard trimmers come with a set of plastic guards of different lengths. To decide which guard to use, hold it up to your face to see how long it would make your beard. The longer the guard, the more hair it will leave on your face.
Pick the guard that corresponds to the length you want and snap it into place on the trimmer. For example, if you want a 3-day stubble look, use a 1/8-inch (3 mm) guard. If you want a short beard, use a 1/2-inch (13 mm) guard. And if you want a long beard, use a 1-inch (25 mm) guard.
Trim your beard in the direction of hair growth.
To avoid razor burn, trim your beard in the direction that your hair grows. Use a comb to hold your hair in place while you trim. Start with a longer guard setting and adjust as needed.
Rinse the beard trimmer after each use.
To keep your beard trimmer in good condition, it’s important to rinse it after each use. To do this, simply remove the guard and rinse the trimmer head under running water. Be sure to remove any hair that’s become tangled in the blades.