Need help getting a smooth shave? Check out our quick guide on how to use a trimmer for the perfect shave, every time. From choosing the right trimmer to making sure you get a close shave, we’ve got you covered.
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A trimmer is a great tool for grooming and can be used for many different things such as shaving your head, facial hair, or even your body hair. If you are new to using a trimmer, or if you’ve never used one before, then this guide will show you how to use a trimmer for the perfect shave.
Selecting the Right Trimmer
Most electric shavers and trimmers will come with several attachment combs or adjustable guides that you can use to control the length of the hair being trimmed. These are typically color-coded so you can easily find the one you need. For instance, a common guard size for most electric shavers is a 1/2 inch, and this is usually represented by the color red.
The size of the electric shaver or trimmer head is also something to consider. A larger head will obviously cover more area and therefore trim hair faster, but it may be more difficult to maneuver around tight spaces like the ears or nose. Conversely, a smaller head may be better suited for these areas but may take longer to cover larger areas like the cheeks or neck.
It’s also important to consider whether you want an electric shaver or trimmer that is cordless or one that plugs into the wall. Cordless models obviously offer more freedom of movement, but they will need to be recharged regularly. Wall-mounted models may be less convenient, but they will never run out of power in the middle of a trim.
Preparing to Trim
Getting the perfect shave starts with proper preparation. This means your hair should be clean and dry, and your skin should be moisturized. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to consider using a pre-shave oil. Once you’ve prepared your skin and hair, it’s time to start trimming.
Here are a few tips to help you get the perfect shave:
-Start with a clean, dry face and neck.
-Apply a pre-shave oil to your skin (optional).
-Lather up with shaving cream or gel.
-Position the trimmer at a 90-degree angle to your skin.
-Trim hair in the direction of growth.
-Be careful not to press too hard against your skin.
-Rinse the trimmer after each stroke.
-Apply aftershave balm or lotion when you’re finished (optional).
Trimming Your Beard
Assuming that you have a beard and not a mustache, the process is pretty simple. Start by putting the guard on the trimmer that will leave your beard the longest. Next, start at the neck and work your way up to your cheeks in small, deliberate strokes. Be extra careful around your Adam’s apple. When you get to your mustache, you can take the guard off and get a closer trim. Finish by lightly going over your entire beard with the trimmer to catch any strays.
Once you’ve finished shaving, it’s important to properly clean your trimmer. First, remove the guard and any hair that may have gathered there. Next, using a brush or your fingers, remove any hair from the blades. Finally, rinse the trimmer head under running water and dry it off before putting the guard back on and storing it in a safe place.
With proper care, your trimmer should last for many years. Now that you know how to use one, you can enjoy a perfectly close shave every time.