How To Hold Beard Trimmer


Many beard trimmers come with attachable blades that offer loads of power for a close, precise trim. To use the trimmer to its full potential, hold it at about a 45-degree angle so that the teeth of the blade are pointing downward to the beard and not away from it. This will ensure that the blade reaches and catches every hair, so that the trimming is more effective. It is also advised to hold the trimmer close to the skin for the most accurate trim.


It is important to hold the trimmer the correct way when using it. Keep your fingers close to the body of the trimmer, lightly gripping it while you’re trimming. This makes it easier to direct the trimmer in the direction you want. What’s more, it also helps you to maintain control of the trimmer, so that you don’t accidentally take off more than you meant to. It is better to start with a long setting first, then you can decide if you want to go shorter.


The types of blades on the beard trimmer are important if you want to get the best trim. If you use a trimmer with guard attachments, make sure you keep the guard in place and select the correct attachment before starting the trimming process. Make sure you also run the blade down the entire length of the beard to ensure a close, even trim. Choosing the right size guard for the length of your beard is essential for getting the perfect trim.


Beard trimmers can also be used for styling a beard. To style such facial hair, run the trimmer against the grain, while holding the trimmer at a 45-degree angle. Lifting the trimmer slightly can create sharper lines to get a more defined shape. If you have an especially thick beard, using a comb to pull the hairs along before trimming can help to provide an even trim.


Applying beard oil before trimming can also help achieve a smooth and groomed result. Such oils contain both vitamins and conditioning agents, resulting in a softer and much healthier looking beard. Ideally, the oil should be applied after a shower, as the heat opens the pores of the skin and these oils can then be absorbed into the beard more easily.


Regularly cleaning the trimmer and its attachments is key to obtaining a neat and clean look. After each beard trim, it is important to sterilise and keep the beard trimmer hygienic. This can easily be done by wiping the blades with a soft cloth to remove any excess hair and then spraying on some sanitiser or disinfectant, which should be left to dry before storage.


When using a beard trimmer, it is important to take necessary safety precautions. Before starting to trim, make sure to read the instructions carefully and take any specific safety advice. It is also important to remember to hold the trimmer away from your face to avoid any unnecessary accidents.

Alternative Use

Besides their use for trimming and styling beards, beard trimmers can also be employed to trim other body hair from the neck, moustache and sideburns. Such body hair is particularly prone to tangles, meaning it needs extra care when trimming. Make sure you use the correct attachment and hold the trimmer close to the surface of the skin for a close, good trim.


When buying a beard trimmer, it is important to check that the various parts are all included. This includes the trimmer itself, the charging stand, cleaning brush, adjustable guide combs, guard attachment and rechargeable lithium-ion battery. It is also worth considering investing in additional accessories like a carrying case, beard scissors, trimming scissors and a comb, to help you maintain your look and keep the trimmer in top condition.


Aside from cleaning the trimmer after each use, it is also important to regularly maintain and replace parts, like the blades and combs. Most beard trimmers come with a cleaning brush that should be used to remove cut hairs from between the trimmer teeth. It is also recommended to use blade oil, which helps prevent wear and tear and extend the life of your trimmer.


Once you have finished using your beard trimmer, make sure to store it correctly. Trimmers should be stored in a dry, safe place and ideally, should be stored in the same place as all its parts and accessories, such as the charging stand, cleaning brush and guide combs. This will save time when having to search for missing parts and help ensure the trimmer is kept in good condition.

Paul Richardson is a master barber and an expert in men's beard care. He has been cutting hair for more than 15 years and loves to help people look their best. Paul specializes in styling beards, offering advice on the right products and techniques to use, and providing grooming tips that will keep your beard looking great.

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