How to Choose a Beard Trimmer: 4 Key Things to Consider
Last Updated on April 27, 2021
What are the best beard trimmers on the market? It is a common question and one that needs constantly updating due to new products out and updated technology. The good news is there are a lot of good beard trimmers out there already and some at really good value for what you get.
So in terms of various features available, what would your ultimate beard trimmer contain? With so much variety out there and individual taste and requirements varying so much, we set out to find out what exactly you want from your beard trimmer…
Beard trimmers contrast from electric shavers in one obvious way. Instead of a foil that you hold right up against your skin to cut the hair at the bottom, a beard trimmer has a line of exposed cutting teeth. A protective guard attachment can cover these and be adjusted to increase the distance between the sharp edges and your face, enabling you to shave your beard to the optimum length. Cultivating a beard isn’t just about attention, it also requires the right tools. Arguably these are;
- Comb style attachments or squarer guards
- Consistency of cut
- Appropriate for the length of beard
- Sturdiness of attachment
- Versatility of trimmer
- Cleaning Mechanism
I don’t Know Where To Start!
If you want to maintain anything longer than a bit of overgrown stubble, pay attention to the cutting lengths offered by each trimmer. Finding your ideal beard trimmer depends very much on the look you’re trying to keep but the number one requirement, no matter what style you’re going for, is that it can cut consistently to the same length without thinning the hair out or pulling at it. The last thing you want is to come away with a patchy beard.
Battery life isn’t a huge consideration when it comes to beard trimmers because you tend to only use them for about five minutes at a time, but most tend to last for around an hour between charges. Unless you’re going away for an extended period and plan to leave the charger at home, that’s more than long enough. Charging stands and cases are nice to have rather than a necessity, but they help to keep things tidy in the bathroom, which shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Purpose Of Use
Men can be lazy. Let’s be honest, it’s far too much effort to chop and change between a nose hair trimmer, wet shave, dry shave, beard trimmer, close trim, long trim, and the best safety razors. It might be great to live in an age where all of that can be catered for pretty quickly but we all want something that can do most of, if not all of those things at once. We don’t think twice about using the same razor on our chest and back, might hesitate but don’t rule out shaving our face with the same trimmer on more delicate regions. Whatever your personal regime is, we can all agree that convenience is the name of the game here.
Versatility and Adaptability
Can it adequately accommodate mustaches and sideburns? Or will I end up having to purchase something else to deal with the details? And when you take the attachment off, could the unguarded blades cope with tidying up the edges? Some are totally waterproof, which means you can just rinse them off after each use and leave them to dry, but others require more maintenance, which can be a real pain.