The most important thing to remember for guys sporting a beard is to always keep it tidy. Sounds easy enough, but this is not always the case. You don’t have to worry, as most electric razors and beard trimmers can do a good job of keeping your beard neat and tidy in all circumstances. This list has everything you need to know before choosing the best beard trimmer possible.
The first question you should be asking yourself before checking out beard trimmers is how you plan to use the trimmer? Is it just for your beard, or do you also want to use it for trimming your hair and other parts of the body?
Many beard trimmers can be used to trim your head and body hair as well. Before choosing the right trimmer, you should have in mind that some trimmers are best suited for short hair and others for long hair. This is very important because you should choose the trimmer that supports the length of your beard.
Corded or Cordless
Corded trimmers generally have more power than cordless beard trimmers, and this is probably one of the most prominent differences between them. Corded trimmers are also more reliable, but cordless models have one major advantage: you can use them almost anywhere.
However, it’s a good thing to know that cordless beard trimmers have a limited cutting time. The amount of cutting time varies depending on the trimmer, but most trimmers provide from forty minutes up to an hour of cutting time.
Choosing a cordless beard trimmer has its advantages, but you will need to take into consideration the length of the battery life. For best results, you should always use your cordless beard trimmer with a fully-charged battery. It’s very convenient if you are on the run and have to groom in your car, for example. You don’t have to worry about the cord. The bad part about using cordless beard trimmers is that they have limited cutting time. In case the trimmer’s battery runs out, you will have to recharge the trimmer before you can use it again.
Different trimmers use different types of batteries. The two most common types are:
- NiMH (nickel-metal-hydride).
Lithium-ion batteries last longer than NiMH models but cost more money.
Types of Blades
Some beard trimmers come with dual-edged blades that give you extra precision and more options to shape your beard. Stainless steel blades are more resistant to corrosion, last longer and generally are more comfortable than other types. Many newer and more expensive trimmers will use carbon steel blades, that can be much sharper than stainless steel.
Wet and Dry
Many beard trimmer models today are waterproof and can be used while your face is wet. Unlike trimmers that allow you to use them with a dry face only, waterproof models let you use them in the shower. In this way, you can save a lot of time, and you can also use the trimmer with foams and gels. The best part is that you don’t have to worry about cleaning, as waterproof trimmers let you wash them with water.
And there you have it, 5 features to look for when choosing your next beard trimmer.
Do you have a specific type or brand that you sway towards when choosing a new beard trimmer?
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