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Overview

A beard is a man’s favourite accessory. Grooming beard requires patience, dedication and the right equipment.

The markets are flooded with new gadgets but mostly they are divided in two main categories

a) Trimmers

b) Shavers

Understanding the difference between beard trimmers and shavers

Shavers are gadgets that remove the beard completely. They give a clean-shaven look. There are two types of shavers; one is the traditional blade and the other is an electric shaver that runs on electricity and prevents cuts and burns.

If you are looking to style your beard and try techniques like chiselling and sculpting then you must opt for a beard trimmer.  There are many types of trimmers available.

We have complied a list of different types of trimmers with the help of which you can select one that suits your style the best.

Types of Beard Trimmers

  1. Multi-use Beard Trimmer

A multi-use beard trimmer comes with different length settings, giving you more flexibility than your average trimmer. These trimmers can be used for facial, body and head hair. They come with many styling features and are slightly expensive than the rest.

  1. Portable Beard Trimmers

If you need a portable, lightweight trimmer with a powerful battery life, then get a travel-friendly beard trimmer. They are small and portable and have powerful battery backup. The only downside is that they have a short shelf-life.

  1. Cordless Beard Trimmers

A cordless trimmer is a convenient tool devoid of electric cord, while using. You only need to plug it in for charging and once it’s fully charged, its ready to use. It is the most comfortable and best to experiment various beard styles.

  1. User-friendly Trimmers

For fuss-free trimming, user friendly trimmers are the best. They do not have many functions but are perfect for basic trimming and grooming.

Features to Look for

  1. Battery Power – Beard trimmers use rechargeable battery power. Trimmers with less battery capacity need to be charged for 10 hours and gives 35 minutes of usage. Then, there are others trimmers, ones with Lithium-ion batteries that take an hour to change and only work for an hour after charging. There are some expensive trimmers available that can be charged within 60 seconds and can be used for a good 45 minutes.
  1. Blades – For an effective trimming experience blades need to sharp and durable. Titanium-coated and stainless steel blades are great and are self-sharpening hence they require no oiling. Precision ground blades stay sharp for a longer duration than stamped blades. Angled blades or wave blade are quite effective in trimming beards.
  1. Contouring – To get a painless and smooth shave, features like contour follow comb or flexing guide comb give you total control over the trimmer. This comb guides the trimmer over your facial contours and helps keep the beard in place for proper cutting, even when you are gliding over tough areas like jawline and neck.
  1. Grooming Attachments – Beard trimmers come equipped with grooming attachments like a hair clipper comb, moustache trimmer, mini shaver, stubble comb precision trimmer and so on. These attachments come with different shaving heads.
  1. Length Settings – While using a standard beard trimmer or one of the attachments like a moustache/beard comb, you can choose the length setting you to Many trimmers have zoom lock wheel or adjustable so that you get a consistent and perfect trim. Some trimmers have 9 settings and then there are others with 18 ranging from 1/32-inch to 23/32-inch.
  1. Easy Cleaning – Most beard trimmers are washable and come with easy-to-clean features. Some beard trimmers even have sealed bodies that prevent grime and water from entering the trimmer. So all you have to do is put it under running water and it will be clean instantly.

These guidelines will assist you to buy the perfect trimmer for your beard.

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