For men looking to get that perfect beard trim, it’s often much harder than it looks. You need more than just time available to trim your beard; you also need a perfect beard trimmer that is accurate, user-friendly and meets all your specific needs.
Because beard trimmers aren’t exactly cheap, it would be ideal to pick the perfect one on the first try rather than having to go through multiple models just to find the best beard trimmer.
To make the process smoother and faster for you, here we’ll look at how you can go about picking the right beard trimmer.
Start with Customer Reviews
A good place to start is by research beard trimmer reviews online. These reviews are from everyday people who have their own unique experience with the various beard trimmers. Keep in mind that these reviews need to be taken with a grain of salt, but if you consistently see the same comments being made then there’s a good chance you can take it as accurate.
These reviews are also helpful in that they can help you start to form a list of models that you want to do more research on.
Do Your Own Research
While customer reviews are certainly helpful, you should still do your own research. You have your own list of priorities, so make sure the models you are eyeing will meet your needs.
One place you may want to check out is the Balding Beards website, which is known for its tips and information pertaining to beards. Balding Beards recommends these beard trimmers as excellent options, which you can then research further on your own.
The website lists the Philips Norelco Beard and Head Trimmer Series 5100, Panasonic ER-GB40-S Precision Hair and Beard Trimmer, Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer Series 7200, Braun BT5070 Beard Trimmer for Men, and the Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer Series 3500 as the top picks for 2017. You can visit the site for reviews on each of these top models.
Set a Realistic Budget
During the initial stages, you will also want to set a firm budget. Obviously, it should be a realistic one, but there is also no need to spend a fortune in order to get a good quality beard trimmer. Your budget will also help to narrow down your list of options, making the decision-making process that much easier.
Choose Between Cordless or Corded Models
One of the biggest decisions you'll have to make is whether you want a cordless or corded model. With the cordless models, you obviously have more flexibility in that you can use it anywhere. They are also ideal for traveling with. At the same time, you should make sure it remains charged. On the flip side, the corded models will never need to be charged and tend to have more power, but they don't offer that same flexibility and you can’t use them everywhere.
While the decision is likely going to be based on personal preference, it is important to note if you have particularly thick and/or coarse hair, you may be better off with the corded model since it offers more power.
How Many Attachments Does it Offer?
Again, this is more of a personal preference question that has to do with what you plan to trim and how short/long you like to leave the hair. Attachments make it easier to trim such things as goatees, which can be quite tricky to trim.
Will you Be Trimming More than Just Your Beard?
When it comes to beard trimmers, one of the first things you'll notice is how much they differ in terms of power and settings. If you just plan on using the trimmer for your beard, then you probably don't need much.
If on the other hand, you plan on using the trimmer for other body hair, there's a good chance you'll want something that offers more settings. In particular, look for settings that allow you to adjust the length of the trim. This allows you to customize your trim.
Do You Need a Wet/Dry Model?
Some men are perfectly happy trimming dry hair, whereas others prefer to use foam, a gel, or a lotion. A wet shaver will be able to handle all of these items, plus it can be used in the shower. Another benefit is the fact you can just run it under the tap to clean it.
What Are the Blades Made Of?
The final question to ask is what the blades are made of. Typically they will be titanium, chromium, or stainless steel. These tend to be the most comfortable and the longest lasting.
Each of these factors will help you to narrow down your options and pick the perfect beard trimmer that gives you the best shave each and every time.
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