Trimming your own beard: simple instructions


Beards need to be well maintained and trimmed regularly to keep them looking their best. A full beard will otherwise fray and upper lip beards can become an involuntary dirt catcher. Easier said than done. Because regular visits to the barber are just not possible in times of Corona. You still don’t have to go wild. Of course you can also do it yourself. Read here how to trim your beard professionally at home:

What do I use to trim my beard?

Before you start, make sure you have the right equipment at home. To end up with a beard that looks like you’ve been to a barber, you need the right tools. Here’s a quick checklist for all you amateur barbers:

  • What you need most is a beard trimmer with a length-adjustable shaving attachment or different attachments.
  • For the contours you need a transparent shaving gel (so you can see the hair through) and a wet razor (especially gentle) or a professional razor (thorough, but requires skill)
  • Washing gel, a scrub and beard oil also belong in your private barber equipment.

How do I trim my beard myself?

Everything you need at home? Then you can start now. Below we have compiled three instructions for the most common beard types for you.

How to trim a three day beard?

Your three-day beard is slowly turning into a full beard and you want to turn the tables again? Nothing easier than that. In this case, you can simply trim your beard with a shaver attachment on your electric razor. Nothing can go wrong if you follow these instructions:

  1. Prepare first, then trim: Wash your face thoroughly. Preferably with an exfoliating scrub. If you use this regularly, you prevent ingrown beard hairs.
  2. Then dab the beard dry with a towel.
  3. Comb the beard hair in both directions before using the machine. So you make sure that you really trim the entire beard.
  4. Go with the razor against the direction of growth over the entire beard.
  5. Afterwards, you can still cleanly shave out the contours with a wet razor and transparent shaving gel (so you can see what you’re doing): Cheeks and the area under the Adam’s apple should be hair-free.
  6. Wash your face also after trimming (clear water is enough this time) and free your equipment from beard stubble. How to avoid annoying pimples.

How to trim a mustache yourself?

Here it’s already a little bit more complicated. But with a little practice, skill and our instructions, you’ll soon be able to do it like a pro. And no one will ever know that you cut your beard yourself.

  1. Comb your mustache and shape it for trimming.
  2. Set the desired length on your trimmer or. put on the right attachment.
  3. Trim against the direction of growth – i.e. from the bottom slightly diagonally upwards, or. from the lip to the nose – so you get all the hairs at the same length.
  4. Remove the trim attachment and the hairs between the mustache and nose for a clean contour.
  5. The same applies to the lip line: cap individual protruding hairs for a defined contour.
  6. Finally, bring all hairs to one length at the edges, done!

How to trim my full beard contours?

The supreme discipline in beard styling! If you wear a full beard, you should not cut wildly in it at home. Your beard belongs in professional hands – too much can go wrong. Would be annoying if your painstakingly grown beard becomes crooked. What you can do yourself, however, is to clean out the contours. So your beard looks much more well-groomed – and like freshly styled by a professional. This is how it works:

  1. Wash your beard thoroughly with shampoo and pat dry with a towel.
  2. Apply transparent shaving gel to cheeks and neck line below the Adam’s apple to shave precise contours.
  3. Cap the hair outside the contour with a wet razor or straight razor.
  4. Try to shave an even curve from the ear, over the Adam’s apple to the other ear.
  5. Rinse the beard again. Clear water is enough!
  6. Put 2-3 drops of beard oil in your hands. Rub your palms together to warm it up and spread it on your beard and skin – from the neck up.

If you do not have a full beard, you can cut your beard yourself without any problems. With our instructions and a little practice, it looks just as good as a professional. What you need and how you should proceed, you now know. One more tip at the end: Better first cut off too little. Then nothing can go wrong!

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