For several years now, sporting a beard has been in style. The easiest solution for trimming and maintaining it is to regularly visit a barber. However, if you wish to undertake this task on your own, we are here to provide valuable advice. Let's discover together how to achieve the beard that suits you best.
What tools should be used to trim one's beard?
Trimming a beard is a precision task that should never be taken lightly. Indeed, the beard, just like hair, shapes the face and plays a crucial role in a person's physical appearance. To trim it well, it's not enough to just know the techniques and tricks. You also need to have the right tools. Here is a list of the necessary equipment:
A beard trimmer;
A comb or a beard brush;
A pair of beard scissors;
A precision razor.
Which beard style should you choose?
The first thing to do is to determine the style of beard. This choice is crucial to ensure the outcome meets your expectations. The decision depends on several factors, such as your overall look, the desired length, the shape of your face, and even the location of beard growth. Among the various existing styles, the 3-day beard is a must. Indeed, it suits most face shapes. You can also choose the classic style to highlight your personality. Whether square or pointed, the choice generally depends on the shape of your face.
Trimming your beard, a how-to guide.
Here are the basic steps for trimming your beard. If you want to maintain a certain length, perform this routine generally once every 7 to 10 days:
Cleaning one's beard:
The beard easily accumulates dust and dirt. It is important to wash it regularly with a gentle cleanser, especially before trimming it. In this regard, you can, for example, use our purifying cleansing gel. Rich in purifying active ingredients such as zinc PCA, this cleansing gel sanitizes the skin, regulates sebum production, and limits the development of blemishes.
Brushing one's beard:
Before you begin trimming, run a brush or comb through your beard hairs to make them easier to trim, and to highlight any potential inconsistencies in length.
Defining the boundaries:
Initially, outline your lips, sideburns, and neck using a manual razor. This will provide a precise delineation, as well as a neat and refined result. Long and unsightly hairs will be removed with a pair of scissors. To easily detect any protruding hairs, don't hesitate to use a comb throughout the process.
Using the trimmer:
Typically, trimmers come with adjustable guards. The numbers indicated correspond to the length your hair will be after you've trimmed yourbeard. The best way to trim your beard is to initially set the trimmer to the highest level to avoid cutting the hair too short, and then gradually lower it with each pass if you wish to cut the hair shorter. During trimming, go against the natural direction of hair growth unless you are particularly prone to ingrown hairs (in this case, shave in the direction of hair growth). Repeat the process using shorter settings until you are satisfied with the length.
Note : For the mustache, it is recommended to use a manual razor or special scissors.
Nourishing and hydrating the beard:
This final step requires the use of a beard oil, an essential multifunctional care product. It helps to soften and tame the hair, limit the growth of bacteria, moisturize the skin, and reduce potential itching related to shaving, while also providing a pleasant fragrance for a true moment of well-being.
Thebeard oil from Typology contains vegetable oils (hemp,castor,argan,sunflower) combined with essential oils (green mandarin peels and Scots pine needles). It is packaged in a bottle equipped with a dosing dropper. Simply take a few drops in the palm of your hands and rub them together to warm up the substance and distribute the product. Then apply the treatment to the hairy area of the facial skin, from roots to tips while massaging.