Beard Care

9 Beard Trimming Tips to Make Beard Maintenance A Lot Easier

We’ve got 9 top beard trimming tips that will revolutionize your beard maintenance.

9 Beard Trimming Tips to Make Beard Maintenance A Lot Easier

Sometimes, it’s the little things that can piss you off as you trim your beard. Bad cuts that ruin the shape, stray hairs that won’t stay put no matter what, an awesome beard that suddenly looks like shit the moment you walk out the door. Yep, the little things count when it comes to beard trimming.

Which is exactly why we’ve compiled this list of quick tips to help make beard trims a little bit easier. Let’s get right on it:

Use Chemical Products Designed Specifically for Beards

  • SOFTEN & SHINE your beard with our best-selling, full-size (2 oz) WV Timber Beard Oil and WV Timber Magic Beard Balm
  • CLEAN & STYLE your beard with 4 oz of our WV Timber Beard Wash and our oval, military-style brush
  • BEST BEARD STATUS is yours, wrapped up in a burlap bag with the oil, balm, wash, and brush. This kit contains everything you need to start your beard and keep it epic.

When it comes to hair care products, the common manly-man instinct is to use what’s already there. Why buy new stuff when you have two perfectly good bottles of shampoo and conditioner in the shower?

Well, facial hair is thicker and tends to be scragglier than the hair on top of your head. The oils on head hair (aka terminal hair) tend to be thicker than the hairs on your beard (aka androgenic hair). Chemical products designed for head hair thus strip more oil than what is healthy for your beard.

This is why serious beard maintenance calls for chemical products that are formulated specifically for facial hair.

Invest in Dedicated Beard-Care Tools

  • Wahl Clipper is the #1 brand of beard trimmers and hair clippers*. The brand used by professionals since 1919. Made in the USA
  • Ultra Close and Smooth Shave – Dual foil mini-shaver head for a clean shave in and around your facial hair style. Giving a clean and well maintained appearance to your facial hair style
  • 4 Different Attachments Heads let you achieve your best grooming style and authentic look: – Trimmer blade for beard and mustache trimming, hair cuts, touchups, body grooming and detailing: – Rotary ear and nose trimmer for hygienic trimming: – Precision detailer for clean up and designs: – Dual shaver head for smooth and comfortable shaves

The basic beard comb and beard scissors combo is a must if you’re serious about grooming your beard. This is the bare minimum you want if you’re serious about beard maintenance. Beard scissors are designed specifically for trimming hair and supporting your finger grip while you do it.

The combs, on the other hand, have just the right width to help you disentangle the wiry hairs of your beard without damaging said hairs. Electric trimmers and clippers also come highly recommended if you have a long, full beard.

They make trimming a cinch, especially when you match the attachments to the length of your beard. We have a couple of pieces talking about beard scissors and electric trimmers here on MajorBeard. Why not check ’em out if you’re at a loss about which ones to pick up?

Wash and Dry Thoroughly Before Trimming

Maintaining a clean beard makes enough sense on its own. What most people don’t know, however, is that trimming wet hair is a very bad idea. The first and most important is that wet hair stiffens when it dries up.

You could cut a very close trim with wet hair, only to find your beard looking off-kilter once the hair dries and puffs up. Second, wet hairs stick to each other. This increases the chances that your scissors or trimmer ‘slip’ on wet hair that’s clumped up – failing to cut a few strands in the process.

This is not a major issue for well-maintained scissors or trimmers, but it’s still a risk that’s just not worth it. You can avoid all these problems by simply patting your beard dry and letting it air out for a bit.

If you’re in a hurry, pat your beard with a towel and then blow-dry it off. No, seriously – blow-drying is a huge help if you’ve only got a few minutes to clean up before heading out to work or a social event.

Be Conservative with Your Beard Trims​