For several years now, sporting a beard has been in vogue. The easiest solution for trimming and maintaining it is to regularly visit a barber. However, if you wish to undertake this task yourself, we are here to provide valuable advice. Let's discover together how to achieve the beard that suits you.
Which tools should be used for trimming one's beard?
Trimming a beard is a precise task that should never be taken lightly. Indeed, the beard, much 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 style of beard should you opt for?
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 criteria, such as your 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 user's guide.
Here are the basic steps for trimming your beard. If you wish to maintain a certain length, carry out 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 could, for example, use our purifying cleansing gel. Rich in purifying active ingredients such as zinc PCA, this cleansing gel sanitises 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 the contours of your lips, jowls, 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, do not hesitate to use a comb throughout the process.
Using the trimmer:
Generally, trimmers come with adjustable combs. Different numbers are indicated, which correspond to the cutting height that will remain after you have trimmed yourbeard. The best way to trim your beard is to initially set the trimmer to the maximum level to avoid shaving the hairs too short, and then gradually lower it with each pass if you wish to cut the hairs further. 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 regrowth). Repeat the process using shorter settings until you are satisfied with the length.
Note : For the moustache, it is recommended to use a manual razor or special scissors.
Nourishing and hydrating the beard:
This final step necessitates the use of a beard oil, an essential multifunctional treatment. It helps to soften and tame the hair, limit the growth of bacteria, moisturise the skin and reduce potential itching related to shaving, as well as providing a pleasant fragrance to create a genuine moment of well-being.
Thebeard oil from Typology contains vegetable oils (hemp,castor,argan,sunflower) combined with essential oils (green mandarin peel and Scots pine needles). It is packaged in a bottle equipped with a dosing pipette. 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.