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Hair Trimmers : All you need to know

If you have chosen to ditch the scissor for a trimmer and want to figure out which hair trimming product you should get, there are a couple of things you should consider.


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Hair Trimmers : All you need to know

How you look and how you feel have always been interconnected. While this coronavirus lockdown has relieved the stress to dress for the world around you, it presents a unique opportunity to take care of yourself for your own sake. Taking care of your appearance adds to your sense of wellbeing. Perhaps to that of your partner’s as well. 

Whether you’re choosing to grow your beard or hair out, trimming them from time to time is always a great idea. It keeps your beard and hair from looking wild. Now, let’s look at how you can do this.

If you want to go old school and use a scissor, well, do so at your own risk. While a scissor has many uses and purposes, the function of trimming your beard and your hair is better performed by an actual beard trimmer. Things get particularly murky when you use a scissor to trim body hair. A scissor brings with it the chances of increased nicks and cuts, to put it mildly. Honestly, the possibilities of hurt are endless, especially in untrained hands. Why would you want to risk that? 

What to consider when buying a trimmer?

Now, if you’ve chosen to ditch the scissor for a trimmer and want to figure out which hair trimming product you should get, there are a couple of things you should consider.

1.What are your styling needs?

Hair grooming products for men come with several length attachments or combs as they are often called. Now, these can be used to cut your hair to different lengths. If you do not use a beard trimmer to style your hair, and you can make do without these combs, then go ahead and buy a simple one with no attachments.

However, if you like hair and beard a certain length and want to achieve consistent results every time you trim, then get the ones with the combs. 

2.What use do you want to get out of it?

While this may sound obvious, a trimmer can be used for trimming more than just the hair on your head and your face. Investing in a trimmer that you can use for grooming your body is a good idea. Usually, a body groomer comes with several attachments that can help you trim your beard, moustache, nose hair, armpits, chest, legs and even do a little ‘manscaping’ down there. Some hair trimmers also have a shaving attachment; it gives you a cleaner result when trimming body hair, akin to shaving.

3.Dry use or wet use?

Do you find yourself trimming in the shower or do you trim when you are dry? This is important because not all hair trimmers online are waterproof or even water-resistant. If wet use might be involved, it is better to consider getting a waterproof one, one that is designed for wet styling. 

4.Cordless or wired?

There are two varieties of trimmers that are available, ones that are cordless and the ones that have wires and need to be plugged in, to work. The problem with the plugged-in sort is that you will always be dependent on a power source, which can be an inconvenience. Especially if you are someone who travels frequently, a wired trimmer may be an inconvenience. Cordless trimmers as the name suggests do not have a wire attached. They run on batteries, either rechargeable ones or replaceable ones. You can pick which one works for you. One issue with cordless trimmers is remembering to keep it charged.

5.What is your budget?

This is the most important consideration for many people. If you are someone who prefers shaving and primarily need a beard trimmer just as a precursor to shaving, don’t spend too much. If you are looking to trim your hair and beard only, a basic beard trimmer with a couple of combs should suffice, which means that a medium budget trimmer would serve you best. Now, if you want to use it as a full-body groomer, it makes sense to invest in a trimmer that comes with different attachments and combs. 

Brands to consider while purchasing a trimmer for men

This is the most important consideration for many people. If you are someone who prefers shaving and primarily need a beard trimmer just as a precursor to shaving, don’t spend too much. If you are looking to trim your hair and beard only, a basic beard trimmer with a couple of combs should suffice, which means that a medium budget trimmer would serve you best. Now, if you want to use it as a full-body groomer, it makes sense to invest in a trimmer that comes with different attachments and combs.

1.Philips QT400 series: This is a popular beard trimming product and comes with several length settings. There are two variants available, both cordless, one which comes with ten length settings and the other with 20 length settings and fast charging. 

2.Nova NHT series: This cordless beard trimmer comes with nine length settings and has a 45-minute run time. For its price, this is an excellent option if you’re looking for a basic beard grooming product. 

3.Philips Cordless Grooming Kit: This kit comes with a trimmer and a body groomer, and this is a great option for those of you who wish to use the trimmer for trimming body hair as well. This is pricier than the beard trimmers though. 

Now you know what you must think about when figuring out which trimmer to get; be it a beard trimmer or a body groomer, get one that suits your needs.

Use the coronavirus lockdown to experiment, try new hair and beard styles. Having a trimmer handy will go a long way in helping you do that. Even if you don’t like the result, it’ll all grow back soon. 

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