We've compiled our collective beard trimming experience into one ultimate beard trim guide to ensure you get the perfect beard trim at home every time.
Beard Brush and Beard Comb can help you assess your beard and come up with a plan.
If your beard is on the shorter side, you can get away without a Beard Brush, but if it's on the medium or long side, you'll want Beard Trimming Scissors to snip stray hairs.
Beard Wash helps you keep your beard clean and healthy by ensuring you have plenty of natural oil (sebum) to keep it healthy.
A Beard Softener is important to use after washing your beard. Utility Balm or Beard Oil should also be used after a beard trim.
If your beard is already longer than two inches, skip the short beard trim section and read on about trimming a medium and long beard.
Don't worry about trimming any length off at this point, as you won't have much length to spare. Keep this trim focused on the outer lines of your beard.
After two weeks, start trimming the neckline, and after about 30 to 60 days, start trimming the cheek lines and mustache.
Trim your hair by taking your index and middle fingers and placing them on your neck. Trim the line above your Adam's Apple, and shave the hair below it.
If you trim your beard too high, you'll end up with wispy cheek curtains that look like Spanish moss, not a good look.
If you mess up the neckline, don't panic and keep your neckline lower than you think it needs to be.
To find your cheek line, find the point where your sideburn connects to your beard, and use this as your guide to trim your beard.
The upper boundary of your beard determines how much work you need to do on your cheeks.
If you want a clean cheek line, make sure not to go too low with your cheek line.
In case you mess up your cheek line, you should wait until your beard has at least a month's worth of growth before tackling the cheek line.
To trim your mustache at the 30 day mark, simply trim a line at the upper edge of your top lip.
If you've made it through several months of growth and want to clean it up, the steps for trimming a beard are grouped together.
Shower or rinse your beard to start with to get a clean, natural beard. Use a Beard Comb or Beard Brush to shape your beard.
As your beard gets longer, it starts to grow away from the cheeks, making your jawline look wide. So use a bigger guard on your electric trimmer.
Starting at the sideburn, trim the sideburn hair to the desired length using a clipper.
In this step, you're going to make tiny, slow cuts perpendicular to your jaw and work straight back from the front of the beard towards the neck.
Once you've cut your beard to the desired length, clean up the edges to create a more natural looking beard.
Once your beard gets long enough to cover your neck, don't worry about trimming the neckline.
Use your Beard Comb or Beard Brush to remove stray hairs, and then trim away any flyaway hairs.
Make small cuts to any hairs that have grown too long and comb your beard again to make sure you didn't miss anything.
Trimming your beard can leave a blunt, sharp edge, but point cut along the bottom of your beard can help soften this edge and make the beard look more natural.
If you want to go full walrus, you can use your scissors to shorten the hair that is falling over your mouth.
You can touch up any glaring spots by applying Beard Oil or Utility Balm.
Once you've finished, wait a day to see how you feel. If your beard is too short, trim it less.
Once you've trimmed your beard to the preferred length and shape, maintain your beard weekly by trimming an eighth of an inch.
Now that you've learned how to trim your beard, you can keep growing your beard.
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