Trim your beard yourself is not always easy. However, it is an obligatory step for every bearded man who likes to please and seduce! From the 3-day beard, through the goatee, to the long beard, each beard requires a specific way of trimming and maintaining it. If the main steps remain the same, there are however certain gestures that differ according to the chosen cut.
Ideally, going to the barber is the most practical way to have a well trimmed beard. However, it is possible to learn how to trim your beard yourself, so that you never again find yourself in a situation as embarrassing as that of a forced confinement for example.
The Sybarite now explains how to trim your fleece by yourself to have a beautiful silky and homogeneous beard on a daily basis, and a beautiful looking moustache!
Preparing his skin before trimming his beard
As with shaving, we strongly advise you to prepare your skin well before trimming your beard. This will prevent skin irritation when you are about to work on your fleece finish.
To begin, exfoliate your skin with an organic product once or twice a week depending on your skin type. It is important to use a organic exfoliation and natural facial ingredients so as not to damage your skin.
Next, cleanse your face with a organic face cleanser before you trim your beard. This will soften your hair and allow you to work on clean skin without surface impurities. On a daily basis, also remember to moisturize your skin under your beard hair for an opti(male) result!
Preparing your beard accessories
Before going headlong into your beard, it's essential to have the right tools for the job. beard accessories. Indeed, being well equipped will make all the difference on the style of your beard in the end.
Here are the accessories you'll need to trim your beard on your own:
The beard comb will be indispensable when trimming your beard and moustache, especially if you are confronted with knots. It will help you to untangle them, make them smoother and thus correct the trajectory of the hairs.
The beard brush will be useful to tame your hair and reduce the "tuft" effect of your beard. It also removes all the small residues stuck in your hair, impurities and dead skin from your beard.
Essential to trim your beard to the desired height, the beard trimmer is more suited to long beards. It is available in all qualities, as are all appliances.
This beard attachment is considered one of the most practical tools, as it allows you to work the contours of the beard with the precision of a goldsmith.
Indispensable to work on the finishes of your beard and moustache, the scissors will help you to trim the remaining hairs above the lips, but also to thin your beard precisely.
To know more about In addition to having these beard accessories on hand, it's essential to have the right accessories and products. shaving care usual products such as beard oil or moisturizer.
Wash your beard with a suitable shampoo.
It is well known that the beard contains a lot of bacteria, dust and dirt and sometimes even pieces of food. It is therefore essential that the beard is kept clean. This is very important, you should never trim your beard when it is dirty.
To clean your beard, it is recommended that you use a suitable product. This means no more conventional soaps and shampoos, which are not at all suitable for your beard, but for your hair and the rest of your body.
Choose a organic beard shampoo or a natural shaving soap to gently cleanse your hair without damaging it. At the same time, these products moisturize your skin under the hair. You will thus avoid what is known as desquamation, or peeling skin. Once your beard is clean, dry it with a towel or hair dryer, as you normally do.
Detangle beard hair with a comb.
Using a comb, untangle your beard hairs from top to bottom. Repeat until there is no more tension or knots in your beard. When your beard is perfectly untangled, it is finally ready to be trimmed!
Define the cut of your beard beforehand
Before trimming your beard, it is important to determine the beard shape you want to have. This is indeed an essential step for the barber. To trim your beard on your own at home, you will need to carry out a diagnosis of your beard. To do this, it is necessary to observe the density, the sparse areas and the shape of your beard.
Also look at your shaving habits, the current length of your beard and the desired length. If you don't take this step into account, you run the risk of simply trimming your beard without any precision!
Using your comb, when your hairs are untangled, spread them out well so you can see the length. If you hesitate about the choice of beard trimming, try to do it according to your morphology. Indeed, there are beard styles that will suit you more than others.
There are also trend phenomena, which you can rely on to make your choice. However, don't think too much about it: test it out and by dint of doing, you'll determine your favourite cut!
If you're nervous about trimming your beard for the first time, don't panic. It's not very complicated, but above all, you don't have to try an ultra elaborate cut on the first try. Go slowly, and above all, take your time to trim your beard well.
Clearly, the current trend would be to adopt a shorter beard. The long beard, hipster-style, would be going out of fashion. However, don't trim your long beard if that's your style. Also, don't forget that some women love big beards!
However, be aware that in this context of health crisis (covid-19), it is rather advisable to shave your beard or have a short one. Indeed, it reduces the tightness of the mask to the face and therefore makes it less effective.
You should also be aware that trimming your beard does not necessarily mean reducing its volume or changing its shape. You are completely free to be the beard you want to be, thankfully!
Steps to trim your beard
Now that you know the ideal preparation for trimming your beard, let's see how to trim your beard step by step.
How to trim your beard yourself?
To start trimming a short to medium beard, it is essential to thin it out completely. Using a hoof of a certain height, make several passes to ensure a uniform cut. Afterwards, you will need to use a smaller hoof size to optimize your cut.
To trim your beard properly, you have to define what needs to be shaved. There are a number of markers you can use to help you do this. The first is the earlobe, the second is on average 1 or 2 cm above the Adam's apple. Use your lawnmower, razor, trimmer or shave to remove the hairs below this line. First, shave from top to bottom and then in the opposite direction. Don't forget to apply shaving oil to the small hairs you want to remove in order to soften them.
Then brush your beard, using a brush or a comb, first in the opposite direction and then in the opposite direction. Finally, cut off all the small hairs that stick out to obtain an even beard. You can also use a trimmer to do this, making sure you get the right hoof size.
Once this operation is completed, don't forget your chin. Do exactly the same, but be careful not to remove too much hair. This is simply because it is the place where there is the most volume, and it is also often the place that gives the final shape to your beard.
As you will have understood, you don't trim a short beard like you trim a long beard! Moreover, a full beard requires special attention compared to other types of beards. The use of a pair of scissors is also recommended in order to cut all the hairs that protrude with precision, for a uniform beard.
Trim your moustache
Once you've trimmed your beard, don't forget your moustache! This must be adapted to the shape of your face but also to the cut of your beard. To do this, take a pair of moustache scissors and cut off the excess hair covering the upper lip.
Simply follow the contour of your lips and cut off anything that protrudes. You can then thin out your moustache if you need to. You can also choose to trim your moustache with the trimmer.
However, the clipper head is often wide in relation to the space between the nostrils and the upper lip. You could then get a few strokes of the hoof in your nose!
With a lawnmower, the most important thing is to find the right angles. Indeed, the secret of a beautiful moustache in harmony with your beard is above all precision and attention to detail!
If you have a particularly long moustache, we advise you to pull the hairs towards each end so that it is easier to work them in.
Zoom on the paw trend
Nowadays, the trend is towards thinner legs. But it's all a matter of taste. If you're keen to try it, the best thing to do is to work on the junction between the beard and the legs with a 6 mm hoof. You can use the earlobes as a marker, up to which you can mow to 3 mm. Then just make a junction between the legs and the hair at about 1.8 mm. Be careful, this is an average, it's up to you to find your own settings!
Finally, apply a organic beard oil to have a nice, soft, silky beard. By the way, if you tend to have a dry and rough beard, reading this article will surely help!
Make sure you choose an organic beard oil made from natural ingredients to bring only the essential elements to your hair without damaging it.
The last but not least step is of course to clean all the hairs that line the bottom of your bathroom sink. It goes without saying!
Maintain your beard on a daily basis
Once your beard is well trimmed, all you have to do is take care of it regularly. Just know that maintaining your beard makes all the difference. It is imperative to moisturize your skin underneath the hair, and nourish your beard daily. To do this, use a organic beard balm or a organic beard oil.
Indeed, it is important to apply these care products because your skin is often weakened by shaving. Even more so for bearded people who suffer from skin irritation and/or itching and have sensitive skin. To protect your epidermis from external aggressions, you can also use a moisturising cream, insisting on the previously shaved areas.
On a daily basis, your beard needs to be combed, shampooed and moisturised. Every week, it is essential to take care of it with suitable products. Find the best care products on the SybariteThese are lovingly formulated in France, to have a beautiful beard that is cared for on a daily basis.
Trim your beard yourself in your bathroom is not very complicated as long as you take your time and use the right accessories and products. To trim your beard properly, it's like everything else: you have to practice in order to master the technique! So, shall we get started?