Need a new trimmer!
December 5, 2010 8:51 AM Subscribe
Hirsute man seeks quality beard trimmer to run across face sans guard.
posted by griphus to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I don't shave. I find it unpleasant and my skin gets angry if I do it more than once a week. I also don't like how I look shaved. During the warmer months, my standard shaving procedure involves running a beard trimmer over my (dry) face without the guard on. The result -- short yet visible stubble -- is exactly what I want, visually and tactile-y, but I figure I can't be doing anything pleasant to my skin. Is there a particular beard trimmer which is meant for this purpose? I've been doing this for years but, again, I'm afraid I'm doing something terrible to my skin.
The other thing that prompted this question is that I am growing a beard for the cold and my trimmer blows for actual trimming. The speed sucks, so hair keep getting caught and pulled. The guard needs to be kept on with a finger, otherwise it slides down and ruins the beard. The battery barely holds charge anymore. And, it seems that my beard is far too thick for this trimmer to do a decent job. So, I need a new, good trimmer that is hopefully under $50 and can satisfy the pleasant-no-guard-trimming requirement. Availability on the Internet (esp. Amazon) is a plus, but I live in NYC so I can pretty much get my hands on anything.
(Also, any beard-trimming tricks/tips would be appreciated. I'm pretty good at it, but not so great.)