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How To Trim Your Beard

Watch more Men's Hair & Facial Hair videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to trim your beard with the step by step instructions in this Howcast grooming video. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Dry beard Make sure your beard is dry. Wet hair is more relaxed and therefore longer, so trimming it wet will leave you with a shorter beard than you expected once it dries. Step 2: Comb down through beard Comb down through your beard several times, in the same direction your facial hair grows, to get all the hair facing in one direction. Step 3: Comb up through beard Now comb up through your beard, against the direction your facial hair grows, to fluff up your beard as much as possible. Step 4: Begin trimming Concentrating on just one side of your face at a time, begin trimming. Do this by angling the comb slightly outward from your face and clipping any hair that sticks up beyond the outside surface of the comb. Work from your ear down toward your chin. Tip If you are using a beard trimmer, you don't need the comb—just set the trimmer's guard attachment to cut the least amount of hair possible, then decrease the setting to remove more hair with each pass as desired. Step 5: Repeat process Repeat the trimming process on the other side of your face until the two sides match. Step 6: Trim outline Define your beard edges and neckline by trimming the outline of your beard into clean, even lines and removing any stray neck hairs outside your beard shape. Tip Wetting a razor and shaving along the edges and neckline of your beard will give you a sharper outline than scissors. Step 7: Comb through & touch up Comb down through your beard once more, touch up any spots that require it, and get on with your day. Did You Know? Even cavemen trimmed theirs beards—so as not to give their enemies a handhold during combat.
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