The only way ahead was using an electric trimmer or shaver, ensuring that the growth was never shaved away completely. I had to repeatedly trim my beard and it was getting frustrating to repeatedly visit the men’s saloon. The only solution was to buy the shaving or trimming gear for myself – a long-term and definitely smart investment since I was not going to shave for many weeks now. The question was – what suited me more – the shaver or a trimmer?
What makes the electric shaver un-great for me?
I feel that anything that tries to shave close without using a blade falls badly. The close shave domain is about the blade cutting every hair out there, from the root, without nicking the surface underneath. Even if you don't reverse-shave, a bladed shave is necessary for that typically well-groomed, shaven look. The electrically powered shaver comes a close second to this option but with a major flaw. Electrical shavers aren’t as proficient as their bladed counterparts. Secondly, they tend to pull a bit too much. I have had ingrown hairs before, along my cheekbone area, and the chances of electrical shavers putting harder at each hair is a lot more than what seems acceptable. For someone who has been punished by the Gods with a shave as stoic as Trump’s ego, this is not a great option. You don't want repeated rounds with the electrically rotated blades tugging at a thick, tough-to-cut growth.
Things that make TRIMMER more suited for my SHAVING challenges:
- I can use the trimmer almost regularly unlike the shaver that has more of a hair-pulling action
- Trimmer is more agile in terms of being maneuvered under the nostrils
- My Philips trimmer handles my chin challenge rather well, i.e. I have a rounded-in chin that needs an efficient but no-cut blade with the need of repeated strokes
- Less power consuming, the trimmer can be used with the shortest recharging cycles
- While shavers need a slight dose of skin-caring solutions, gels, etc., my trimmer does not irritate the skin at all
- Shavers find it difficult to scrape away the growth in my upper throat area…something that my trimmer does rather well
- There are days I find a white dust after using the trimmer, this is dry flaky skin and it tends to fly around
- Trimmer is very safe for working around the edge of lips, nostrils, sideburns, etc.
- Not a big fan of cleaning the trimmer inside-out each time, the usual blowing works
- The most obvious reason - my trimmer gives great styling options where I can literally play around with different beard patterns...also a great way to make the morning routine more fun!!
That slight [Trim + Razor shaping] that works rather good: