I have been a guy who has been very particular about his hair since I was a kid. Now, mind you, I grew up in a house full of girls that were super particular about their hair. So when I started to be the guy who used every type of trimmer and razor imaginable nobody was surprised. I have owned over 10 hair trimmers and razors and here is what I think you actually need.
- A great straight razor
You were surprised by this one weren’t you? Yes, I think the straight razor provides the cleanest shave around. If you don’t believe me, go to Instagram and type in “barber.clips”. This account is full of videos of men getting shaved with a straight razor. By combining a great shave gel with a sharp, clean, new blade, there is really nothing better for removing short to medium length hair.
- An electric clipper with guards
When you walk into a barber shop and you hear the buzzing sound of the clippers, it is for a reason. Clippers are one of the best ways to manage longer hair that needs taming. The benefit of the clipper is that you can run it over your hair and expect an even trim. Now, it is imperative that you make sure you are using the correct guard. It is very easy to accidentally use a guard that will make your hair too short. Remember, with body hair, you can always take more off. You cannot put hair back on once it is cut!
- Mini Electric Trimmer
When men are truly dedicated to manscaping, the mini electric trimmer is an extremely important tool. Put on the nose hair trimmer and spend some time in each nostril. Some men even swear by the mini electric trimmer for maintaining the wild hair down under. The benefit from an electric trimmer is that you won’t be removing all of the hair. Rather you will just me trimming it down to the follicle.
In conclusion, the main thing about trimming and hygiene is that you have to stay at it. Using a hair trimmer should be a 3 time a week occurrence. But as always, having the right tools will make the job easier.