Well Groomed: The Best Corded Beard Trimmer On The Market

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I love a beard as much as the next person does, but there are good beards and there are not-so-good beards (no such thing as a bad beard, however, just a bad owner).

The dream beard is like a well-trained dog – full of character and bounce, but tamed enough to sit nicely on its own. Whether you’re a five o’clock shadow kinda guy, or a full-on Santa Claus, a beard trimmer should be your best friend, which is why I’ve found the ultimate beard grooming product for you.

When it comes down to nature vs nurture, I’m opting for nuture – your beard needs to be taken care of as much as you do, and Wahl has very kindly created an amazing corded beard trimmer to help keep you looking sharp, however much face-fuzz you’re sporting.

If you’re wondering why I’ve chosen this beard trimmer out of all the beard trimmers in the world, you’re in luck – I’m about to impart all of my beard knowledge upon you, so buckle up and get comfy…


Criteria


When it comes to buying a beard trimmer, there are a few important things to keep an eye out for. I’ve listed some of the top criteria to consider before letting anything with a blade near your pride and joy.

Lads, I’ll be honest, size does matter. Think about the length of your facial family-jewel before you invest in a trimmer for it, or find one with multiple settings so you can always keep your beard in good nick.

Ideally, your beard trimmer will have different combs to easily help you create or maintain a certain length of beard. Look for something with different beard guards, too, to help keep your grooming precise and neat.

Think about what you’ll be doing with the beard trimmer, other than just trimming your beard, obviously. Got stray nose hairs? Be honest, it’s a yes. Will you be using it for more… delicate areas? Also be honest, it’s probably a yes.

If so, go for a trimmer that will help you tackle these areas and comes with different attachments so that you don’t accidentally butcher yourself. Some people apparently use their beard trimmers on their cats, so if that’s your thing, stay safe and use the blade guard, for the love of God. And maybe get out and socialize a little bit more.

You want ultimate control while trimming your beard, so opt for something that is comfortable to hold but grippy enough to make sure you can keep a steady hand while you work.


The Size Of The Beard Trimmer Is Important!


Depending on what you’ll be using it for most, or where you’ll be using it – portable trimmers are great for anyone who travels frequently and wants to stay looking sharp.

In a dream world, all of our electrical goods would charge quickly and never run out of battery halfway through a job. Realistically, however, this kind of thing happens all the time and is incredibly frustrating, especially when you’re in a rush.

Look for something that charges quickly and holds its power, or opt for a corded trimmer that is always ready to go. Bear in mind that you may need an adaptor for a corded trimmer if you’re looking to use it overseas, however.

Rechargeable groomers are great for travel as you can use them without a power socket if they’re already fully-charged – ideal for unexpected airport layovers.

Trimmers that offer different speed settings are always going to be high up on my list – nice and slow for beginners or tricky areas, but speedy when you need to do something easy, quickly. If you’re buying your first beard grooming product, go for something super user-friendly and make things as easy as possible for yourself.


Brands


Who you buy from can also make a big difference in how happy you feel with your purchase. While I’m all about buying local and supporting smaller businesses when it comes to my coffee, when it comes to having blades near my face, I want something I can really trust.

Bigger brands tend to have better, more solid refund/ warranty/ replacement guidelines in place, so you know you’re always covered if something goes wrong.

They are also generally more reliable when it comes to delivery than a random guy on Ebay selling a product from a brand you’ve never heard of but has a knock-off logo similar to a bigger brand. Yes, money plays a role, but buying cheap/ fake items will only ever lead to disappointment and a botched beard. Not ideal.


Whats Your Budget?


Despite what I say above, don’t immediately opt for the most expensive product just because you recognize the brand; some cheaper products offer the same great value without breaking the bank, but will warrant a bit more research if you’re not sure you’re familiar with the brand.

Think about how often you’ll be using the trimmer – for the hirsute honeys amongst you, you’ll probably want, or need, to splash out a little bit more in order to keep your beard looking well-groomed all the time. Those of you opting for a subtler, shorter look can get away with the less expensive options, lucky things.


Product Overview


Wahl Colour Pro Complete - beard grooming

So, the Wahl. This clipper kit does exactly what it says on the tin – it offers eleven different, color-coded clippers to help you achieve and maintain whatever look you’re after. This beard trimmer is corded so can run for as long as needed – its heavy-duty motor means it works hard the whole time you’re using it.

The multitude of clippers offered means that you can choose whatever style you like, safe in the knowledge that you’ll get an even trim. The blades are self-sharpening, so you don’t have to worry about dull or blunt blades ruining your look, and there’s no faffing around with replacement blades.

If you’d rather go freestyle, you can simply adjust the taper length to suit whatever you’re after – it’s easy to do and will ensure a great, even beard length if that’s what you’re after, or you can go wild and create patterns in your facial hair, not that I’d necessarily recommend this, unless you’re twelve and want a Nike tick on your chin…

This product comes with a storage case, which makes looking after it really easy. Having everything in one handy place obviously means less chance of damaging or losing an essential bit of kit. Speaking of kit, you’re not just getting a beard trimmer with this purchase – Wahl has helpfully included scissors, a barber-style comb, a brush to clean all the clippers with and some blade oil so you can maintain everything from home. How generous of them.


Pros And Cons


There are quite clearly going to be a lot of pros with this product, seeing as it’s my favorite beard trimmer currently on the market.

Let’s start with the basics – this product actually works. Always important, I know, but it really does deliver on its promises. The clippers all vary in length, which is great for anyone who wants to experiment or play around with their style.

You can also easily choose whatever clipper best suits your current beard-length and stick to that one alone in order to maintain a sharp, professional look – making this the best beard grooming product for styling at home.

Money-wise, this product is a steal at just over $20. Think about how much you’d pay in a barber’s or salon for beard maintenance – this trimmer helps you achieve the same, professional look without breaking the bank. For a small investment, you can create a salon-fresh look in the comfort of your own home.

This trimmer is multi-use – you can use it for pretty much any hair on your body, provided you’re careful. The trimmer itself is pretty wide so if you’re looking to do some below-the-belt manscaping, make sure you have a steady hand – any yoga experience will also come in handy at this point as you’ll need to be pretty flexible.

Other than that, you can use it for head hair, as well as chest and back hair if needed, thanks to the variety of settings and lengths you have to choose from.


Conclusion


Wahl knows what they’re doing with this trimmer and have given it a nice, comfy texture so that you can easily grip it and have complete control over what you’re doing without having to worry about it slipping anywhere – clammy-handed gents, rejoice! They’ve also made this product nice and quiet, so you don’t need to bother with earmuffs while you use it, always a bonus.

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