Aug 28, 2009
For the modern man, having useful grooming devices such as the moustache trimmer is very important. These devices have become an integral part of every man’s life. Putting off shaving is not an option for men, so every tool that makes it easier is well received.
When deciding to have a beard or moustache as your defining facial feature, it is important that you are able to properly shape and maintain it. In the old days, you would have to use straight razors and facial scissors to make the necessary changes to your face. Thanks to progression in technology there are now powered trimmers. Now you are able to use electric or battery powered devices that can shape and trim your facial features in no time.
These moustache trimmers first came out in an electric model only. They were often large in size and bulky to use. After rechargeable batteries entered the market, manufacturers began creating cordless trimmers. Consumers no longer had to worry about finding a plug to use your trimmer — they could begin trimming your moustache or beard anywhere.
There are many different manufacturers of such as Norelco, Panasonic, and Remington. These companies have making electric trimmers for quite some time. Prices for entry level trimmers can start out at around twenty dollars. The more expensive units are priced upwards of sixty dollars. For a good, quality trimmer you can expect to pay around forty dollars.
The grooming function of the trimmer is typically accomplished by its two oscillating serrated teeth that operate to cut the facial hair. It can trim sideburn, or it can straighten your moustache or beard. The trimmers will usually have attachments called guards that go over the blades to provide an added safety feature. It is similar to electric shears which are used in barber shops and salons. If the guards were off, the hair would be cut at the scalp. With the blades attached to the trimmer, the hair can be cut precisely at specific lengths. Some trimmers come with bonus items like an ear and nose trimmer.
A good, quality trimmer will be built with metal parts and not plastic ones. You can look at magazines and product review websites which will provide you with real information about the pros and cons of certain beard and moustache trimmer models. This is a great way to find out if the model that you are looking for is worth spending the money on.
Although you may be tempted to simply purchase an entry level model because it is cheaper, you may find that spending the extra $20 is worth the investment. With the proper research, you may find that it’s lifespan will be much longer than that of the cheapest model on the market.
Moustache trimmers are a great tool to have in your grooming kit because they have the ability to shape and trim your facial hair whenever you need it.