Beard clippers or Timmers work better than scissors or any other product to give you a professional and clean look. But, when it comes to beard trimmers (or even electric shavers) they do need to be maintained and cleaned. If you have recently bought a top stubble trimmer over the past few months or even within the last few years and it doesn’t seem to be working as well as it used to or it has a rattling sound inside the trimmer itself, it might be time to do some maintenance on it. Maintain beard styles.
Don’t worry, it is not difficult to maintain your electric beard trimmer, just follow our easy tips for keeping your electric razor sharp, and get a clean shave every time.
If you use an electric shaver instead or a beard trimmer then read Groom+Style’,s article on how to clean your electric shaver.
How to Tell If Your Trimmer (or Shaver) Needs Cleaning
Most modern electric trimmers do a good job of keeping hair out of the inner workings, but hair, skin, shaving products can all build up inside and on the blades, reducing cutting power and increasing the risk of nicks and cuts.
How Often Should You Clean Your Electric Trimmer?
That depends on how often you shave and how thick your hair is, but performing some simple maintenance on your electric shaver after every shave is a good idea.
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Reading the Manual
Most small appliances that you purchase, will contain some sort of a manual or document letting you know how to keep the electric shaver or trimmer working properly and what upkeep directions you need to follow. But, just in case you threw these out or lost them because you did not think you would ever need them, you can use the rest of these tips to help clean and care for your electric trimmer or shaver.
Cleaning the Beard Trimmer
Most of the time when you buy an electric razor for men or a electric beard trimmer, it comes with a few items such as oil and a brush. The brush is specifically used to remove any extra hair from inside the beard trimmer where the blades are. Sometimes hair can get caked inside of the trimmer where the blade is and it can stop it working as well as it once did. Once you remove the extra hair from the clippers, make sure you run the clippers for a few seconds to loosen any extra hair. You should also be using a cotton swab to get inside of the crevices of the beard trimmer to remove extra hairs as well.
Oiling the Trimmer
Most people don’,t understand why a quality beard trimmer comes with a little bottle of oil. But, ultimately this oil is what keeps your beard trimmer blades lubricated as well as the rest of the trimmer oiled nicely. It’s important to remember that beard trimmers are essentially a small machine with a lot of working parts inside of it. So it’s important to keep it lubricated so that all of the smaller parts, including the blades, move when and how they are supposed.
If you do not have any oil that came with your beard trimmer, you can actually use vegetable oil or olive oil for the trimmer. Just be sure not to use extra virgin olive oil, motor oil, Vaseline or any other oily substance because this can and will ruin your trimmer for good.
Washable Trimmer vs Non-Washable
If you know your trimmer is washable, you can actually wash the shaver head under water to clean the blades better. This will help remove hairs, grease and debris from the trimmer itself. Be sure that when you are cleaning the trimmer under water that you place a small dollop of foam on top of the blade, turn the trimmer on to make the foam penetrate into the head and then wash using cold to warm water. On the other hand if your trimmer is not washable, you would want to use the brush and cotton swab as directed above.