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Choosing the Best Beard Kit: Easy Tips to Help You Get the Best for Less

Updated on May 9, 2012

When you’re looking for a beard kit online, there’s so much to consider. The choice of beard kits available today may leave you feeling a little unsure, but, don’t opt for the first one you find. It may be easier, but with a little research, you’ll be able to get the best beard kit possible for the best price. Let’s look at some of the things you should consider.

Beard and Skin Type

This is perhaps the most important consideration when you’re searching for the best beard kit online. You should remember that everyone is different and that your beard and skin type won’t be the same as your friend’s, for example. If someone recommends a beard kit, always ask about their skin and beard type to see if it’s similar to your own.

If you have a very coarse beard, you may need a trimmer that is more powerful than others. It will need more torque to help cut the hair quickly and cleanly. Too little torque may cause skin irritation during and after you’ve used the trimmer. If the trimmer you’ve chosen pulls at the beard, it’s not powerful enough, and you should exchange it for another one.

Beard Length

This is something you should also keep in mind in your search for the best beard kit. Most beard kits come with additional attachments, or the trimmer head itself may be adjustable. This usually means that a beard kit will be able to trim someone’s beard within a certain range of lengths. Usually attachments range from around half an inch to 0.05 inches. This range gives you the option of having a longer beard or just leaving barely-there stubble. The best beard kit will be easy to use, so avoid kits that offer loose adjustable plastic guides. These can be tricky to use properly.

Storage and Ease of Use

The best beard kit will be easy to use and store. This may be an important consideration if you travel a lot and need to pack the kit as part of your luggage. Most beard kits that are available today will include some kind of a storage pouch that will hold all the attachments, but if you’re looking to save space and hassle, a kit that contains a trimmer with an adaptable head may be the best option.

Charger and Battery Type

You should also look at the charger offered with the beard kit you want to purchase. Some kits have trimmers that can plug directly into an electrical socket, and usually these trimmers can be used while charging. Other beard kits come with a special stand that doubles as storage and a charger. Beard kits that come with a stand like this won’t be usable while in charge. It’s also best to choose a kit that has a trimmer with a reasonable battery life and use times when fully charged. Lithium ion batteries tend to hold charges for much longer, and may offer more use between each charge.

Blade Types

The best beard kit will include a trimmer that has durable blades. You should have a choice between ceramic-coated blades and blades made from carbon steel. Both these types of blades are far more durable than others and may also offer better value for money. Some trimmers even have self-sharpening blades, and this is particularly helpful if you can’t be bothered to spend the time to do maintenance or blade sharpening.

Manufacturer’s Warrantee

Last, also look for a decent warrantee. The longer the warrantee is, the better. Some beard kits have warrantees of up to three years, so once you find a good product, always check to see how long the product warrantee is for.


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