Trimming is an important part of maintaining a healthy beard. Believe it or not, there are best practices even with beard trimming. You need to make sure you are using the right tools and approach. In this article, we will answer another frequently asked question about beard maintenance. I’ll also recommend some tools and beard products to use. Keep on reading to find out more. Why Trim Your Beard? Even though a lot of people say that cutting your hair will make it grow faster, this is false. This is according to a trichologist called Elizabeth Cunnane Phillips from the Philip Kingsley Clinic who has been studying hair and scalp health for over two decades. Cutting your hair has no effect on your hair follicles, and trimming your beard regularly is not about growing it back quicker. It is about great appearance and keeping it healthy. As your beard grows, a combination of factors cause it to go dry and create split ends. Regular trimming prevents this dryness spreading. A well-trimmed beard always looks more presentable too! Unless you are going for the rugged, stuck on a desert island look. In which case, keep on going brother! Trimming Your Beard at Home We recommend getting a professional to trim your beard. Trimming your beard at home should be restricted to small trims that are meant to get rid of stray hairs. If you insist on trimming at home, get clever and use a handheld mirror or even your iPad camera to keep everything in check. Some people recommend using pegs to hold your beard but don’t do this. it will adversely affect the shape of your beard. The best way to trim your beard at home is to follow the shape of the professional trim you had before. To avoid making mistakes, get a trim regularly so that you have a good shape to follow. Getting a Professional To Trim Your Beard It’s always best to get a professional trim from time to time. The reason is, they are professional. And they have a holistic view of your face and beard, meaning they can give you the best shape. Once you get a professional beard trim, you can use the shape to trim your beard yourself at home once every few weeks. How Often Should You Trim Your Beard? The first 30 days: This is where you can shape the beard into its future form Three months: This is your chance to trim flyaways, split ends and guide your beard into your desired shape. Six months: This is your chance to tame your beard and control the volume. Weekly trims to keep it in shape and get rid of dried or split hairs. Which Tools and Products You Should Use As we mentioned in our previous post about how to maintain a beard, we explained the difference between trimmers and scissors. You should always scissors when trimming your beard. They give you more control and help you shape your beard easily. Scissors will also help avoid getting split ends on your hair. Trimmers are good for getting rid of hair on your hairline or below. Remember to wash your beard regularly and use beard oils at least twice a day. Beard oils will help you balance your beard’s oils and help to condition it. After using the oil, scoop out some beard balm and message into the beard to help you style it. -38% Sandalwood Beard OilRated 5.00 out of 5 £32.00 £19.99 Add to cartShow more -27% Herbal Forest Beard OilRated 5.00 out of 5 £34.00 £24.99 Add to cartShow more -27% Citrus Spicy Blend Beard OilRated 5.00 out of 5 £34.00 £24.99 Add to cartShow more Knowing How Often To Trim Your Beard Trimming your beard is good practice to keep it healthy and looking good. Make sure to use scissors to trim anything above the neckline and use clippers for hair below the neckline. Trim your beard after the first 30 days, after three months, six months and weekly thereafter.