When someone new enters your life, everything feels good, right? Everything looks vivid and feels like you finally got the one. But one fine day, you notice something strange and you realise you’re back to where you were before. Before you get too emotional and start thinking about your ex, pause for a second because we’re talking about your Beard Trimmer. But yeah, be it people or products, once you spot red flags you know things will get ruined one day or the other. It works that same way for your Beard Trimmer as well. So if you want to break free of falling for a ‘bad’ beard trimmer over and over again, this one’s for you. Avoid the following 7 red flags and get the best trimmer for your beard.
7 BEARD TRIMMER RED FLAGS TO AVOID
DON'T BUY IF THE BATTERY TAKES TOO LONG TO CHARGE
So, you're all set to trim your beard but your trimmer refuses to start because it's not charged yet. Yes, not just you, but your beard too feels the same way when your Beard Trimmer is ‘not ready’ when you’re in the mood to trim. Not only is this inconvenient, but results in wasting your precious time. So the next time you’re going for Beard Trimmer shopping make sure to check how long it takes to fully charge.
Look for a trimmer that takes less than 120 minutes to get fully charged.
DON'T BUY IF IT IS NOT WATER RESISTANT
If you think most practically, the most likely place for you to trim your beard is your bathroom. And the most marked feature of one is water everywhere. So go for a trimmer that’s not scared of water. A waterproof trimmer is not only convenient but also reduces the chances of major safety hazards. All electronic gadgets, including a trimmer get IPX ratings, which help you identify the degree of water resistance it offers. An IPX6 rating can withstand unintended splashes of water, and can be cleaned under a tap. Going one notch up an IPX7 rating means it can even withstand submersion under water. A trimmer like that not only makes it easy to use under both dry and wet conditions but cleaning it after use also becomes a cakewalk.
Look for a trimmer with at least IPX6 water resistance rating.
DON'T BUY IF IT'S NOT EASY TO CLEAN
The cleaning part is closely connected to your beard being waterproof to some extent. Beard Trimmers should be easy to clean to maintain hygiene and prevent the spread of bacteria. The parts shouldn’t be a maze that’s too difficult to navigate and clean. All you should be able to do is clean the blades properly with water. If your trimmer has certain handicaps like non-detachable blades, it may cause hair and dirt to build up and make it difficult to use and ultimately also lead to the blades getting blunt, affecting its efficiency.
Look for a trimmer that is waterproof and has detachable blades.
DON'T BUY IF IT DOESN'T HAVE A BATTERY INDICATOR
We all want to be in control of things that we really care about. So why not the battery status of your trimmer? With a battery indicator, you can prevent yourself from overcharging your trimmer, with an LED light that changes colour once the battery is fully juiced up. If your budget allows, you could also go for trimmers that have LIVE battery status, so that you know exactly how long the battery will last when you turn it on.
Look for a trimmer with a battery indicator.
DON'T BUY IF IT'S NOT STRONGLY BUILT
One of the biggest red flags in your beard trimmer is long-term commitment issues because of poor build quality. We understand it's very difficult to identify a strongly built beard trimmer by reading the description on a website, because all brands will relentlessly claim that their trimmers can withstand even a war zone. But a good way to narrow down your search is to see how confident the brand is through the warranty it offers on its products. That way you know the brand has trust in what they’re selling and you can rely on it to last longer. All Bombay Shaving Company Trimmers with a warranty of not just one but 2 years, so that you’re insured in this relationship.
Look for a trimmer with a minimum 2-year warranty.
DON'T BUY IF IT HAS ADJUSTMENT ISSUES
There are times when you grow weary of your old beard style and you feel like experimenting with your looks. A beard trimmer that doesn’t come with different adjustable lengths limits the scope of what you can do with it, and eventually, you feel stuck with just one (or 4) length settings. So, always go with a trimmer that gives you some room for adjustments and allows you to experiment with different beard styles.
Look for a trimmer with an adjustable trimmer dial.
DON'T BUY IF IT GETS HEATED TOO QUICKLY
When you keep your trimmer on for an extended period, it's obvious that it will heat up because it works on motors. But you have a problem if the heating up occurs too fast too soon. If you’re just 30 seconds into your styling session and you can already feel the heat on your skin, this is a burning red flag (pun intended). This especially happens in cheaper options available in the market. It’s definitely a red flag when you can literally smell burning plastic while trimming your beard. Stop using it immediately and look for better options.
Do not look for a trimmer below Rs 500.
THAT’S A WRAP
And there you have it. A curated list of the worst red flags in a Beard Trimmer for Men. Now that you’re in the know, make sure to always use this as a reference before you go trimmer shopping. If you feel any of the above points in your current trimmer, don’t just grin and bear it. Look for a replacement immediately.
Checklist To Buy The Best Trimmer Online:
- Takes less than 120 minutes to get fully charged
- At least IPX6 water resistance rating
- Waterproof and has detachable blades
- With a battery indicator
- Minimum 2-year warranty
- With an adjustable trimmer dial
- Not less than Rs 500