The beard—a symbol of man’s resilience to the forces of nature and the icon of hipsters and lumberjacks the world over. Many men covet a full beard, but while growing facial hair is as easy as letting weeds grow on your lawn unchecked, proper beard maintenance goes a long way into keeping the mass of manly hair in a well-groomed and attractive condition.Cordless Trimmers
Modern shavers and trimmer ditch the wires in favour of rechargeable batteries that offer enhanced portability and convenience. These are easy to pack for travel and do not require you to hunt for a wall socket to maintain your glorious beard. Cordless beard clippers and trimmers typically come with an extra attachment or two, such as the Philips beard trimmer series 7000 that uses full metal blades and two interchangeable heads for trimming to varying fineness and lengths.Washables
Hair clippers and trimmers like these have heads that are washable, so maintenance is easy. Washable beard clippers and trimmers like the Wahl cordless mens groomer kit include four heads, a comb, blade oil, and a cleaning brush for simple maintenance.Manual Clippers
Old-fashioned beard trimmers and faders have been replaced by their electric powered counterparts, but maintain better portability than its successors. They have handles much like a pair of pliers with finger grips that slip between the middle and ring finger and a thumb hook for handling the tool. The spring between the handles allows it to return to the ready position automatically. The head is a combination of comb and cutting blade that guillotines the hair when you squeeze together the handles. These old-school tools are a great addition in your manly grooming kit because they require only hand power and are generally easier to maintain than electric options.Scissors and Comb
Kicking it old school is generally more efficient in the long run compared to using shaving or trimming tools with more complex mechanisms. All you really need to trim your beard is a good pair of trimming or thinning scissors, a large mirror, and a comb. The comb acts as a guide and helps you cleanly gather hair so you can lightly snip them. This is an inexpensive and cost-effective method of proper beard grooming.