How do you trim stubble?

Hoe trim je een stoppelbaard?

A stubble is quick and easy to maintain. It adds just those accents that give your face more power. It creates a cool look and you don't have to show your identity card when you buy a six-pack of beer at the Appie.

But if you're not careful, it quickly becomes a real beard and you want to avoid that. The perfect way to keep your muscular stubble in shape quickly, easily and stylishly? We'll explain it to you briefly below.

How long is stubble?

Light beard growth is characterized by fine hairs that do not all grow evenly. These thin hairs are less noticeable, so you should leave your stubble just a little longer for the visible shadow effect.

With heavy beard growth, you will have thicker beard hairs. These generally grow nicely evenly and provide better coverage on your facial skin. Just keep in mind that you'll need a powerful beard trimmer because these hard hairs offer more resistance.

Lengths of stubble:

  • Short stubble (5'o-clock shadow): 0.1 mm - 2 mm
  • Medium stubble: 2 mm - 4 mm.
  • Long stubble: 5 mm

How do you trim stubble?

With a beard trimmer, this is a simple job but let us take you point by point on how to achieve the best results as easily as possible to trim your stubble smoothly and accentuate it as tightly as possible.

Step 1: Choose the right length

Make sure you mount the 1-10 mm comb and then set it to a setting of 3 to 5 mm. You can then always set the comb of your trimmer shorter so that you achieve the exact stubble length you desire. Just be sure to trim your entire beard to 1 length.

Step 2: Use a precision trimmer

With a precision beard trimmer, you can trim your stubble perfectly to 1 length and get all the nooks and crannies.

You move your beard trimmer from bottom to top, against the direction of the hair, so it captures all the hairs of the beard smoothly. Check carefully in the mirror to make sure you've covered the entire beard. In addition to your entire beard, trim your sideburn to the same length.

If you're still looking for a good trimmer that allows you to easily trim, contour and style your stubble, the Phillips OneBlade is an excellent choice.

Phillips OneBlade

Step 3: Shape your stubble

Once your stubble is trimmed to 1 length, it's your turn to shape the hairs on your neck. Remove the comb from your beard trimmer so that you use the blade of your trimmer to gently trim away the hairs on your neck from the bottom to the top.

Trim to the top of your Adam's apple to the bottom of the jawline to create a sharp line. Do in a semicircle from earlobe to earlobe. Do with caution so you don't overshoot.

Step 4: Apply contour

Now it's time to use your safety razor and fresh double edge blades to smooth the areas around your stubble. This type of razor allows you to see exactly how to symmetrically shave your contours.

To keep a good view of the lines of your stubble, a transparent shaving gel is just right. Shave away the area adjacent to your stubble with policy. So along the edges of your beard and mustache and from neck to jaw line.

How do you care for your stubble?

There are a number of steps you should take to keep your stubble beautiful, healthy and neat. With a good grooming routine, you will also prevent a common irritation when leaving stubble, namely beard itch. With a good beard oil, your beard hairs will soften and cause less irritation.

  • Daily: cleanse skin and beard hairs with a facial cleanser
  • Daily : moisturize skin with a facial moisturizer
  • Daily : nourish beard with 1 to 2 drops of beard oil
  • 2-3 times a week: trim beard length with a (precision) trimmer
  • 2-3 times a week: contour trimming with a razor blade

One last tip: read our article "What to do about bald spots in your beard" so you can do everything you can to make your stubble grow as healthy as possible.

If you still have any questions, please let us know. Otherwise, good luck with cherishing and caring for your stubble!

Your friends, The Alpha Men.