Should a beard be trimmed wet or dry?

When it comes to the question of whether or not you should trim your beard dry or wet, there are a few factors that come into play. For most men, we recommend trimming a beard when dry, so you can see what you're doing. However, if your beard is particularly thick and coarse or has never been trimmed before (or both), then trimming it wet might be best for you—because it'll make the job easier and less painful on your skin!

Dry trim

Dry trimming is the best way to go. It's easier to see what you're doing, less messy, and less painful than wet trimming. Dry trimming also helps keep your skin healthy because you'll get fewer ingrown hairs by avoiding water on your skin before shaving.

However! If you've got a lot of hair and want to use clippers instead of scissors, dry trimming isn't really an option—the clippers will slip around with all that gristly stubble in place.

Wet trim

This is a big fat no. Wet trimming a beard should be avoided at all costs.

If you have a trimmer, it’s best to use it on dry hair. The problem with wet trimming your beard is that you will get uneven cuts as the hair shrinks as it dries and becomes stiffer than usual. This means that your beard will look funny after drying—and no one wants that!

You can always try trimming by hand, but this method takes longer because the hair needs to be cut shorter than its intended length due to the fact that it has become stiffer than normal while wet (see what we mean?). So unless you like having an oddly shaped face due to unevenness in length between facial hairs, we suggest keeping away from wet trims!

We recommend trimming a beard when dry.

For most men, we recommend trimming a beard when dry, so you can see what you're doing. When your beard is wet and it's time for the trim, it's easy to accidentally cut too low or not long enough. This can cause damage to the trimmer blades or clogs in the blade assembly.

Additionally, wet trimming also has the potential to irritate skin and make wounds that are harder to heal later on.


There you go! We hope this helped to clear up some of your questions about beard trimming and how it should be d