How To Trim A Neckbeard
If you're going to rock a neckbeard, then we really do recommend trimming it to some degree. The majority of neckbeard stigmas come from the unruly or messy appearance. You can avoid that altogether if you keep it neatly trimmed. Let's walk you through how to do that.
Wash and Comb
Before you get started trimming, you want to make sure to wash your face and give your beard a quick comb. This will remove all the dirt and grease that could get stuck in your trimmer, and it helps the hair lay down straight.
if you are having a hard time getting your hair to lay down straight then, you can use a hair dryer to blow downwards during your comb.
Trim The Lower Neck
Make sure your beard is completely dry. If a beard is wet, you tend to cut off more hair than you need to. We are going to start with the lower neck. You can use your trimmer without a guard. We want to define the beard and give it a little shape.
Remember, we don't want a neckbeard going lower than the adam's apple. Slowly define a slightly curved line from the back of your jaw to your adam's apple. Once you have a line defined, you can then go and remove all the hair on the lower neck below that line.
Trim The Top Of The Beard
If your beard grows up onto your cheeks, then it's going to look a lot better with a well-defined line. If you prefer a straight upper beard, then all you have to do is take a precision blade like the zero blade or your trimmer without a guard and slowly trim a straight line going from the bottom of your ear to the side of your mouth.
If you prefer for the line to have a slight curve, then what you do to easily accomplish this is touch your cheek and bring it up to the corner of your eye. This will lift the skin in the middle of the cheek. Just define a straight line right through that peace of hair on the cheek that was lifted. When you release your cheek, the skin will fall back into place, and you will notice the line has a slight curve.
The last step would be to go back over your beard with a precision blade to ensure those lines are nice and neat. You can also go back over the beard with a trim guard if you notice any loose hairs in the body of the beard.
Once you are happy with the final result, we recommend using nonscented beard oil, this will keep the hair healthy, and it also will help keep the shape of the beard. Just remember to wash it off each night.