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Bloody beard!

I thought I'd show my "mature" years and wisdom better with a beard (don't ask, Movember challenge!). Anyway, even though everyone is telling me it suits me great, it grew in three colours: black, grey and flipping ginger! Anyway, not too bad when under control but I could do with finding the following:


- some kind of bear trimmer that keeps it all at the same length...my shaving skills are leaving a few patches; you can just imagine: 3 colour-beard with bald patches, sexy or what?! What is it called in French and where am I likely to find one without having to talk to a sales assistant?


- I bought myself from Boots a moisturising cream for skin and beard: it keeps the skin moisturised while keeping the beard flatter and shiny, cool! Is there an equivalent here in Switzerland?


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Old 04.11.2018, 10:45
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Re: Bloody beard!

A lot of men's barbers also do beard trimming/styling and sell the associated products, you probably don't want to invest in the Swiss prices for the trim but you should be able to the right product for your beard .... unfortunately the only I know for definite is in Thalwil just outside Zurich but that doesn't help you much.
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Re: Bloody beard!

I like my Mootes Beard Balm. It keeps the wildest beard in check and prevents skin flaking off due to dryness. And everytime I go to the hairdresser (every 5 weeks), he also trims my bear and keeps it looking even.
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An even bear is v impt 😂

Sorry... couldn't resist...
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Re: Bloody beard!

for example

https://www.fust.ch/de/p/haushalt/ra...z-8287858.html
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I did my homework. Apparently this particular model catches your hair in its mechanism and can be a little painful.
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I thought I'd show my "mature" years and wisdom better with a beard (don't ask, Movember challenge!). Anyway, even though everyone is telling me it suits me great, it grew in three colours: black, grey and flipping ginger! Anyway, not too bad when under control but I could do with finding the following:


- some kind of bear trimmer that keeps it all at the same length...my shaving skills are leaving a few patches; you can just imagine: 3 colour-beard with bald patches, sexy or what?! What is it called in French and where am I likely to find one without having to talk to a sales assistant?


- I bought myself from Boots a moisturising cream for skin and beard: it keeps the skin moisturised while keeping the beard flatter and shiny, cool! Is there an equivalent here in Switzerland?


Cheers.
Just remember. Maturity goes much deeper than just a beard.


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I did my homework. Apparently this particular model catches your hair in its mechanism and can be a little painful.
I doubt that. I've had a super cheap trimmer for maybe 10 years, and it doesn't catch or pull hair at all.
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Re: Bloody beard!

Do you have time in December and are you willing to paint it white?
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I doubt that. I've had a super cheap trimmer for maybe 10 years, and it doesn't catch or pull hair at all.

I would agree that they don't catch or pull, however, they do leave the ends susceptible to split ends...catching on clothing and pulling when longer. I find this doesn't happen with sharp scissors.
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Re: Bloody beard!

Husband uses Philipps beard trimmer. He seems happy with it. You can set the trimming length.
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I did my homework. Apparently this particular model catches your hair in its mechanism and can be a little painful.
Yes, your hair getting caught is painful, but in my personal experience that doesn't happen unless the shaver is moved too fast. Slow down a bit and all's well.

I guess that could also happen when the blades are no longer sharp, but with modern shavers/blades I'd expect that to take lots and lots of cutting.

I want it to take the shaver out of its drawer and be immeadiately ready to use. Unfortunately the accu can't be loaded in the drawer so I need to have one that's fed by cable (no, batteries aren't an option for me when there's a power outlet in easy reach).
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Re: Bloody beard!

I use a pair of scissors and "Trader Joe's Head to Toe". I found that it also works very well on the forearms and elbows when in winter the air is dry and I still want to run around in short sleeves.

But then my beard has already grown long enough to give Santa a good run for his money, so scissors work better for me than a beard cutter (IMHO).
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Do you have time in December and are you willing to paint it white?
I'd need to put on a few more pounds, bring the cakes over and I'm yer man!
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Old 05.11.2018, 18:55
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Cool. I could do a St Andrew's version!
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I bought myself from Boots a moisturising cream for skin and beard: it keeps the skin moisturised while keeping the beard flatter and shiny, cool! Is there an equivalent here in Switzerland?
Have you looked at the orange oil beard treatments? A few of my friends swear by them, and they're available all over Switzerland. This is a good read too...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/styl...aintain-beard/
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Husband uses Philipps beard trimmer. He seems happy with it. You can set the trimming length.
+1. My trimmer has the adjustable guard and also a flip-up trimmer for fine trimming. Rechargeable battery lasts a very long time.

Haven’t figured out how to fix the multi-color (read: age) issue yet. For now, I call it being distinguished.
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Re: Bloody beard!

so this just popped up in my inbox - beard grooming product sale
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Re: Bloody beard!

I use my hair clippers, two jobs in one never seen the need for a beard trimmer unless you want to go all yugo style stubble creative

body shop do a decent no greasy oil much cheaper then the specialist ones
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