What to Consider When Buying Beard Scissors

Feb 03 , 2021

The Gentsscape Team

What to Consider When Buying Beard Scissors

When it comes to getting rid of excess hair, most of us rely on a good old electric trimmer to keep the beard in shape. Though an excellent tool for men who keep their beard hair close to the face, the electric trimmer is not the best tool if you want to control the beard to garner a neat trim.

Beard scissors are perfect for keeping your beard’s split ends at bay, and you can count on a solid trim to keep you looking well-kempt. This blog focuses on beard scissors because many men do not know what to look for when buying one. It would help if you had a pair that would allow you to trim the beard hair with more precision while being comfortable to work with; after all, you cannot always head to the barbers for routine grooming.

Here's how to choose the perfect pair of Beard Scissors

  1. Assess Your Needs

While some universal do's and don'ts apply, always start with understanding your requirements. What do you want to create? What is your beard type? Will these scissors adapt to the kind of movement and volume you are looking for? Those are the questions you should be answering before considering buying scissor for your beard.

  1. The comfort of the tool

You must be comfortable holding the scissors. When choosing one, make sure the fingers' loops are large enough for your fingers to enter but not large enough to loosen your grip. The thumb movement should also have no hindrances.

  1. Blade Length

Of all the aspects of beard scissors, the blade is what is most significant. Traditionally, scissors for mustache and one for the beard are different, but you can easily purchase one that works for both. These tools have a medium-length blade that combines the traditional beard scissors and the mustache one.  If your hair texture is bushy and thick, we recommend you skip the medium one and invest in separate tools for both.

  1. Scissor Pivot

The circular knob-type screw that holds both the blades together is known as a scissor pivot responsible for the tension of the tool. Although most barbers and professionals who use beard scissors do not consider this feature, you would need to since you are an amateur beard trimmer when compared to a professional. When blades are close together, it is easier to snip the hair while also determining the scissor’s effectiveness.

The Scissor Pivot affects your grip and the ability to cut. It has nothing to do with the sharpness of the blade. If you have had your scissors for a while and think that the blade is not performing up to the mark, go to a professional to have it fixed. Sharp blades are required for the face's rugged hair and a smooth feel; they can be a blessing to use.

  1. Are you right-handed or left-handed?

Most scissors suit both right and left-handed folks; however, some are specific to righties that can be super inconvenient and uncomfortable for those who are lefties.

  1. Weight and Portability

This factor is not a priority concern but having grooming tools handy makes it convenient to touch up your beard anytime you want. Most beard scissors are light-weight and come in pouches that you can slip in your bag. Even if you plan to keep them at home, they should not take up space and fit comfortably within the container on your sink.

There are plenty of options in the market. If you are looking for an all-purpose scissors, the one with rounded edges is a good fit as it can allow you to cut your nose hair as well without hurting you. Last but not least, invest in good quality. Your beard will be thankful, and so will your pocket, as the scissors will not rust easily.