Product Type: Babyliss Beard / Hair Trimmer
Newest Review: ... face - this seems a bit over the top and well a bit weird all round, two get the barber to do it with his cut-throat razor - don't think ... more
The trouble with trimmers
Babyliss 7850U Beard Trimmer
Member Name: darren55
Babyliss 7850U Beard Trimmer
Advantages: A polished cut
Men hate shaving.
It's a fact, a thing we can't deny and I for one hate the daily chore so I decided not to shave anymore, also I'm blond and blond men and beards do look a bit Viking marauder rather than cool urban sophisticat which men with dark hair pull off so easily.
I hate having a beard.
For some men beards are great, they look cool and very much of the moment. I however look like a tramp, have beard hair which is a different colour to my head hair and it generally shows the grey quicker. So I don't want a beard and the days of the moustache are well back in the 80's.
So I hate shaving, I hate having a beard but of the two I hate having a shave much more so there are only three possible options, one get laser treatment in my face - this seems a bit over the top and well a bit weird all round, two get the barber to do it with his cut-throat razor - don't think so or three buy a beard trimmer. Option 3 was voted for by the public.
So now that's decided we have to use the beard trimmer, first thing first a trimmer needs to be reasonably cheap but at £40 for the above kit that's not reasonably cheap. However, it was a gift and when you consider the savings on buying the the consumables you have to buy for wet shaving i.e., razors, cream, aftershave, skin cream etc. The other consideration is the cut, I used to have a beard trimmer ten years ago and well it was like having your beard hair plucked out by masochists who don't like the look of your face. So a friend recommended the above trimmer a year ago and I asked for it for Christmas last year.
The trimmer comes as a hand holdable trimmer which has been ergonomically designed so it fits into the palm of the hand comfortably and can be used to manouvere around the face without the user needing a degree in reflexology. There are a number of heads from 0.1 mM to 15 mM cutting length but as of this moment I've only used two one cuts at 1 and the other 2 mM. The 0.1 mM is for people who effectively want a dry shave and the 15 mM is for those who want to shave off the ends of a paricularly impressive beard.
So far the results have been very good, the trimmer cuts without twisting or scraping the skin and leaves the skin feeling likes it's been rubbed very gently rather than a lawnmower has been across it. There are slight problems with using a longer trim height I've discovered in that the trimmer has a tendency to buck across the skin and give an impercise cut so the stubble has holes and longer pieces depending on the feelings of the trimmer as it crossed your chiseled features.
There are other elements to the trimmer, there is a blue screen telling the user which trim height he is using and a little indicator of battery length in the now familiar set of five little bars. The trim height can be adjusted up and down with a little press of the button meaning endlessly changing slightly bigger trim ends a thing of the past. Charging takes forever and the battery life does seem a bit limited, so far I've not run out mid-trim but suspect it will happen one day.
Overall a very good product with perhaps a couple of technical issues, a bit expensive but gives a high quality cut if used carefully.
Summary: A decent but expensive trimmer