Man, I messed up when I was trimming my beard today and I bet a lot of people will say no.
But it’s so common for this to happen – and I’ve seen so many comments saying that you’ve already made a mistake or you’re terrified of making a mistake – that Burnt Whiskey beard expert decided to make this content here for you to talk more about WHAT IS TO MAKE MISSING and for us to pass one or two tips we learned from mistakes so you don’t go through the same thing.
Let me make a quick introduction: almost four months ago, I shaved my beard and left only my mustache. Because at one time or another we are going to make mistakes. However, before talking about my mistake and what I learned from it, what does it mean to make a mistake?
What Is Wrong?
Usually, only people who made a mistake know, they made a mistake. Because it depends on your goal, what you expect from your beard.
To make a mistake here, in this case, was to avoid the project I was creating, which was to let it grow in length just by lowering the volume on the sides.
Many people “mistake” when shaving beyond what they wanted. However, that is a “mistake” for you. If you correct it, make the cut even, no one will consider it a mistake.
Moreover, the beard is growing non-stop. Therefore, a tip that I have already given here is not to consider this detour a mistake. Plot the new route and follow. You can discover a different and cooler path than the original and even change your destination.
In addition, that goes for a lot in life besides a beard.
The thing is that I was letting it grow to make this series and the idea was not to take the length out. At most, trim the sides so they do not get too full.
I did this for the first time when I celebrated 2 months of a beard growing from scratch.
Since then I have been doing this maintenance every 3 weeks or so.
I pass the machine with comb 2 on the sides to maintain a uniform height with the chop. Moreover, with the scissors I only trim the biggest hairs that grew faster, respecting the general length of the beard and keeping the neckline always well demarcated.
Another quick way to trim these bigger hairs is to fly over with the machine without a comb.
Moreover, that was my mistake. In a hurry, after lowering the sides well, I did not take the comb out of the machine.
So I could not quite figure out where the cut line is, and as I descended closer to the jaw, I ended up cutting more than I should have.
Therefore, the way was to correct. I removed the comb and straightened both sides, reducing the size of the beard as a whole.
Beware Of The Autopilot
So tip number 2 is: don’t shave in a hurry. Moreover, if you are trimming, do not fly over the longer hairs with the machine using a comb. Or head elsewhere, on automatic.
We gain confidence in doing something frequently and the brain starts working on autopilot on what has become a habit. Which is great. But autopilot will not always help you. This one was one of them.