Mens Facial Hair Grooming; Tips for Girlfriends and Wives
Mustache, Beard Trimming
I'm passionate about my man's facial hair. His beard has the perfect combination of masculinity and softness when it's at that perfect length. I especially love when his mustache is trimmed around his lips to show what a fine mouth he has. It is a totally different story when he is not trimmed.
He's losing his hair now, and what hair he does have left has gone gray and is very fine. I gently trim his hair up with a pair of scissors (a good pair that I keep in the bathroom) because he doesn't have a barber. Sometimes, I trim his beard after he shaves with his electric razor, and I trim his eyebrows because he has some crazy single hairs that curl upwards.
I suggest investing in a very good pair of small scissors and keeping them in a safe place in the bathroom. I really must do the same. (Have made note).
Facial Hair Before GroomingClick thumbnail to view full-size
Trimming Unwanted Facial Hair
The barber hasn't been an option for us ever since he started losing his hair. When I notice his hair is getting too long, I suggest he trims it. This takes us to the persuasion phase where I have to navigate around millions of excuses like, "My beard keeps me warm" and "I will, later." Eventually, he will trim it, and allow me to get at all the bits that have begun to over-grow. I've found the hardest part about male hair maintenance is the persuasion phase because it can last a few days (it's best not to argue.)
Eventually, (hopefully within the first 24 hours of the major beard- trimming performance) the opportunity will present itself, and it will be time for you to grab your scissors. Take advantage of when he is reading his newspaper, watching a game, or listening to a radio play million miles away.
Extra Facial Hair is GoneClick thumbnail to view full-size
Tips for Mens Facial Hair Grooming
- After you notice that one unruly hair on his eyebrow has grown up to his forehead, suggest that you be allowed to trim it. Swiftly grab those scissors when you get the green-light. It is just ONE hair. There are usually two of them above each brow. You get to both sides, and you're done!
- After you notice the hair in his ears looks like it needs cutting, trim the hair inside one ear close to the skin. There are not many snips, he will sit still for this.
- There will be a few hairs on the lobes—get rid of those.
The Benefits of Trimming Your Man's Facial Hair
It's economic. Once you have found the style that you both like, and you've found the right way to trim it, you'll always have his hair, his beard and his mustache looking nice and presentable. This means he won't ever come back from the barbers looking like the wrong man. Plus, the intimacy involved in the process keeps you both close.