This is a strange question, but I need some help. I'm 26 years old and I've been growing facial hair since I was 11. About 4 years ago, I decided to grow my first beard. However, I have been unsuccessful with trimming it properly. I have a slightly wavy beard and I think that could be the issue. My issue is this: no matter what razor, guide or anything that I use, it ALWAYS trims too close and uneven. Every single time. I've tried countless brands, electric razors and guides, with no success. Here's an example. Just three days ago, I used a new razor, with the guide set to 6. It should have set my beard to around an inch. After one pass, I might as well have used a straight razor. At first I thought maybe I was pushing too hard, but that changed nothing. Then I thought maybe the plastic guides were bending, but even a sold one didn't make a difference. I've tried shaving up from neck to chin and down as well. Hell, I even tried straightening my beard too. No matter what I try, the guides do absolutely nothing and it shaves like it wasn't even there. This is four years of trial and error. I wanted to work it out on my own because I'm stubborn, but clearly I'm incapable so I'm turning to the Internet for help. Is my facial hair just plain screwed up or am I doing something horribly wrong? I even watched a friend throw on a number 3 and go to town on himself to get it basically perfect in 20 seconds. Why can't I do that?