Buying an electric shaver isn’t as easy as many people think. Although electric shavers are much better than razors, buying one for the first time is a little tricky. In any case, transitioning from razor to an electric shaver is a process and you’ll have to be patient. Electric shavers are a great way to ease the process of shaving, so make sure to choose carefully the model that’s the best for your skin and hair type. For this reason, I came up with 5 most important things you should know before you buy an electric shaver.
There are wet, dry, foil and rotary shavers. Of course, they all do the same thing, but in a different way, so you should choose mainly according to your preference. If you have sensitive skin, a wet electric shaver would be the best choice. It enables reduction of friction between your skin and the shaver, and you can use it with shaving cream and water. Also, it works well as a dry shaver, too. A rotary shaver is best for men with thick hair and it has three blades that rotate fitted together. It’s the best shaver for face contours, jaw, chin, cheekbones, etc. A foil shaver can also have three blades. The single foil is best for soft hair that doesn’t grow as fast. A double foil shaver is ideal for sensitive skin, while a triple foil shaver is for thick and coarse long hair. The best way to use foil shavers is by going back and forth in short strokes. No doubt, foil shavers are best for close shaving.
A plug-in electric shaver is a great choice if you’re certain you’ll mostly use the device at home. You need a power source for the device to work. An electric shaver with a rechargeable battery is a better option for men on the go. Surely, you may be able to use it while plugged in, depending on the model, but a fully charged battery should give you around 30-60 minutes of runtime. Because it’s cordless, it’s great to travel with or use it in the car, gym, office and anywhere else you can imagine. Finally, there are models that work on replacement batteries. In this case, you’d have to carry a spare battery with you at all times, unless you want to risk being half-shaved.
Regardless of how much your shaver costs, you should also consider if it’s going to cause some additional costs. For example, a shaver with replacement batteries will always need new ones, which cost a certain price. The heads and foils are also something you’ll have to replace at some point. Plug-in shavers are maybe the best investment, but at the end of the day, it’s all a matter of personal opinion and preference. You may think that some shavers are rather expensive, but take some time to read about their features and specification. In most cases, these types of shavers save money in the long run because they don’t need that much maintenance, replacement batteries, etc.
There is more to the matter of design than just good looks. Because you should always enjoy the shaving process, the experience has to be comfortable and pleasant. For this reason, it’s important to pay attention to whether you’d actually be comfortable with using the shaver. Make sure to look for a shaver that fits nicely in your hand, isn’t slippery and is 100% comfortable. If the shaver is too heavy, doesn’t feature a ribbed rubber on its handle, and is overall uncomfortable, you’re going to hate and avoid shaving. Surely, if you’ve never used an electric shaver, you’ll need some time to get used to and adjust to it. However, even the sole adjusting should feel right and pleasant.
Features and specifications
If you’re looking to invest into a good electric shaver, make sure to know its specifications and features first. There are many additional features out there, such as pivoting head, beard comb, pop-up trimmer, etc. A pop-up trimmer is a very convenient accessory for trimming mustache, beard, and sideburns. If you struggle with face contours, I’d recommend you get an electric shaver with a pivoting head. Simply, it helps with areas around your lips, chin, jawline, nostrils, etc. Also, there’s a waterproof option, too, and it’s good for men who like to shave in the shower. Another few features you could get are display, light indicators, moisturizers, and so on.
As you can see, there is a wide variety of options when it comes to choosing an electric shaver for you. Some are easy to travel with, don’t require gel or water, have a long battery life, while others are less irritating, and great for close shaving. Even though this broad selection makes it a little hard to pick only one, it’s good to have many options to choose from based on your own preference.
About The Author:
Jessica Picca is a freelance writer. Her hobbies are breakfast, lunch, and dinner although writing, traveling and exploring are her biggest passions. She likes learning all about positive psychology and writes about it over at her blog: A Life Less Ordinary – Habits For Happiness.