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Electric shavers: Who uses what and how good are they?
Looking into buying one of these bad boys as I need to be clean shaven for work and want minimal hassle. Please give me your experience.Posted 14 years agoPookFull Member
clean shaven = razor blade.Posted 14 years ago
electric shaver = short stubble.MargeFree Member
I received a Braun Cruzer3 for Xmas from my lady.Posted 14 years ago
trimmer & shaver all in one….
For me it doesn’t work particularly well to be honest – seems to miss bits and leave some stubble.
I don’t really find any improvement whatsoever.
Much prefer a blade. (Mach 3)
ive got a philips arcitec 1095 and its great, it takes the face a week or so to adjust to the shaver but it shaves me as close as my gillette mach wet razor did even under the neck where most leki shavers are let down. great bit of kit but not cheap , mine was a prezzie 😉
sorry forgot how to do linkyPosted 14 years ago
Have tried all types electric razors in the past & two hours after I’ve had a shave it looks like I need another one……..Posted 14 years ago
Wet shave is far betterer for real men ;o)
oh how mad its an auto linky lolPosted 14 years agodruidhFree Member
I’ve been clean-shaven for work for the last 33 years. I wet shave or electric shave as the desire takes me. There’s absolutely no difference in the end result (so you can ignore all this macho “real men” nonsense). I’ve found the Braun foil type works well, and with a rechargeable, there’s no need to be looking for power points.Posted 14 years ago
It depends on how thick your whiskers are,mine have a Desperate Dan sort of look to them so electric shavers just don’t….err, cut it….Posted 14 years agoWorldClassAccidentFree Member
electric as a quicky before internal meetingsPosted 14 years ago
wet shave if visiting clientchakapingFree Member
I find a wet shave less hassle, personally.Posted 14 years agoDelFull Member
flippin eck firestarter – 250 quid!!Posted 14 years ago
well it was a prezzie lol tis great tho 😉Posted 14 years ago
I’ve got a cheapo Phillips one, was £12 I think. Gives nearly as close a shave as a Gillette multi-blade razor. Can’t see as how all these posh spensive jobbies can be sooo much better.
Firestarter; £250 for a shaver????????????????????
If someone bought me that, I’d claim electric shavers gave me a rash or something, and could I exchange it for something else!!! Like an Ecks-Boks, iPod, posh ‘phone or something much more fun!
That’s insane.Posted 14 years agobreatheeasyFree Member
Teacake – you’ll get lots of replies telling you the best thing is a wet shave (I asked the same question a while ago) – then it’ll descend into a bit of a macho men thing “my razor is hand crafted by a man in Sheffield who called Archie who only makes ten a year…”.
Basically, yes, wet shaving is probably better (my King of Shaves is a nice cheap option).
But, like you I wanted a quick “wake-up late, quick buzz and out” kinda shaver – I’d certainly recommend either the Philips (or Braun equivalent) with the lotion dispenser – I got a Philips HS8020.
Seems to cool the razor burn nicely, can use it wet or dry (shower and shave at same time!!!).
Think it’s a good shaver if you use it every work day just to tidy up a bit. If I’ve got a weeks worth of stubble it tends to leave a couple of stragglers that need a quick wet shaver to remove.Posted 14 years ago
lol tis mad but ive tried lots and this one actually worksPosted 14 years ago
breatheeasy – thanks for cutting through the chaff!
Cheers for the input everyone.Posted 14 years ago
Real men have beards 🙂Posted 14 years ago
No, dirty, grubby, scruffy men have beards. Men who live in huts in woods, and recycle their own poo. 😡Posted 14 years ago
No, dirty, grubby, scruffy men have beards. Men who live in huts in woods, and recycle their own poo.
I’d love to live in a wooden house in the woods with a composting toilet, so you may be right 🙂Posted 14 years ago
teacher and another group starting with the letter t have beards (or so im told) 😉Posted 14 years agoonewheelgoodFull Member
I have a Braun 8985 360 complete which does a pretty good job. Every now and again I either leave it in a hotel or the foil wears out and I have to wet shave for a while. The wet shave is messier, takes the same length of time and feels slightly smoother for about half an hour. Also tends to give me a rash. Wet shaving also works out more expensive – the price of those blades!Posted 14 years ago
I found the service from shavers.co.uk to be excellent.MrSparkleFree Member
teacher and another group starting with the letter t have beards (or so im told)
Terrorists?Posted 14 years ago
There are only three beards in College, counting mine, out of about 100 teaching staff. The other two are in the Science dept, one sported by a guy who looks exactly like the guy on the front of the Wheetoes box.Posted 14 years agoourmaninthenorthFull Member
Electric for me.
I have very oily skin, and the permanent round of shaving products and a sharp razor on my face makes my skin more oily, and gives me the acne of a hormonal 16 year old. Not a good look when you’re in your 30s.
Oh, and I’m not that hairy on the chops, so I don’t have the Desperate Dan thing (I was at Uni with a guy for whom two wet shaves a day wasn’t unusual).
I use a clapped out old Philips. I really must get it serviced and/or replaced.Posted 14 years agostumpy01Full Member
I bought myself a Philips electric shaver a few yrs ago for a job that required me to be smooth shaven everyday. It was crap. Reduced from £150 to £80 and it used to take ages to get to all the neck hairs if it got them at all. I would have to pass it over the same area several times and end up with a bright red and sore neck. 30 mins later, it felt like I already had my 5 O’clock shadow!
Tried it for a month or so thinking that my skin just needed to get used to it and then just went back to my Gillette Sensor….Posted 14 years ago
Currently using a Wilkinson Sword something or another with batteries – blades are cheaper than Gillette and it seems to work fine.titaniumtitFree Member
I tried an electric shaver once.
It’s like being tazered 1000 times a second all over the sensitive parts of my face plus you end up with stubble all for what, when you could of had a refreshing wet shave and smell nice with that after balm stuff.Posted 14 years agobrakesFree Member
I seem to buck the trend when it comes to shaving – I have the stubble of a Desperate Dan who rubs Miracle Grow in his face. I regularly get two or three hairs growing out of one follice!
I’ve always used an electric – so for about 15 years. I’ve tried wet shaving but unless it’s a brand new blade it just snags and gives me a rash. I’m sure I could get used to it, but find electric much more convenient.Posted 14 years ago
I spend about £80 on an electric razor and always get Braun – anything more than that and you’re just paying for gimmicky technology. The last one I had lasted over 4 years, with about 6 replacement foils/blades at £15 each – so around 1,000 shaves (works out at 17p per shave). It still works, but was starting to look a bit tatty and the battery didn’t last long so was replaced. My current one is a year old and I’m about to change the foil and blade for the first time.PotdogFree Member
onewheelgood – Member
I have a Braun 8985 360 complete which does a pretty good job. Every now and again I either leave it in a hotel or the foil wears out and I have to wet shave for a while. The wet shave is messier, takes the same length of time and feels slightly smoother for about half an hour. Also tends to give me a rash. Wet shaving also works out more expensive – the price of those blades!
I found the service from shavers.co.uk to be excellent.
Snap. I have the same razor and have had new heads and cleaning fluid from shavers.co.uk.
Have also had the 3 head Philishave things which I just didn’t get on with, I much prefer the twin foil shavers like this one.
I generally wet shave on a Monday and then Thursday but tickle the chin back into shape with the leccy razor on the days in between.Posted 14 years agoRooleyMoorFree Member
I’ve got a remington 730i BMW design, or something like that… It’s ok for the cheeks and round the mouth, but for around the neck it’s savage. Takes 3 days for the rash to clear up afterwards..
Nasty piece of kit. Wetshaves again now.Posted 14 years agoSwiftacularFree Member
Also have an Arcitec 1095, the carbon fibre inlaid one with the cleaning system, twas a gift for crimbo. After being a sceptic for years, and swearing by my gilette fusion, im actually very impressed. Did take my face a week or so to adjust.Posted 14 years ago
We must be loved swift mines the same lol the cleaning system is great isnt it 🙂Posted 14 years ago
tut tut mr sparkle i meant twunts. Lol im only jealous as im not allowed oneandygreenerFull Member
I also use the top of the line philips artitec 1095 whatever. Check on amazon as I got mine iirc for about £150 last year. I like it.Posted 14 years agomudsharkFree Member
I have a Braun that cost £100 a few years ago which works as well as I need – very smooth if the foil and cutter aren’t too old. I am hairy and grow a thick beard for the winter so if it works for me should work for anyone.Posted 14 years agosamuriFree Member
Last time I tried an electric razor it slowed down when I put it on my face, it seemed to pull the hairs out rather than shave them and left about 1mm sticking out. That was a brand new expensive one I got for a present.
Wet shave, it’s not macho, it’s a pain in the bum but if it’s the only thing that will do the job….Posted 14 years ago
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