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Electric Shaver Recommendations?
« on: October 30, 2021, 06:49:50 PM »
I made the switch to electric shavers a few years ago even though its not as frugal or as close a shave as razors/ safety razors which I already have, I find electric razors don't give me as much shave rash, we I got no matter what I tried with other razors. I had the Braun series 7 shaver which I was pretty happy with, but don't really have anything to compare it with. Any recommendations?


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Re: Electric Shaver Recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2021, 08:31:42 PM »
When I used to shave, rotary shavers chewed my face up the least, while foil shavers (what you have) and razors completely turned my face to hamburger, instead of partly. A basic Norelco corded triple-head was my go-to, and I kept it clean. This said, I wouldn't have called it a "close" shave. Smooth (excuse the skin damage), but not close. Eventually, I just embraced the beard, and my skin finally just stopped being angry, and the closest I get to shaving anymore is running the 2" Wahl clippers across my face without any clipper guards along the beard edges, which is at its best, leaving an aggressive 5 o'clock shadow in its wake.

If your skin doesn't like being shaved bare, the best and easiest solution is to let hair be hair if at all possible, even if you embrace nothing more than a CW drama 48 hour beard.

This said, if your current razor isn't giving you serious problems and you actually want to be clean shaven? Don't mess with what's already working.


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I like the Braun Series 7 that you have.
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2021, 12:39:34 PM »
I've tried a couple of the rotary shavers, but found the Braun was the best shave for me. I replace the head when it starts to irritate me to a noticeable extent. I think you're supposed to replace it every year, but I'm sure I go at least 18 months. The head is $37 on Amazon today.


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Re: Electric Shaver Recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2021, 12:40:23 PM »
I realize this isn't what you're asking, so feel free to ignore, but I am also someone who previously suffered from razor burn / neck rash.  Several years ago, I switched to shaving with soap and a brush (rather than gel / cream) and using a mix of vinegar and water and after shave.  I don't know which of those made the difference, but get no more irritation.


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Re: Electric Shaver Recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2022, 11:07:14 PM »
I've been using the Panasonic Arc3 (model ES8103S) for the last 3 years or so and works pretty well. It is not a perfect shave but very little irritation which is why I like it. I bought one recently for Christmas for my son for $80 from Amazon. So not terribly expensive.

It holds a charge for about a week (I think) worth of daily shaves even after 3 years. Every time I need to charge it I take the head off and wash the parts under hot water then let it dry. About every 12-18 months I buy replacement blades. Did that recently and they cost about $25.

If you want a perfect shave this is probably not the best choice but my experience this is a great choice for minimal skin irritation.


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