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Vavinesi

Thinking of buying electric shaver

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I have been using Gilette Mach 3 for years and like the close shave. I do not Iike the cost of replacing cartridges and occasionally the razor itself. Can anyone recommend an electric shaver like here? Have you found it to give as close and comfortable a shave as the Gillette razors? Do electric shavers result in more skin irritation and inflamed follicles? Thanks.

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Same here.

Switched to electric quite a few years ago. No where near as close a shave. Yes may cause irritation. Recommend using Williams Lectric Shave at first.

I use a Phillips Norelco 3 round head shaver. Had a Braun foil shaver also.

It's a trade off. I don't miss the shaving cream. I'm also retired now so not as important. 

 

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I'm with diyer, also retired and I go as long as possible without shaving, then I'll knock the beard down with a Norelco shaver and finish up with a cheap Schick disposable razor. I also got tired of buying shaving cream, so I went way old school and bought a shaving mug and brush, a little bar of Williams shaving soap will last 6 mos. If you happen to go that route, get a brush with synthetic bristles, the horsehair bristles lather better, but shed bad and make a mess.

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Wow!  At first I thought this was scam from the Gillette company!  Hot morning shower/soap/ Schick.  I keep a Braun electric handy for travel or when needed.  No, I don't use my electric razor in the shower! 😉   I do not promote any brand except Costco is where I shop for such items.

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Top-of-the-line Braun shaver for the win.  [Unless you only shave every 3 weeks, then electric shavers try to pull the whiskers out.]  (Get one of them that cleans itself while it's recharging, with a sideburn trimmer.)  Only have to buy a replacement foil every year or two.  And cleaning fluid every month or two.  Shaves as close as a blade, with no nicks or cuts.  And you can shave while stuck in traffic.  Been using the current one for 13 years now.  Cuts even better after a week or so when your beard gets used to it.  Still works good with new replacement foils when indicated.  Brock Yates (R.I.P., Eliminator) of Car & Driver and Cannonball Run fame turned me on to them back in the 90s.  Tried the Norelco 3-round-heads ones before that; the Norelcos always chewed my neck up, and the Brauns don't.  

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Picked up barbering as a hobby about 40 yrs ago, did some work in a 5 star barbershop.  Not exactly what you would call the classic electric shaver, but you can also get a professional barber edger that can pull double duty as a shaver.  Going opposite grain shaves me as close as I would like.  Skin won’t be as smooth as a baby’s butt, though it’ll get the job done.  These things are durable, spent about 100 bucks and still have mine after 40 yrs.  Blade stays sharp as long as you oil on schedule, but a blade is fairly inexpensive compared to durability.  Hot towel followed by “Lectric Shave” prior to using an electric shaver will give you a pretty decent shave.  I've used all of the brands, currently Andis is my go to shaver.      

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I’ve been using electric shavers and trimmers for 30 years. In the last 3 years I grew a goatee. I’ve used all the brands and have about ten now. I shave at night I don’t find one that’s that much better than the other with an exception. The horizontal blade type doesn’t do as well as circular on tiny gray hairs. Retired I don’t pay as much attention. If I want really close l use circular first then follow with horizontal.


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What about that one military grade one they advertise on weather nation. Tac shaver I think it's called. It works underwater. 

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I've been happy with my Phillips electric razors. Just have to take the heads apart and clean them whenever the shave isn't close enough any more. 

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