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      04-05-2020, 05:14 PM   #1
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Electric razors

I know this has been covered here before, but I have other questions and I'm too lazy to go digging up an old thread.

Since I'll be WFH for the foreseeable future, I'll be in my normal weekend mode where I don't shave for 2 or 3 (or 4) days at a time. When I do shave now, the twin blade isn't quite up to snuff. I have a beard groomer, but using that without the guard isn't ideal either. I'm thinking about a pure electric razor. If I go that route, will shaving multi-day stubble wreck the blades?

Any recommendations for a quality shaver?
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What's your routine with your twin blade? If you are just soaping and rinsing your face before your shave cream/lotion/gel, then you should add an exfoliant. It will make a huge difference in the quality of your shave.
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I've been pretty happy with my Braun Series 7. I've used the rotary head types for a while. They were ok. I found I had to replace the heads pretty frequently to maintain performance.

The Series 7 I've had for about 2 to 3 years. Only recently replaced the head on it. The kit I bought also included a cleaning station which uses some cleaning fluid from Braun in a cartridge. Whether this helped in maintaining the life, I would think it does to some extent. But I have no plans to look for a different shaver.
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What's your routine with your twin blade? If you are just soaping and rinsing your face before your shave cream/lotion/gel, then you should add an exfoliant. It will make a huge difference in the quality of your shave.
I shave directly out of the shower after washing my face with hot water and soap. It works, but I have to go over the same area 3 or 4 times to get all the stubble. I was just thinking an electric would be easier. But I could be wrong. I haven't used an electric since my Army days when I used one in the field.
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Oh and one other thing, the Braun Series 7 is cordless and water proof. So you can take it in the shower with you.
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I shave directly out of the shower after washing my face with hot water and soap. It works, but I have to go over the same area 3 or 4 times to get all the stubble. I was just thinking an electric would be easier. But I could be wrong. I haven't used an electric since my Army days when I used one in the field.
You can buy exfoliating cream anywhere. It is gritty like sand paper (not that bad) and for me makes a huge difference. A lot cheaper than an electric razor, and if you don't like the result you can still change.
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Sounds like you need better blades, unless you're full mountain man in 4 days.

I use to use an electric shaver years ago. I would just go over with the trimmer first if it was extra long, then use the shaver. Never had an issue, I'm not sure I ever even changes the blades in all the years I owned it. I found switching between electric and regular to sucked. My face had to get use to it.
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x2 for Braun Series 7. Give it a month for your face to adapt and you’ll never go back to blades. Very close shave and easy. I use some Afta pre-shave lotion before shaving.
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x2 for Braun Series 7. Give it a month for your face to adapt and you'll never go back to blades. Very close shave and easy. I use some Afta pre-shave lotion before shaving.
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Just grabbed the Braun 7 kit with the cleaner. I was going to pull the trigger on it back around Xmas and didn't, but today we had more than half the cost in Amazon points, so it came cheap. Arrives Friday.
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x2 for Braun Series 7. Give it a month for your face to adapt and youíll never go back to blades. Very close shave and easy. I use some Afta pre-shave lotion before shaving.
Before or after a shower?
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Before or after a shower?
For me, itís shower, brush teeth, shave. Some people shave with wet face, I prefer after shower, but dry + Afta.
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Before or after a shower?
For me, it's shower, brush teeth, shave. Some people shave with wet face, I prefer after shower, but dry + Afta.
After and dry as well.
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I found it very hard to shave with electric razor if my face was not 100% dry.
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I found it very hard to shave with electric razor if my face was not 100% dry.
I figure I'll try it both ways. My skin is like parchment sometimes, so I nick easily. That's one motivation for moving away from a blade. I'll have to figure out the best way for me to use an electric. It seems to me that it'd be faster and easier than a blade, so maybe I'll shave more often and won't have to deal with several days of growth. (I know, serious first world problem.)
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I found it very hard to shave with electric razor if my face was not 100% dry.
I figure I'll try it both ways. My skin is like parchment sometimes, so I nick easily. That's one motivation for moving away from a blade. I'll have to figure out the best way for me to use an electric. It seems to me that it'd be faster and easier than a blade, so maybe I'll shave more often and won't have to deal with several days of growth. (I know, serious first world problem.)
Electric works beat if used daily. That is for me and may not be for all. If I go three days I use a blade.
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For me, the problem of shaving was solved with the purchase of a Braun Series 9 9291cc razor.
I have very sensitive skin and conventional razors do not suit me very much, they damage the skin and then I get very irritated, and after this razor everything is just fine and you can use it anywhere, I highly recommend it.
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If you skin gets irritated after shaving (whether using razor or electric), splash some witch hazel on your face after shaving.
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Agree. I love my series 7 Braun.

Also. Cost saving hack. I reuse the clean n renew cartridges.

Just clean, refill with isoprop alcohol and a drop of lemon oil.
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Agree. I love my series 7 Braun.

Also. Cost saving hack. I reuse the clean n renew cartridges.

Just clean, refill with isoprop alcohol and a drop of lemon oil.
I guess I'm a dirty cheap bastard. Because I combine the left over liquid between two used cartridges.

But good idea. Only issue is if you can even get your hands on Isopropyl alcohol. It's been sold out for weeks in my area along with masks, hand sanitizers, and disinfectant wipes.
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For me, the problem of shaving was solved with the purchase of a Braun Series 9 9291cc razor.
I have very sensitive skin and conventional razors do not suit me very much, they damage the skin and then I get very irritated, and after this razor everything is just fine and you can use it anywhere, I highly recommend it.
Shaving always irritated me electric or not. I now shave with a regular razor but I shave in the shower. I have a little mirror in there and AFTER I shower I will shave. No problems with irritation, don't need after shave or lotion or anything when I'm done.
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Just to drop final 20cts, I own the Philips Series 9000 complete with cleaning bath and I used it only with shaving foam because my skin is too sensitive about got scratched by metals.
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