12-10-2013, 06:11 PM #1
Electric razors, good idea?
I'm getting sick of buying new razors. I don't have like a ton of facial hair but my last experience with an electric razor wasn't too pleasant as the stupid thing just hurt.
Anyone have any recommendations or is it best to just stick with a traditional razor?
12-10-2013, 06:48 PM #2
I just rock the traditional kind, never liked the electric ones.E92 Bren Tune
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12-10-2013, 07:04 PM #3
Well that settles that.
12-10-2013, 07:35 PM #4Member
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12-10-2013, 07:45 PM #5
I've always used traditional blades in the past, but switched to a Braun series 7 last year. Convenience is great, shave is not as close, but damn close. I would recommend giving one a shot. I think most have a 30-60 day return policy.2007 BMW 335i 6MT / Alpine Weiss
12-10-2013, 08:04 PM #6
Well if it's good enough for the world football coach of the year...
12-10-2013, 09:07 PM #7
I have used an electric razor for about 2 years now. The Braun 5 series. I'm starting to get tired of it to be honest, it just takes way too long to shave IMO. A traditional razor gives you a closer shave and it takes way less time. I think I'll go back to traditional soon.John 3:16
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There is an alternative if you dare to try it out. I, like you Joe, got sick and tired of buying the razors constantly. The only reason to avoid buying razor cartridges frequently is to buy a lot of them at once. That of course makes me cringe whenever I end up spending 60+ dollars on just those. Expensive as hell. So the cheaper way is this:
The razor itself costs about 30 bucks which will last you forever. Buy it once and that's it. There are no cartridges but there are razor blades, much much cheaper. I use these blades with the above head:
You can get about 100 of these for less than $20. I get about 5-6 shaves out of each blade so we're talking about 500+ shaves for little next to nothing. Yeah it's an old school way of shaving but it works. This gives me a much closer shave than the Gillette Mach's I used in the past.
The downside is that it does take a bit of practice before you can go fast and shave yourself in 5 minutes or less and not cut yourself. It is a skill that needs to be honed. I would also recommend getting a brush for preparing your soap and shaving cream if you decide to go down this route.
I buy all my stuff from this guy: https://shavenation.com/
He runs a youtube channel showing you how to shave with safety razors, straight razors and everything else. All in all good tips: http://www.youtube.com/user/geofatboy/videos
12-11-2013, 12:07 AM #9
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12-11-2013, 01:01 AM #10
I've been using an older 3-blade Gillette, but I've started looking at single blade razors.... Just not trying to slice my face upCOBB AP ProTune by Bren of ///Bren Tuning
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12-11-2013, 04:17 AM #11
12-11-2013, 04:37 AM #12
Electric shaving has come a long way since the single blade shaver my dad used long time ago.
I believe the first time I cut myself was with that thing. Nasty cuts.
I started electric shaving because of that thing.
The most advanced electric shavers use gel cartridges as well nowadays to compete with conventional shaving.
That said, they are still not as smooth as just blade shaving IMO.
Biggest cons for electric versus blade:
Takes more time
not as smooth
Not as precise
As I shave in the morning, time is the most critical factor for me.
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12-11-2013, 05:23 AM #13