Great tips and advice, thinking about that safety razor.. might give it a try!
Whether you think shaving is relaxing, an art form for you to master, or a miserable time sink, you probably still have to do it, and anything worth doing is worth doing well. Hopefully some of our favorite products get put to good use making your face a bit smoother, and we can’t wait to hear your recommendations in the comments.
An electric razor certainly provides the most convenient shave, doesn’t require a sink or shower, and is easy to travel with. It’s an extremely competitive market, and one I’ve probably spent more time than anyone should researching. The Braun Series 7 line is my recommendation to anyone, regardless of facial hair quality. While I personally own the 790cc, the 760cc is significantly cheaper, and the differences are negligible. It’s important to note that the 760cc and 790cc both use cleaning cartridges that you will have to periodically replace. That may be a deal breaker to some people, but for me, knowing the sharp object I’m pressing against my face is clean (and that I didn’t have to clean it myself) is a must.
Gizmodo also has a great recommendation for those wanting to dip their feet into the electric razor game at a lower barrier to entry. At $63, the Philips Norelco Click and Style is less than half the price of Gizmodo and my picks. It’s also a great investment if you prefer a method of shaving other than electric but want to keep an electric on hand for certain situations.
Those seven blades made for the best shave I’ve ever had from a cartridge razor, without the moisturizing strip on Gillette blades that immediately wears out and irritates. The “honeycomb guard bar” makes a real difference.
As it turns out, safety razors are not only cheaper than the other options we’ve discussed so far, but also offer a closer and faster shave. If you combine the regular and long-handle versions, Merkur Razors took 30% of the Lifehacker vote, and were certainly the most popular safety razor.
Feather Blades are a great choice, very popular in our comments section, and the #1 bestseller on Amazon.
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