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Electric Shavers are a fantastic way to keep your facial hair under control and get the perfect designer stubble. Using automatic blades to augment the shaving process, they give you the ability to shave closely or manage light stubble with ease. In this post, we take you through what to look for in an Electric Shaver, and our rundown of the Best Electric Shavers for Men.
Noticeable by their distinctive triple heads, rotary head Electric Shavers employ multiple blades moving in differing directions.
Pros: Great for thicker, coarser hair, and much better for achieving consistent results in difficult areas such as around the neck and jawline.
Cons: Can be heavy-handed, causing irritation for those with sensitive skin.
Foil Head Electric Shavers use two opposing blades with a protective guard. Through this system, it pulls long hairs into the foil before cutting it, sparing your skin from irritation.
Pros: Foil head shavers are great for sensitive skin, or for avoiding ingrown hairs. Good for stubble management.
Cons: They’re generally less precise, and can only shave in broad, straight lines.
Built like a traditional razor but with automated cutting.
Pros: Perfect for detailing, and an incredibly close shave.
Cons: Poor choice for stubble management.
The Wahl Ultima Shaver is a cordless dual foil shaver that gives top results, but is easily transported when you’re on the road. Its shaving action gently lift facial hair away from the skin before cutting it, preventing irritation.
The Braun Series 3 310s Wet&Dry Shaver is an innovative triple foil shaver designed to combine the protective elements of the typical foil head with the ability to follow the contours of the face seen in other models.
The Trevor Sorbie Stay Sharp Carbon Steel Professional Dual Foil Shaver combines the best features and functionality of a dual foil shaver, including a long-lasting charge and a 3x action cutting system, in an affordable package. A fantastic entry level product that will go the distance.
The Braun Series 5 5140s Men’s Electric Foil Shaver again uses a triple foil to ensure it fits the contours of the face, giving the closest shave possible. Able to be angled in 5 different positions, it is more adaptable than other models, combining the versatility of rotary head razors with the gentle cut of foil head razors.
The Wahl Triple Play Lithium Trimmer is a rotary head Electric Shaver that comes with both a precision trimmer head for stubble management, and precision detailer head for tidying up edges. This makes it an exceptional all-rounder product, perfect for those looking for a versatile model.
The Braun Series 9 9290CC Wet & Dry Electric Shaver is a high end model with OptiFoil blades, a foil cutting system that guarantees an extremely close shave. Its MacroMotion and MicroMotion head adjustment options give you maximum control over the angle of cutting, making it a fantastic dual foil solution for the area around the jawline and neck.
The Philips Men’s S7370/12 Series 7000 Wet & Dry Electric Shaver is a top quality rotary blade shaver that uses anti-friction GentlePrecisionPRO blades to glide across the skin while cutting facial hair. Coming with a precision detailing attachment head, and making use of a 5 V-Shaped blades to match the contours of the face, it’s equipped to deal with difficult to reach areas and avoid causing irritation.
The Philips QP6520/25 Oneblade Pro Hybrid Trimmer and Shaver is a precision trimmer with a 14-length guard attachment that allows for extreme control, offering everything from a clean shave to 10mm of length.
Electric Shavers aren’t for everyone, but there are plenty more shaving tools which you’re certain to love. Read more about the top beard trimmers on Mankind, our favourite razors, and for more male grooming expertise, keep up to speed with the Mankind blog.
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