Shaving: you don’t have to do it, but some of us want to, and if you’re going to do it you want to do a proper job. Previously, I have been a disposable razor fan – I usually go for a 4-blade type thing in whatever colour is on offer in the local supermarket. They do the job, but I have been curious about electric shavers. They’re more expensive, obviously, but are a one-time purchase and so in the long run save you money. So, are they worth it?
I’m now using the Philips SatinShave Prestige wet and dry electric shaver. It’s £70, comes with various accessories for shaving different bits (hehe) including a bikini trimmer head, comb, a skin stretcher cap and a travel cap, and lasts for an hour before it needs recharging. The idea of dry shaving made me a bit nervous, but I have been really pleasantly surprised. You can achieve a really close shave that makes you want to touch your legs incessantly for the following 24 hours and, something I find particularly useful, the ‘dry’ option means that you can easily get the bits that you inevitably missed in the shower. I’ve also found that there is much less irritation involved when using an electric shaver, compared with a disposable.
SO – my verdict? If you shave regularly, I think that an electric shaver is definitely a worthwhile investment. I’m going to continue using this one! Check out other Philips hair removal products here.