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Mens Electric shaver advice

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banned8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
Bought a new Remington rotary electric shaver yesterday, used it twice. Each time it has ripped by neck to shreds! Anyone have the same experience with an electric shaver? Is my skin just getting used to it as it is new?

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banned8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
My ex used to have the same problem until he bought a phillips cool skin shaver. They are really good so im told

http://www.ciao.co.uk/Philips_HQ_7782_COOL_S__6367923
#2
this is what electric shavers do they are no substiute for a wet shave!! His skin will not get used to it sadly:x
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adamsxi
this is what electric shavers do they are no substiute for a wet shave!! His skin will not get used to it sadly:x



umm. no. i had same problem. couldnt wet shave as it was extremely uncomfortable. i found philips cool skin shavers amazing. Plus they can be used wet.
neck burn happens mostly as the skin is still soft and flexible, usually a problem younger men have until they eventually have skin like leather lol. Im 32 and still have soft skin :oops: and find my coolskin shaver a blessing. Other tips are to pull the skin taught whilst shaving to allow the razor to glide over the skin, as its when the skin 'bunches' up and gets caught by the razor that the causes the burn. there are also powders and oils which also help electric razors glide more easily over the skin to avoid the irritation.
banned#4
adamsxi
this is what electric shavers do they are no substiute for a wet shave!! His skin will not get used to it sadly:x


Wet shave is even worse, hence why I use electric. Surely it isnt meant to do that, it looks like I survived a hanging!
#5
i use this model http://images.littlewoodsdirect.com/is/image/Littlewoods/pk257v04m?fmt=jpeg&size=240,360&color=255,255,255&defaultImage=/Littlewoods/imageunavailable&wid=240&hei=360&qlt=80
banned#6
shanecr
umm. no. i had same problem. couldnt wet shave as it was extremely uncomfortable. i found philips cool skin shavers amazing. Plus they can be used wet.
neck burn happens mostly as the skin is still soft and flexible, usually a problem younger men have until they eventually have skin like leather lol. Im 32 and still have soft skin :oops: and find my coolskin shaver a blessing. Other tips are to pull the skin taught whilst shaving to allow the razor to glide over the skin, as its when the skin 'bunches' up and gets caught by the razor that the causes the burn. there are also powders and oils which also help electric razors glide more easily over the skin to avoid the irritation.


Cheers for the tips, I'll wait for the swelling to go down and the blood to dry and try again!

Im 26 so looks like this will be a problem for me - I'm not buying a new shaver now! Rep for you:thumbsup:
banned#7
hankmarvin4
Wet shave is even worse, hence why I use electric. Surely it isnt meant to do that, it looks like I survived a hanging!


No it's not meant to, though I've never used a rotary only straight shavers.
banned#8
lumoruk
No it's not meant to, though I've never used a rotary only straight shavers.


I always have straight ones - fancied a change, big mistake!
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You could try this
http://www.shavers.co.uk/shopping.php?product_id=391

I use a Phillishave which can be adjusted for sensitive skin however generally shavers usually say it takes several days for your skin to get used to the shaver.
#10
Have you give a foil types a try? I just got this one a few weeks ago (it is on offer atm if you can find stock)
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4431369/Trail/searchtext%3EREMMINGTON.htm
It's not the fastest I've had but it does a good job and is gentle.

The previous remmington foil I used everyday for probably 5 years and it's actually still going strong (had about 5 sets of foils). It was similar to this one http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4426415/Trail/searchtext%3EREMMINGTON.htm
It was nice and fast but not quite as gentle as the newer model above.

Never had much luck with the rotary shavers they just seem to want to pluck the hairs out.
#11
My husband has the same problem if his skin is damp, try shaving before getting washed in the morning when your skin is really dry, apparently it is much more comfortable and does not drag the skin causing irritaion. :thumbsup:
#12
something like this will help those affected when the skin is not completely dry http://www.shavers.co.uk/shopping.php?product_id=391

i find a good moisturizer afterwards and the coolskin lotion when shaving works for me. And you should allow 2 weeks for a razor to 'bed in'
#13
I bought hubby a Remmington last year, over £100.....both he and son tried it and it ripped thier faces to bits, was titanium or something. I persuaded Argos to take it back as faulty.
banned#14
Cheers all, I'll give it a few weeks and see if it improves.
#15
NovaStar
Have you give a foil types a try? I just got this one a few weeks ago (it is on offer atm if you can find stock)
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4431369/Trail/searchtext%3EREMMINGTON.htm
It's not the fastest I've had but it does a good job and is gentle.

The previous remmington foil I used everyday for probably 5 years and it's actually still going strong (had about 5 sets of foils). It was similar to this one http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4426415/Trail/searchtext%3EREMMINGTON.htm
It was nice and fast but not quite as gentle as the newer model above.

Never had much luck with the rotary shavers they just seem to want to pluck the hairs out.

ahh... the thread I was going to start.
I lost my shaver in the USA. So I bought a Cruzer 4. but it took 35minutes just to shave my face because all it was doing was taking clumps of hair and pulling them (after just 5days growth) took it back to Argos. Then bought the 1 you linked to from Argos..a Remington FF600. This took me 25minutes and was not as painful, but it still hurt and ripped me up, but even though I went over and over, it kept missing hairs left right and centre. So now that has gone back.

No idea what to get next.
My first (and best) was a yellow Braun or Remington but cant be sure as I have lost it. So cant understand why I had these problems this time around
#16
I didnt like the cool phillishave 7782hq. I used it for a year and the battery died and i couldnt figure out how to change the battery. Shaving was fine. i think they have battery issues. (read elsewhere)
(any advice on this would be welcome. I did manage to get into the battery compartment)

I recently got one in the argos sale for 44..99. (HQ7390 model)

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4431259/c_1/1|cat_10199659|Men%27s+grooming|10199726/Trail/searchtext%3EPHILIPS.htm

Although this doesnt have a section to add liquid pouches I just flip open top and rinse with water. It saves on buying pouches and replacing battery as it works from mains and has a 30 min recharge. Its also only 44.99 which means its cheaper to replace. The water makes shaving smoother and less rough to skin. The shaving top feels smooth too.

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