July 15, 2009 7:48 PM Subscribe
As a lifelong manual shaver, I'm giving electric shaving a try. What should I expect?
posted by spamguy to technology (41 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
When I shave, I am all about closeness. If I feel a hair on my face, there will be problems
. I tend to switch back and forth between double-edged and safety razors, depending on my mood. Especially with the former, the aftershave hurts like a mofo, but I get the closeness I seek. I tend to tear up my lip.
My girlfriend insists on getting a respectable model of electric shaver as my anniversary present. She felt I was not being as kind to my face as I should be. I have a few reservations about making the switch. How does electric compare to manual? What can I do to maximise closeness? Screw safety. I mean, if it doesn't work out, it can be returned and replaced with a different model, but if electric cuts corners (heh) with shaving, no amount of trial and error will help.