Need a new razor!
July 9, 2011 10:23 AM Subscribe
I need a new razor/shave cream solution that will work on a weird beard and sensitive skin.
posted by WinnipegDragon to shopping (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So I have been using a Braun series 7 electric, because I found that it generally did a good job on my stubble, which is sparse, wiry and grows in all sorts of directions. I could make multiple passes over an area without excessive irritation, and all was good.
It's given up the ghost finally, between a battery that isn't charging and a base that won't seal properly and leaks cleaning solution everywhere all the time.
I've decided that I'm willing to give blades a try again, but rather than going to Costco and picking up the first mega-blade-pack I find, I thought I would see what opinions are on the current crop of razors. All I know is that they all seem to come with cartridges that have more blades in them than a regiment of Hussar cavalry.
Complicating things is my extremely sensitive skin. The Braun shaved pretty close, but rarely nicked or irritated me too badly, and I could follow up with Nivea sensitive skin balm for a good comfortable shave. I know that shave gel/cream of choice makes a difference in this so I'd appreciate advice on that too.