I Love You Mr Disposable Razors
June 14, 2012 8:13 AM Subscribe
Is it worth buying an electric razor, or is shaving underarms/legs with a regular disposable just as good?
posted by mippy to clothing, beauty, & fashion (36 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
For years I bought the cheapest disposable razors, thinking that if they could shave a man's face, they'd be fine on legs. When I bought some Wilkinson Sword women's razors (don;'t know the name but they have three blades) the difference was astounding, much better than I thought a couple of quid extra would get me.
However, I am not very good at shaving. I am dyspraxic, I have sensitive skin, and I am so short sighted that I can't shave in the shower as I either cut my skin or, in one memorable incident, actually slice some of my nailbed off. I am wondering whether an electric shaver will help with this. A friend suggested something called an IPL ('what is this, 1986?') but I have no idea what this is. I was looking on Amazon as I have some credit there, but I'm none the wiser. I'm also thinking that I don't want to add any more gadgets to my life unless they'll make my life better.
So tell me about your shaving equipment! Will a basic one do for the usual female grooming tasks or should I be looking to spend a bit more? Are they significantly better or easier than manual razors? I'm in the UK but I think most brands are international.