Are you still trying to get the best shaving results with a traditional razor? You might think that these are the only types of razors that can get the close shave you want. But that simply isn’t the case these days. The reality is, electric razors have come a long way. No longer are they pieces of technology that rip hairs out of your face and cause a lot of pain. You can now get as close a shave as you can with a traditional wet razor with ane electric one. Not only that, they can be quicker, easier, safer and more convenient. Not only that, they could also be cheaper.

In this article, we’re going to look at a few of the benefits of an electric razor when compared to a wet shave. There mght be more than you think. After that, we’re going to look at how to use an electric razor, so you know everything you need to know if you’re new to one.

Why you might want to know how to use an electric razor

Before we have a look at HOW to use an electric razor, let’s look a bit closer at WHY you might want to use one. There are more clear reasons than you might think. What are they?

They’re cheaper

You might not think this is right when you first read it, but it is. Yes, a good electric razor will probably set you back more than a standard wet-shave traditional blade. But once you’ve bought a traditional razor, you won’t have to change it for years. It’ll keep doing the job well as long as you clean it occasionally and make sure it’s charged.

That’s not the case with standard razors, which need new blades often. Add up the cost of getting these new blades and you’ll soon see how much more expensive they really are. Have you seen those razor blade subscription services that have been growing in popularity in recent years? That’s a lot of money each month or year on a traditional set of blades.

You also won’t have to pay for shaving foam either, so you’ll save money there as well.

They’re safer

Electric razors have built-in safety guards and are much harder to cut yourself. If you have trouble with cuts when having a wet shave, try an electric razor. It’s very hard to cut yourself with one. But not impossible, so you still need to be a bit careful.

They’re more convenient

Having to go out and buy a new blade when one is worn out is quite annoying. So is applying shaving foam. You won’t have to do any of this with an electric razor. Just make sure it’s charged up.

They’re quicker

You have to be slow and precise with a traditional razor blade, but you don’t when using an electric razor. You can simply get the shave you want, quickly and easily. You don’t have to lather up in foam and rinse yourself repeatedly. The shaving process is much quicker.

They can get the best results

You might think that only a traditional razor can get the close cut you want, but that isn’t really the case these days. The technology in traditional razors has come a long way in recent years. That means you can get a very good shave with them. Much better than you might think. Give them a try and see.

They last longer

We’ve already touched on this, but longer lasting razors means it won’t cost you as much. You also won’t have to keep buying new blades or repairing them. An electric razor is a much wiser investment.

How to use an electric razor

Now you know why you need to get one, and the benefits they bring, let’s look at how to use an electric razor:

Get the right razor first

This is the most important step in determining both how to use your razor and how good a job you’ll do. Don’t rush into things and buy the cheapest razor you see. Look at reviews online and read them carefully. have a look at a few different razors in store. Check to see if there are any discounts, but don’t just go for the cheapest. Make sure you weigh up price with how good the razor is supposed to be, and find the best value for you.

Make sure you get a razor that has the right cut settings, and the right other features. Check things like charging times and how many uses you can get out of one charge.


When you’ve got your new razor, start by getting it out of the box and reading the manual. You don’t just need to prepare the razor, but you need to prepare yourself, first. You might want to try rinsing your skin with water to soften your beard. Make sure the razor is fully charged or has new batteries in. Be careful if plugging it in near a sink.


Once you’ve got everything ready, you can start shaving. Work through in a methodical manner and make sure you don’t miss anywhere. Go back over each part of your face twice at opposing angles to really make sure you’ve got the job done well. This is a much quicker process than a wet shave, and you won’t have to be as careful, but don’t rush it too much or you might miss some. If you do miss a bit, this will be easy to spot and take care of later, unlike with a wet shave.

Make sure you get the correct angle when shaving. This is something you’ll get used to with your razor. It might take a bit of learning but after the first few goes you’ll be able to do a much better job.

Once you’ve finished shaving, clean your razor and pack it away safely. Make sure you look after it, and then it’ll last much longer.

About the Author James S

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