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Not as good as straight razor, but worth every penny as a time saver
on November 17, 2016
I have been using this shaver every other day for two weeks now and could not be happier. I have sensitive skin, especially on my neck. I used gillete razors for years, but they would always lead to ingrown hairs and significant itching the next day or two. I switched to a straight razor two years ago and loved it. It was the first time I could shave with no razor burn and no itching or ingrown hairs the next day, but it would simply take too long to shave with a straight razor every morning before work. It is simply not an efficient process unless you really want to spend 15-20 minutes carefully preparing and executing a wet shave every morning. A year ago I switched to a super cheap ($15) Remington electric shaver, just to give it a try. I could shave in 4 minutes flat, but the razor burn was incredible, especially around my neck. I switched back to a straight razor after one month of horrid razor burn. On a whim I tried this Philips Norelco 6400, and boy am I glad I did. I can shave in 3-4 minutes every morning, no razor burn or discomfort, I get a nearly perfect shave (not as nice as a straight razor, a few stubborn hairs here and there and some extremely minor itching the next day, but close enough), and it is convenient for travelling. I still use my straight on the weekends when I want a really close, comfortable shave, but this thing is definitely my work horse. Cleaning it is a breeze. I find that I get a better shave using it dry rather than with shaving cream or in the shower. Definitely worth the money.