I can’t think of another time in the modern age where men have been so concerned with personal grooming. Not too long ago there wasn’t all that much variety in how chin fuzz was styled or looked after, but these days it seems that every person is now also their own personal barber.
Given how we like to take the path of least resistance in general, it’s no surprise that this also coincides with a resurgence in popularity of the electric razor. They’re clean, convenient, and much safer than either a safety razor or a straight one. Not to mention that our skins stand up much better to a daily maintenance shave from an electric razor than they do with razor-burn inducing blades.
The main problem with electric razors has always been that they don’t give that baby’s-bottom smooth shave. That’s not necessarily true anymore and the demand for that close a shave is not as universal as it has been in the past.
There are a lot of products on the market, though, so it’s a good idea to do your research before laying down any cash. Luckily I’ve gone ahead and done much of the footwork for you, so here’s the main things you have to know and consider before buying an electric razor.