Male Grooming: How to get a better electric shave


 January 4, 2017
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The male grooming experts at Mavericks Traditional Barbershop Letterkenny have the perfect how-to for using an electric razor.

When you shave with a blade a layer of skin is removed, and while this might result in a close shave, it may also cause irritation. So if you have sensitive skin, shaving with an electric razor may be for you, but only if you know what you’re doing.

Electric razors cut the hair without taking a layer of skin with it. It’s important to remember that you get what you pay for when it comes to electric razors.

More expensive razors generally have blades that move at much higher speeds, meaning they’ll cut more efficiently and effortlessly. Cheaper electric razors can actually twist or pull the hair causing irritation.

There are two types of electric razors – linear and rotary. Linear razors generally provide a closer shave and are also better for sensitive skin. Rotary razors provide an easier, faster shave.


  • When shaving with an electric razor, you want your face to be dry so that the razor can glide smoothly. 
  • Use an electric pre-shave solution or a toner before shaving. This will absorb excess oil to provide a smooth, dry surface. 
  • While shaving use your free hand to stretch and hold your skin. 
  • Move the razor against the grain to get closer. 
  • After shaving, protect your face by applying an alcohol-free, fragrance-free, and moisturising after shave balm. 
  • Use an exfoliating scrub twice weekly. Since you are not getting any exfoliating action by using an electric razor, the scrub will remove dead skin cells and prevent ingrown hairs.


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