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Why and When You Should Replace Your Blades and Foils

Written by Advice Team on February 12, 2018

When you use an electric shaver as a part of your daily routine, blades and foils will naturally wear with use. As the blades become less sharp or even blunt, you will gradually notice your shave become less close and comfortable, as well as a bit of a chore.

There is no immediate need to buy a new electric shaver, as replacing blades or foils will bring your selected shaver back to peak performance. The smoothness, comfort and closeness provided by new cutters is amazing.

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Why you need to replace foils and blades

Blades and foils will eventually dull with use, especially when considering that a lot of men choose to shave daily. A dull blade or foil won’t achieve the same closeness it once did and it might be the case that you find yourself overworking areas due to missed hairs. That adds time, causes irritation to the skin and can lead to ingrown hairs.

When you should replace foils and blades

It’s recommended by most brands that foils and blades should be changed every 12-18 months to continue the performance of your electric shaver.

Some men might have coarser, thicker hair and if they’re shaving daily, they may need to change their foils and blades earlier than the recommended time.

How to prolong the life of your electric shaver

It’s important to keep your electric shaver in shape and working at optimum performance. Many men discard an electric shaver which is only a year or two old believing it to be worn out when in reality it just needs replacement parts.

If you’ve recently bought an electric shaver, looking to invest or need advice on how to maintain your shaver, we’ve put together a guide to keep everything in order. Read our 8 top care and maintenance tips for extending your electric shaver.

Foil and Rotary shavers

If you’re unsure about changing the foil or rotary blades of your electric shaver, then our advice team put together a guide that discusses both types and how to safely change the replacement parts.

To help you get the longest possible life from your electric shaver, we make a point of carrying every available spare part for all of the products we sell. That includes brands such as Philips, Panasonic, Braun, Remington, Wahl and many more.

We also happen to be the UK authorised service agent for Philips and Braun grooming products, so if you can’t find what you need, contact us, and we'll point you in the right direction.