Where to start when choosing an electric shaver
When choosing a new shaver, the first thing to consider is are you looking for a foil based or rotary based device? These represent the two styles of cutting head employed by all shavers currently on the market. They both achieve a similar result, but the technique for use and the feel of the shave are somewhat different. It's not uncommon for someone who is a long-term foil user to struggle to get on with a rotary head shaver and vice versa.
There is quite a bit of variety in the design of foil cutting heads these days, with designs featuring anything from 1 to 5 foil elements. However, they all work on the same principle of a curved static "foil" laying over a cutter block which moves back and forth underneath it. The foil is really more of a mesh and its surface area is covered with holes, sometimes all the same size, or sometimes in a varied pattern. The hair gets caught by these holes in the foil and then the cutter moving underneath cuts it. Popular manufacturers of foil shavers are Braun, Panasonic and Remington.
Rotary shavers are quite distinctive and easy to spot, essentially they contain 2 or more likely, 3 round cutting heads, usually arranged in a triangular pattern. Very similar to a foil cutter, the outer "guard" of each rotary head stays still and catches the hair, while a cutter spins around underneath it and cuts the hair as it enters. When it comes to rotary shavers, there really is only one brand to look at, and that is Philips (or if you have a long memory, you may remember their shavers under the Philishave name).
Buying your shaver from shavers.co.uk
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