This is the first electric shaver I've tried, and I've been very happy with the results. I am very prone to ingrown hairs, and this helps minimize them drastically (Though I do still get them occasionally, mainly on my legs). The shave is fairly close, it's nearly impossible to cut yourself with it, and it isn't too loud. I like to use it dry on legs and underarms and wet on bikini area. My main complaints up until recently were that there is no battery indicator, so I'd start shaving, get one leg done, and the battery would just die. The charger is a little inconvenient, because it plugs directly into the wall instead of with a cord and I don't have a great place to put it, so I can't just leave it charging all the time (it would also be nice to be able to use it dry while charging). Also, I did have to do several passes in some areas, and when shaving dry with body powder (as suggested), I fond that it started having some difficulties on leg number 2. Rinsing would probably remedy that, but then it would no longer be dry. Also, shaving took just as long if not longer than with regular razors, and the weaker the charger, the longer the shaving time (all of this is worth putting up with for 1/4 the ingrown hairs regular razors leave me with and the fact that I'm not adding to landfills or worrying about my dogs getting into regular razors in the trash). Now that it has started to dull, however, I have run into some other problems. It bites! When trying to shave my bikini area, if I'm not careful, it pinches the more delicate skin. It also can't shave dry at all anymore, and I'm finding that I've started to get ingrown hairs in my underarms now that I've been shaving them wet. I have found refills online, but the lowest price I can find them for is $35 plus shipping. Over all, this is a good electric shaver for the first time user, but unless you don't mind throwing away something that has nothing wrong with it aside from a need for new foils, I would recommend upgrading to a higher cost razor with more affordable refills if you decide you like using an electric razor.
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