The electric razor is probably the best device that has been invented for men’s hygiene, as it makes it so much easier for guys with a lot of facial hair to keep their face nice and clean.  There are a number of different kinds of electric razors, and guys can easily find the device that works best for them.  There are some downsides to using an electric razor, but the truth is that the pros far outweigh the cons. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons that you should consider an electric razor, as well as reasons it may not be the best choice for you:

Electric Razor Pros & Cons


  • They are much faster – Using electric razors will be far faster than using a regular razor, as the motor powered blades will cut through your facial hair like a scythe through wheat. You can give your face a clean shave in half the time!
  • They don’t need extras – With shaving, you have to use shaving cream or gel, but with electric razors you just use the device – and nothing else!
  • They are cheaper – Buying a good electric shaver is going to be a bit costly, but imagine how much money you will save by not having to buy new razors or razor cartridges for the two or three years that the shaver will run.
  • They are versatile – You can get all the hair around your face fairly easily, and sculpting your sideburns, moustache, chin hair, and the hair around your ears will be much easier than with a razor.
  • They are portable – Shaving with a razor means having a whole kit with shaving cream and all the rest, but electric razors can be used alone – and anywhere, as long as you have the battery charged or an available plug.
  • They are safer – There is a much lower chance that you will be cut or nicked when using electric razors.

Electric RazorCons

  • They don’t get as close a shave, so if you really do not want the  stubble you will need to use the shaver more often than a razor.
  • They are hard to get used to using, and the learning curve on these shavers is much higher than a simple safety razor or disposable razor.  They can also cause razor burn or rash until your skin gets used to them.
  • They need to be plugged in, or the unit will lose its charge over time, however most units can go a few days without a charge.
  • They are harder to clean, and will rust much more easily if they are of a cheaper make.
  • They cannot be used in the shower, unless they are the expensive wet/dry shavers.

Whether an electric razor is right for you will be determined by how course your hair is and the sensitivity of your skin.  There are many electric shavers available on the market today.  Choosing the best electric shaver for your facial hair may make all the difference.  If you decide to try out an electric razor make sure you give it a full week to see if its right for you.  If it is you may never go back to using the blade.