Finally an Electric that can Power Through Tough Beards.
I have a thick beard and shaving has always been a chore for me. I've tried all forms of electric razors over the years in an effort to get a faster and more convenient shave; however, I never stuck with one for very long since they didn't shave close enough, or left stray hairs behind. This Waterflex from Braun is the closest thing I have found to a "blade shave" while also having the added convenience of speed and portability that electrics provide.
I was given this shaver for free from Braun via (BzzAgent) and I've been using it for about three weeks now. In the past, if I was using an electric it meant that I had to shave with it every single day in order to keep the hairs short enough for the electric shaver to be effective (both foil and disk types). This is not the case with the Braun Waterflex. I am able to skip a day, and the Waterflex is still able to power through the longer stubble. If I go longer than two days between shaves I will still have to revert to a blade to get a smooth shave, but this Waterflex electric has definitely exceeded my expectations in its ability to power through more than a day's worth of thick growth and provide a smooth shave. I think this is mostly due to the cutter head having a unique trimmer in the middle of the foil heads (hard to explain, but see the photos I included).
I was initially concerned that the trimmer extension was a bit flimsy and would not hold up; however, the trimmer works very well and I have yet to have any issues with it. I like that fact that it extends in one easy motion with your thumb, but only time will tell if it will hold up for the long-haul. The Waterflex as a whole has proved to be very durable, and I especially like the fact that it comes with a Li-ion battery (4.5v) and lasts for many shaves in between charges. At this price point, that is not something that I expected.
Overall, this is a high quality shaver and, if you're like me and have avoided electrics because of your beard being too thick, this is the electric for you!
1/13/2017 10:55 AM
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