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Foil or rotary?

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The rotary Remington R95 seems to be a popular one on this site.  It was okay and used it here and then however I found it to be patchy and a bit too aggressive for the scalp redding it up - it could have been just the way I was applying pressure to get down to the growth.  I had been wet shaving for a long period of time but then switched to the Braun 7 foil shaver which has been my daily go to now and love it.  It's a little pricey but pays itself off considering you're saving expensive blade replacements. Grabbed one for ~$250 Canadian dollars which is approximately 150 quid or thereabouts.

 

I'm very finicky with my head and tried different methods and landed on the foil shaver being the way to go.  Hope this helps.  P.S. I see you're from Manchester. Who says a Scouser can't get along with a Manc LOL

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North Wales me mate, life long Everton fan, had my first session today went well I think still red so hard to tell how it will look in a few days, back in next Friday for round 2 can't wait I'm already well pleased with it just having a hair line again when I look in the mirror feels great

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Foil Shaver is best

I think Rotary sucks

I had the Remington R91? I think it was

Cut up my back neck like a cat attacked me!

Threw it in the trash immediately

Didn't cut my head...but for some reason cut up back neck like you wouldn't believe...and I didn't even use any pressure on it??

Just caught my skin like crazy..and cut it up REAL good

Shouldve taken a pic for poof

Someone else on here had a pic of the exact same thing and shaver

But lots of other people like it

Its hard finding a good foil shaver nowadays though

And one that isnt battery powered (cordless)...the cord type is the best...full power all the time

The $hit batteries outta China are pure garbage

Almost every cordless device sucks nowadays

My foil shaver is a Braun..but its like 15 yrs old and still going

I would just warn you against the WAHL 5 Star Shaver...bought that recently...aint worth much

Nice and lightweight...simple rectangular shape is nice to grip...not expensive...VERY powerful, but also VERY noisy

And works with or without the cord

And dual foils/cutters

BUUUTTTTTT the foils suck hard!

Theyre too thin..and not strong enough for daily shaving

ZERO pressure can be applied?? Which is impossible when wanting a close shave on ur head!

They wont warranty any replacement foils whatsoever...I tried twice

The foils crack or the plastic lil welds shear off that hold the thin foil in place;S...in about a month of daily use

And they cost like $35 bucks CAN$ to replace

That would be $35/month, ha

Fu&k that!

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just bought a Panasonic foil type today, my use of a rotary headed Philips may explain the redness around my transplant scars.  So far a great close shave using minimal pressure against my skull. With the rotary I used to have apply pressure to get a close shave.

 

Edit, second day with the foil and it blows the rotary out of the water, minimal pressure and a very close clean shave.

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Bought myself a Braun last night at Costco, although I had just picked up a Norelco right after my SMP.

 

To all of you who kept hammering about the Braun, thanks! It's a real workhorse, and lightyears ahead of Norelco (which will be going back to Costco). Hands-down the best.

 

FYI, the model Braun is the 740-S Wet/Dry, currently with a $35 instant rebate including an additional head replacement.

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Foil. They also cause less irritation.

the one i got recommended was the panasonic arc 5. it's not great for the face but the head is HUGE so it covers a wide space. My head is shaved down in 2-3 minutes.

It's expensive but I think of it like buying an expensive car. We spend alot of money on it so why go cheap when it comes to maintenance? 

https://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-Electric-Technology-Convenience-ES-LV65-S/dp/B00JWP8F3I/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1482088274&sr=8-2&keywords=panasonic+arc+5

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First session is done and in the books and boy do i feel amazing!!! I am having my work done at the LA clinic by Mr X. He is a true artist at his craft and in all around great person. I am so happy after my first session and i can't wait for my second. So to keep the convo going i need to pass by and pick up a foil shaver tomorrow and also some lotion for the scalp. Any recommendations on both products will be very appreciated. I will start up a post with pics soon so stay tuned!!

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Any recommendations on [shaver and lotion] will be very appreciated.

You'll find that those are two of the most-often asked questions in numerous threads about SMP. A search of threads that have been specifically dedicated to those twin subjects will probably get you more complete answers than you'll get here.

 

My short answers:

 

(1) I tried a Panasonic foil shaver and a Norelco rotary before switching to a Braun. The Braun is the only one of the three that I find gives an excellent and comfortable shave, and I continue to be very pleased with it after several months of use. The others required considerable more time and patience, and couldn't come close to achieving the finished result that the Braun does.

 

(2) Any alcohol-free lotion should work. I use apple cider vinegar on my scalp, and occasionally a natural coconut-oil based lotion.

 

 

 

*** Congratulations! My SMP was done at the same clinic by your same personable and masterful magician. ***

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Is there a specific model of the braun or just that brand in general?

Mine's a Series 7; I don't have any previous "face time" with the other Braun models, however.

 

Keep in mind that others here will be equally resolute in their conviction for other brands. You'll need to weigh the feedback for yourself.

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i use a remington r95, every morning 20 secs, and in the evening if im going out

doesnt pinch or tug me, and doesnt shave too close

cost me less than 15 pounds (UK) on amazon, i have 3

i dont like it for the  beard, though, i wetshave that

just my 2cents, best of luck man

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i use a remington r95, every morning 20 secs, and in the evening if im going out

doesnt pinch or tug me, and doesnt shave too close

cost me less than 15 pounds (UK) on amazon, i have 3

i dont like it for the beard, though, i wetshave that

just my 2cents, best of luck man

Hmmmm 20 seconds compared to my 15 mins would be a great improvement. I'm also looking for a shaver that doesn't shave to close because i prefer the 2 day growth look.

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