What’s the Best Electric Shaver for Black Skin?
What is the best electric shaver for black skin? As black men tend to have curlier hair than the Caucasian population, their hair can easily curl around back into the skin instead of growing straight up after shaving.
This causes unsightly razor bumps and can be a very painful ongoing experience, so finding an electric shaver that is best suited to black skin means finding a balance between being able to cut sometimes thick, coarse hair with being gentle and easy on the skin too.
Following below are a couple of recommendations to get you started…..
Remington DA307 Dual MicroScreen foil shaver
This shaver from Remington is great for black skin. It is not the cheapest electric shaver in the world but many black men will be more than willing to pay whatever is required to get a painless shave.
Many men with curly beards and the resulting ingrown hairs were able to find a shaver that actually worked for them after buying the Remington DA307.
It has 112 different cutting surfaces which give a quick, close shave and it also has a very useful trimmer enabling you to style or cut beards, mustaches and sideburns with ease and confidence.
To further maximize the effectiveness of this shaver, many men report using talcum powder on the face to help the blades glide across the surface of the face and provide a smoother, irritation-free shave. Washing the face before shaving also seemed to help too – I have a full review of the Remington DA307 here.
Panasonic ES8109S Vortex Wet/Dry Shaver
This electric shaver from Panasonic is also a sound contender for the best electric shaver for black skin. It is very affordably priced at around $100 and has an average satisfaction rating of 4.5 stars out of 5.
It has a hygienic cleaning solution that removes debris and stubble from the shaver and makes it as good as new for the next time that you need it.
Of course, keeping the shaver clean is important in getting a close shave that is free from irritation and razor bumps. Dull razors or those clogged up with debris will not cut as efficiently and cause you to shave over the same area multiple times which will no doubt leave your skin feeling very sore afterwards.
The good news is that the ES8109S features a longer lasting cartridge, which not only saves you money in replacement costs but it also means that the blade stays sharper for longer which reduces the chance of unsightly razor bumps appearing.
The blades of this shaver are also polished by nanotechnology which seeks to remove even the tiniest imperfections from the surface of the blade, making them perfect, flawless cutting implements.
Lastly, the ES8109S Vortex shaver is a true wet and dry system. This is especially important for people with sensitive skin as it means that they can shave with the aid of foam or gel instead of dry shaving which ruins fragile skin.
They can also shave in a totally wet shower environment which may reduce the chances of irritation too.