Electric Shavers and Growing My Beard

Growing a beard is one manly task. After some thinking (not that I do much), I have decided to grow my beard like a boss. So I have been reading lots of stuff online on growing a beard and keeping it trimmed and I was amazed at how much bad advice is being given out by most websites. I am not an expert by all means but come on, some websites look like the authors are 16 year old guys trying to make some beer money.

After looking desperately for facial hair advice, I ended at the Men’s hair Forum. This forum has plenty of hair advice, including facial hair advice with sections for beard trimmers, wet shaving, growing a beard and even celebrity beards (they have a thread with pictures of the epic Sean Connery mustache in Zardoz LOL). If you haven’t visited the Men’s Hair Forum, then I suggest that you do visit it as that forum is about the only place that I actually trust for beard growing advice.

So apparently, to grow a beard I will need a beard trimmer and I will need to stick to a routine. I also need to use oils and even comb the damn thing. I thought that the most difficult task required for growing a beard would be drinking beer, but apparently not. So I essentially went ahead and discarded the idea of growing my beard in the name of “Keep It Simple Stupid”. On the other hand though, the guys at the Men’s Hair Forum somehow (and magically) convinced me (and just by reading!) that I needed an electric shaver.

So here I am trying to hunt for a good electric shaver. I am currently undecided between the Philips Norelco 6940 Reflex Tripleheader shaver and the Remington Titanium MS2 390 shaver. I have read both the Philips Norelco 6940 Reflex Tripleheader review and the Remington Titanium MS2-390 review and I like what these two electric shavers offer in terms of shaving and how close they shave. I have been shaving with a safety razor and straight razor for the last 3 decades, so it has gotten way too boring for me and I want to experience what it’s like to shave with an electric shaver. Both electric razors look to be giving the same shaving benefits, and they are both priced high, so this is going to be more of an investment than anything else for me.

The Remington electric shaver

Considering that this is my first ever electric shaver, I think I am going to go with the Philips Norelco 6940 Reflex Tripleheader electric shaver. The guys at the Men’s Hair Forum mention some good stuff about the Norelco range of trimmers and shavers, and considering that these gadgets tend to break easily, I would rather pay a premium price and get quality, than have to send the shaver for maintenance some 2 months later.

So, I’m one step closer to being a hipster and one step farther from being a redneck. I think all I need now is some Skrillex tracks pumping some bass on my Macbook laptop (or whatever the hell hipsters do these days).

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