Whether a man prefers to have a clean-shaven chin or a bushy beard, he needs to keep an eye on his facial hair. A shaving machine will help to cope with this task. If you get a really suitable model and adapt a little to work with it, you can get perfectly smooth skin or a neatly trimmed and tidy beard. When choosing a device, you need to pay attention to the following performance characteristics.
Hair length range
Each clipper and shave has a certain range of possible length of hair that will remain after the procedure. The lower limit of hair length on some machines is only 0.4 mm. The upper limit reaches approximately 18-20 mm. Of course, it all depends on the model of the device and its cost. A budget machine is usually equipped with several levels, allowing you to achieve hair lengths from 1 to 10 mm. More expensive models maywork in a wide range with a step of 0.1 mm. When choosing a device, you need to remember that the best shaving machine does not have to have many levels of hair length. It all depends on the needs of the man. If he doesn't have a beard that needs to be carefully groomed to achieve specific lengths of hair in different parts of the face, a mid-range model with good power will do just fine.
The higher the power of the device, the less movements a man will have to make in the process of shaving. This is especially true for people with stiff bristles and thick facial hair. It will be difficult for the owners of such a beard to achieve a perfectly shaved chin with a machine with a low power. This parameter can be found in the technical documents supplied with the device. Do not rely on the high cost and variety of additional functions, such a hair shaving machine may have little power.
All razors can be divided into two categories - with a rotary or mesh system. A device with a rotary system has a head with several disks placed on it. They are equipped with knives that, through vibrating movements, remove hairs even with uneven and hard bristles. The disadvantage of this system is the negative effect of the knives on the treated surface. For men with sensitive skin, this shaving machine is not suitable. A more comfortable shave will provide a model with a head covered with a fine mesh. It is necessary forcapture hair and protect skin from cuts. Under the mesh are the knives themselves, which cut the hairs. Regardless of which system is chosen, you need to pay attention to the fastening of the head. On sale there are razors with its unique design and a certain angle of inclination, which allows you to achieve a perfectly close shave. The machine with a floating head most accurately repeats all the curves of the face. This model will provide a comfortable shave and the best result. The number of heads also matters. In razors with a rotary system, the optimal number of them is three pieces, that is, three discs. If a shaving machine with a mesh system is used, then the head can be either one or two, with a trimmer placed between them. It cuts off those hairs that the knives below the first mesh could not remove.
There are certain models of shaving machines that are equipped with a waterproof housing. This means that the blade can be easily cleaned by substituting it under running water. Manufacturers also offer models of machines that are designed for wet shaving or shaving with foam. The first option involves the use of special lotions, the second - applying mousses to the skin that form a strong foam. Such features are relevant for men with sensitive skin, who can experience serious irritation after shaving without the use of moisturizers.
The cost of such shaving machines is quite high, and you need to treat them very carefully. Even a moisture-resistant case will not savethe performance of the device when it is completely wet or if the operating rules are violated.
Manufacturers of razors, in an effort to make their product competitive, equip devices with various functions. A shaving machine can be equipped with all kinds of accessories - nozzles for original beard haircuts, special trimmers, vacuum systems for instant collection of hair trimmings. Some models are equipped with touch displays, with which the machine is easy to operate. On such a device, you can quickly switch modes and select the desired hair length. True, after setting up the machine, the display must be locked, otherwise, during an accidental sudden movement, all data may be lost.