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#95439 - 01/29/12 08:18 AM "personal" shavers - help???
girlproblems Offline
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Registered: 01/09/12
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
my skin is extremely sensitive on my bikini/genital area (of course.) shaving, waxing, sugaring, etc. have all left me with red bumps, irritation, scars, and/or whiteheads. i recently heard about "personal" aka pubic shavers and i'm wondering which one i should try.... the prominent ones online are....

Hair eRazor
Seiko Cleancut
Body Bare

does anyone have any insight on which is best? i have EXTREMELY sensitive skin.

thanks!

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#95441 - 01/29/12 11:08 AM Re: "personal" shavers - help??? [Re: girlproblems]
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There have been positive mentions about Seiko Cleancut in this forum, and the Amazon reviews are encouraging. Supposed to give the closest shave of them all. Made in Japan.

So for me that's the one I'd try. The only reason why I haven't done so yet, is because I'm too embarrassed to use an electrical shaver when there's a man in the house.

Have you considered electrolysis? It's really helping me with this problem.

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#95445 - 01/29/12 07:27 PM Re: "personal" shavers - help??? [Re: impossable]
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thank you for your response -- i agree, i have read many positive reviews on the Seiko, but the eRazor has a lot as well... i'll let you know which one i purchase and how well it works for me.

i have considered electrolysis, but to be quite honest, i'm terrified. i have heard of irritation occuring after electrolysis treatments, and therefore i can conclude it is not for me. my skin is so sensitive that when it is irritated at all, it lasts for weeks. also, i am a student and don't have the money for repetitive, expensive treatments! i am glad to hear that it is working for you though, and i'm sure it works for many others as well. i can imagine that hair being permanently removed is bliss, but i don't mind the upkeep. i just need something that works for my skin!

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#95452 - 01/29/12 09:55 PM Re: "personal" shavers - help??? [Re: girlproblems]
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Seiko Cleancut is by far the best. Body bare is complete junk. I've had my Seiko Cleancut for many years and it shaves as close as a razor without any razor burn or bumps. Just make sure to use powder like the instructions say. Another tip- get a C battery to AA battery converter and use a rechargeable AA battery instead of the C battery.
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#95494 - 01/31/12 07:17 AM Re: "personal" shavers - help??? [Re: Trimmed]
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thanks for the tips -- i am leaning toward the Seiko. the more i read about it, the better it looks! just wondering, do you use it on the pubic area yourself? and your skin doesn't react badly at all? i'm very glad to hear it gives a close shave.. that's also very important to me, i'm one of those people who likes to be "baby smooth" at all times.

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#95508 - 01/31/12 11:45 PM Re: "personal" shavers - help??? [Re: girlproblems]
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Yep, I use it almost exclusively on my pubic hair (and being a guy, some areas are tricky) and no bumps or irritation at all. I've been using it daily for many years.
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#96886 - 03/20/12 08:38 AM Re: "personal" shavers - help??? [Re: Trimmed]
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Why done you go with the laser treatment. Just once and it is done...


Edited by James W. Walker VII (03/27/12 12:24 PM)

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#99206 - 06/05/12 03:28 AM Re: "personal" shavers - help??? [Re: ]
Trimmed Offline
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Originally Posted By: Shorne
My professional advice about hair removal and sensitive skin.

Never use the depilatory cremes or gels to remove hair especially on your face or bikini line as burns can result and there is also there is the question of lasting skin damage in later life. All hair removal cremes have caustic chemicals in them like calcium hydroxide or thioglycolates and The FDA mandates that must all have printed warnings printed on them but sadly no one reads these until too late.
http://www.petitiononline.com/kj8627/petition.html

http://www.hair-removal-lotion.info/tag/chemical-skin-burns/

http://www.epinions.com/content_2543231108?sb=1

Waxing, threading or sugaring is not a good alternative. These methods are painful and leave a hole in the skin where the hair once grew and this can fill up with bacteria like staphylococcus aureus and cause painful infections and again permanent skin damage or discoloration.
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/bikini-waxing-dangers

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Womens-Health/Brazilian-waxing-vaginal-tear/show/432760

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29773433/ns/...tate-weigh-ban/

Laser hair removal at home (IPL - Intense Pulsed light) or in the salon is both expensive and painful and doesn't always work. Serious skin burns can result.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,323225,00.html

http://www.realself.com/question/laser-hair-removal-stomach-burned

The adverts will never tell you that any wet blade razor scrapes away not only the unwanted hair but also the top layer of your skin, the epidermis, from which the hair grows. This wet shaving damages the skin and causes the familiar shaver rash and shaver burn that millions complain of. The skin is trying to tell you it has been injured and not to shave like this again. Wet razor blade shaving is the primary cause of painful ingrown hairs as well as a razor used in the direction of hair growth makes the hair bend and lie down next to the skin and then the blade slices the end of the hair diagonally and not straight across. The thin sliced end then bends inwards and downwards and grows into the skin where it becomes infected. Stop wet shaving.

Constant wet shaving can also produce changes in pigmentation resulting permanent skin discoloration for example in your underarms or bikini line.

The explanation for the myth that many believe - "shaving causes the hair to grow back thicker" - is because they wet shave with a blade. Any doctor will tell you this increased hair growth is biologically impossible. See http://www.bestbodyshaver.com/shaving-myths/ for a renowned Mayo Clinic doctor's advice. The real cause is the method of shaving and using the correct shaver will solve this issue immediately as well as cheaply. The water used during razor blade shaving, is absorbed by the skin cells though the process called osmosis and they swell up. You will have seen this effect if you stay in the water too long and your skin gets the wrinkled "prune" look which makers it impossible for a blade to cut the hair close to the skin. This water absorption causes the skin surface to puff up and the swollen skin cells ride up the hair shaft, concealing the base of the hair so that the blade cannot reach it to cut it. Once you finish shaving the skin dries out and the skin cells deflate again as the water has evaporated. This causes the uncut portion of the hair to reappear.

The answer is to DRY shave with one of the new personal shavers like the Bare It All personal shaver and bikini trimmer at www. BestBodyShaver.com and NEVER one of those face shavers, with coarse foils that may be self described as a personal shavers. Purpose built body shavers are designed with special foils to let the hair be cut without the blades touching and injuring the skin. You have to trim the hair first to short stubble length to make it stand up and away from the skin. The Bare It All personal shaver and trimmer has both a shaver and also a built in trimmer. It is completely cordless and the plug is inbuilt into the shaver base and never needs power cords, plugs or voltage converters. It other words there is nothing to forget or lose even if traveling abroad.

Using this new rechargeable electric shaver you can get "smooth as waxing" skin without the itching, lumps, bumps and ingrown hairs you get with wet shaving. At less than $50 you get 500 hours of rechargeable shaving which works out at around 3 cents per shave. The titanium blades last for about 12 months too. Hair removal & trimming doesn't get any cheaper or more comfortable than that.
Buy it online and you don't pay sales tax.

Compared to the other expensive forms of hair removal, some of which can seriously damage your skin and discolor it permanently, shaving dry with an electric personal shaver is a no brainer for either gender


You're a professional? In what field? Where are your credentials? This entire post sounds like you got paid to post it by Bare It All, or whoever makes it. I see no mention of any personal experience with the shaver by you.

The problem I see with that razor is that the trimmer will get in the way when shaving the nooks and crannies of the human body. For trimmers like these to be practical, they cannot have anything protruding near the head (the trimmer) or it's going to gouge your skin when shaving private parts or even under arms simply because of the shape of these parts.
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#101653 - 10/10/12 01:38 PM Re: "personal" shavers - help??? [Re: Trimmed]
Carl Hense Offline
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Registered: 09/25/12
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This is the first time I've heard of "personal" shavers, so thanks to girlproblems for this thread. In my case, it'd be a guyproblem. What I do with mine is I shave the stray hair and just "trim" the rest. I don't want to go completely bald down there. But the shaver that I've been using is just a regular razor, and it is VERY tricky to work with. I like the look of this Seiko Cleancut. Definitely has a smart design; I've only seen photos of the product in the official site (via the links posted above), and I already know how to use it.

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