Manly Product: Philips Norelco OneBlade

Facial hair is something on the mind of men pretty much every day. It makes a lot of sense to simplify the process. I have bought razors that are manual, and electric (both rotary and foil). They all have their highlights. 
Most manual ones do a great job at getting a close shave and exemplify that “clean shaved look”, with the drawbacks being cuts and potential ingrown hairs. Electric shavers get you a pretty close shave but good ones cost a lot and they have a lot of parts that can break and in my opinion, they take extra time and attention at the bathroom mirror.

A couple weeks ago I found an option that was a little different at Target. I had just broken my electric foil shaver and my trimmer was out of battery, which made it no longer cordless. 

The Philips Norelco Oneblade was intriguing. A few things that caught my eye were that the blade only gets replaced every 4-5 months and it doesn’t cut you. It has 3 attachments for trimming my beard. I’m sure this could be used with any hair you want to trim/shave on your body. 

I bought it and tried it out right away. My expectations were moderate; I figured it would be nice but wasn’t sure about the “OneBlade” claim. At first I trimmed my beard with the ‘3’ attachment. The trimming isn’t super fast but it did the job  with a few passes. I’d give it a 7.5/10 for trimming.  (Higher if it was quicker)

I then shaved my neck with no attachment. At first, I went at it at an angle that wasn’t great but did okay (I scraped the end of the blade against my face). After a minute or so, I realized I literally couldn’t cut myself (amazing feature). I then tried different angles and found that using it kinda like an electric haircut trimmer (flat against my skin) it cut closer and more efficiently. The shaving part is better than the trimmer. I’d give it an 8.5 out of 10. Not very close but even and no cuts or ingrown hairs. 

Overall, it is absolutely amazing for my needs. I trim my beard a couple times a week and shave my neck every day or 2. It lines up my jaw line and cheeks well and I can’t get over the simplicity of it. Overall, it’s a 9.5 for me (this is because of the simplicity and both shave and trim being so seamlessly intertwined). I love it!!! Unless you are a “close shave kind of guy, there isn’t a better option. 

I’ve shaved the beard off a couple times for job interviews and it works great, no razor burn or uneven shave. I’d for sure give it a shot if you are in the market for a new facial hair remover. This thing could totally take care of ANY face/body hair. I bet it would even do agreat job shaving your head. I keep a manual razor in your drawer just in case. 
It cost me $34.99 and comes with the waterproof handheld shaver, 1 blade, 3 trimming combs (1mm, 3mm, and 5mm), a wall plug in for charging, and a clip on blade protector (for travel). 

Blade replacements are a bit spendy but when you consider the longevity of each blade, it’s actually quite cheap. 2 blades for $24.99. (that’s 8-10 months of shaving)

Let me know what you think if you decide to try it out.

BTW, this review is unsolicited and literally just me sharing something I’ve tried out and my opinion. I’ll attach a link to the Philips page so you can check it out. 

http://www.usa.philips.com/c-m-pe/oneblade-face-style-shave
Thanks guys, have an excellent week and keep #Manhandlinglife

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