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How Do I Choose the Best Armpit Shaver?

Some armpit shavers can be used for other parts of the body, but probably not sensitive areas.
Conventional shavers might give the closest shave.
A woman should consider her own needs and skin type when picking an underarm shaver.
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  • Last Modified Date: 15 September 2014
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In order to choose the best armpit shaver, you should consider your own needs and look for a product that meets them. An armpit shaver can be a shaver, trimmer, epilator, or a three-in-one product. Some armpit shavers can be used on other areas on the body, but not on sensitive areas like the neck, face, and bikini area. It's also best to look for a wet and dry armpit shaver if you would prefer a wet shave or want to use it in the bath of shower. The battery life and whether the shaver is usable while charging might be important as well.

The most conventional armpit shaver is one that gives a clean shave, using oscillating or rotating blades. These shavers generally have just one function and cannot trim hair unless special attachments are included with the shaver. If you want a close shave, this type of product may be a good choice.

Body trimmers can also be used to trim armpit hair and usually include guides that make it possible to trim the hair to different lengths. The length range will vary from one product to the next, so if you prefer to trim the hair to a certain length you should look for a trimmer that has guides in that length range.

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Epilators can also be used to remove armpit hair. These products remove hair using small tweezers. At first glance, the results may appear similar to that of a shaver, but because the hair is plucked out, it may take longer to grow back. This could mean less maintenance and having smoother skin for longer.

An armpit shaver that can perform all three of the above-mentioned functions may be a good choice if you need a variety of hair removal methods. This may be helpful if you want to be able to use the product on other areas of the body, such as facial hair, for example. This could also be a more economical option, as buying individual shavers, trimmers or epilators could become expensive.

Some armpit shavers can be used on other areas of the body but not on sensitive areas like the bikini area or the neck and face. If you want a product that can be used anywhere, check before making a purchase to see if the shaver is suitable. Most manufacturers will clearly state whether the product can be used on the entire the body or not.

A wet and dry armpit shaver may be a good choice if you like to use shaving foam or gel. This type of armpit shaver can often be used with shaving products for a wet shave or with powder to give a dry shave. Both these methods are believed to be easier on the skin, and may help cut down on irritation after use.

An armpit shaver that has a lithium ion battery may offer shorter charge times and can be used for longer in between charges. It may be best to look for one of these shavers, especially if you need a product that retains its charge for longer. A longer battery life may also be more economical as replacing worn out batteries can lead to extra expenses.

You may also find that some armpit shavers can be used both while they are charging and cordlessly. This may be helpful if you need to use the shaver while it's charging. If the battery does go flat, you may be able to use the shaver without having to wait for it to charge first.

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