Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Becoming a Man – Shaving!

Shaving is one of those little necessities that creep up on a young man.  They don’t one day simply wake up with a five o’clock shadow, it’s more like a dark milk mustache that just doesn't go away and a few spidery whiskers that appear under the chin.  This is the time to start “shaving” even though there isn’t that much to shave.

I like the idea of passing this one off on the hubby.  Yes, women shave, but we don’t do it on our faces.  Sharp objects and faces just don’t work for me.  Then, I realized, that it didn’t have to be that way!  The electric shaver makes life easy and lets mom feel comfortable with this little milestone.
This Christmas, the hubby bought electric shavers for the two older boys.  They were quite happy.  Then, this spring, I realized that my youngest was due for a mini-mustache removal.  Wasn’t I thrilled when BzzAgent offered to send me a Phillips Norelco PowerTouch with Aquatec electric shaver! 
My youngest was a little more ambivalent, but willing to give it a shot.  It’s supposed to work in water or dry – which is a great concept since post shower is a good time to shave.  Additionally, it’s rechargeable (an 8 hr charge lasts for 17 days of shaving) so that there is no chance of electrocution from being plugged in.  Finally, it has a pop-up trimmer for trimming the uni-brow among other things.

After a quick test drive, he found it very easy to use.  He did note that it took several passes with the shaver to remove the hairs.  However, it didn’t hurt at all.  My older son also wanted to test drive it and made the same comment that it didn’t remove the hair on the first pass, but was very easy to use and painless.

For a young man starting shaving, I think this works perfectly.  It meets the safety requirements of mom, is easy for the young man to use, and gets the job done.  With a two year warranty and heads that only need replacing every twelve months – the $69.99 cost ($59.97 on Amazon) is worth it.
Has your son started shaving?  Did you go with a regular razor or electric? 

Disclaimer:  I received this product free of charge as a BzzAgent in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. My son is 15 years old, and I recently asked my hubby to show him how to shave. It really surprised me to notice that he needs to shave. I just hadn't thought about it before. I suppose that I still think of him as a "kid," but he's growing up!


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