What to consider before buying a body groomer
There are several important factors that you must keep in mind when making a buying choice. Let us consider some of them.
Corded or Cordless
Before you buy a groomer, it is important that you look at how it will be connected. Is it going to be a corded or a cordless model? Both types of connections have advantages and disadvantages.
A corded option means that you can use it for as long as you want as long as there is a power source. Therefore, there is no need to recharge it or worry about running out of power. It also usually comes with a more powerful motor than that found in a cordless model.
Unfortunately, you cannot use this type of groomer in the shower because of water damage and the chances of electrocution.
With a cordless option, though, you can likely use it in water. It can be washed as well. Additionally, since there isn’t any cable, it doesn’t tangle up. It is far easier to manoeuvre too. The only disadvantage of this type of groomer is that you have to charge it. Most of the models on our list, from the Suntee All-in-1 Cordless Groomer to the Philips Norelco MG7750/49 Multigroom Series 7000 are cordless.
Cordless options are also divided into two groups – rechargeable and battery operated. These are self-explanatory. An example of a battery operated model is the Philips Norelco BG1026/60 that runs on AA batteries. The Philips Norelco MG7750/49 Multigroom Series 7000 is a rechargeable option.
If you are using a cordless option, you should consider the battery runtime. Some options, like the top pick can last for hours on a full charge while others only serve for one hour or thereabouts.
Wet or Dry Technology
Another feature that you should consider is the shaving technology. Some people prefer to shave when wet while others prefer a dry shave. The type of shave you like will determine the groomer that you buy.
A trimmer with a wet/dry technology will be water proof and can be used in or out of the shower. Getting this type of unit is great because it will help to reduce irritation to the skin.
Additionally, models like this are easy to clean since all you need to do is wash them in water to remove the shaving cream and hair. An example of this type of groomer is the Panasonic ER-GK60-S.
If you have full or long pubic hair, taking a razor to it or using the wrong type of groomer can result in a painful shave. The hair might tug on the appliance and cause discomfort. It will also prevent you from getting the smooth shave you desire. That is why it is important to have a versatile trimmer that can handle the length.
Some of the things that you should consider include a model with a trimming comb and varying length of combs. This will bring you closer to achieving your goal of smooth privates.
If you have sensitive skin, you must consider, among other things, the blade of the trimmer. There are some models that come with hypoallergenic blades. These blades will remove the hair while being gentle on your skin. The Panasonic ER-GK60-S comes with this type of blade. Others might come with blades with rounded tips.
Overall, if you have sensitive skin, ensure that you check out the sensitivity of the unit. If there is no mention of sensitivity, chances are that it isn’t meant for your type of skin.
Pivots and Contours
Since your privates are not a straight, smooth landscape, you have to choose trimmers that have the ability to flow around the contours. Therefore, look for trimmers that have moving or pivoting heads.
This design will allow you to get a smooth shave without injuring yourself or having to pull on your skin.
Shape and Design
The shape of the trimmer will determine how easy it would be to use. You should choose a groomer that is easy to hold, and that is convenient to use.
Although this feature doesn’t seem that important, you will be making a mistake if you do not consider the attachments that your trimmer comes with. If you are not thinking of a close, clean shave, then attachments are required to achieve the level you want. Having some attachments is good, and the more attachments that your trimmer comes with, the more versatile it would be. The Braun MGK3980 comes with up to seven attachments.
If you want a unit that you can use for several years, then you must consider the materials of construction and the type of motor. In most cases, price indicates durability. However, there are some options that are quite affordable but still manage to be very durable. An example is the Philips Norelco BG1026/60.
The warranty is often an indicator of the durability of the appliance. We recommend that you go for a trimmer with a long warranty period. The Philips Norelco MG7750/49 Multigroom Series 7000 comes with a 5-year warranty.