Shaving is a widely popular hair removal method and it’s easy understandable why.
It’s a fast way of removing unwanted hair, it’s cheap, and it causes no pain if you stay away from cuts.
To minimize cuts and to have great skin after shaving you have to get the best razor for women.
If you want to make sure that you are shaving properly, you can quickly read these 7 shaving tips for women.
A guide on how to prevent razor burns can be incredibly helpful, as well.
How to Choose the Best Razor for You
I’m not going to review only one model and call it the best shaving razor. I’m going to recommend you several products because every woman has her own preferences.
Those preferences might vary. Some of the most common variables are price, design, brand or technical aspects – like the number of blades it has and the ability to get you a close shave, without causing burns, bumps or nicks.
As a matter of fact, when it comes to choosing depending on the brand name, the choice is usually quite simple because Gillette is a popular manufacturer. However, Schick is another great manufacturer and it’s good choice if you want an alternative.
I’m going to review 5 razors for women, out of which 2 are Gillette models, 2 from Schick and 1 from Panasonic, the latter being also the only electric razor for women.
Any of the following 5 shaving products shouldn’t cause your skin bumps, irritation, burns or cuts if you use them correctly.
1. Gillette Venus Swirl: Amazing Manual Razor Created Exclusively for Women
Have you seen a shaving product more feminine than the Gillette Venus Swirl? It’s adorable. It’s also the latest model, a lot similar to the Venus Embrace, since the Embrace is its predecessor.
In a very short period of time, the Venus Swirl has become one of the best shaving razors for women, in my opinion.
It has 5 blades, offering an incredibly close shave without causing any burns or bumps. A little warning: it’s more suitable for normal skin. If you have sensitive dry skin, I would definitely recommend trying the Schick Hydro Silk. (You’ll find it just below)
The package also includes 2 refills, so this is not disposable. The blades are also accompanied by MicroFine comb plus the unique FlexiBall technology. The comb lifts up the flat hairs so that all are removed from the first pass. The Swirl is the first model that includes the FlexiBall technology, helping it to adjust to a body’s contour.
The water-activated strip is a Moisture glide serum and, as always, it helps it glide on your skin and remove the hairs in a single pass.
This hair removal product is perfect for any woman who wants silky smooth skin offered by an incredibly close shave, even around the knees and other hard-to-reach areas of the body.
2. Panasonic ES2207P Wet/Dry: One of the Best Electric Razors for Women
Panasonic ES2207P is one of the best electric razors for women and the only one worth mentioning when shopping for electric ones that have been made exclusively for women.
It’s a fantastic little device. And the most important thing is that it’s capable of close shaves, really close shaves that leave your skin feeling smooth and wonderful to the touch.
The 3 blades are hypoallergenic, made of stainless steel. There’s also a pop-up trimmer for longer hairs. There is no strip because it’s electric.
But there is a thing called a Floating Head Shaving System. This electric razor will adjust to the shape of your body so it works great on all areas – legs, underarms, face, and bikini line.
When it comes to all the other 4 models, I suggest wetshaving. It means that you should take a shower before and keep the skin wet while shaving. Panasonic ES2207P is wet & dry, just like some epilators are. You can either use it on dry skin or on wet skin.
So, all in all, this is a pretty great hair removal product if you are into shaving.
3. Gillette Fusion Proglide Power: Created for Men but Wonderful for Women, Too
This is actually a product that was designed and manufactured for men but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be as fantastic for a woman’s body, too.
As a matter of fact, back in the days when I used to shave most of my body, the product I used was one created for men. Also from Gillette. It was the Mach3, which I must say that even after so many years since it’s been released, it’s still popular and people still buy it. That’s how good these things are.
Gillette Fusion Proglide Power is even better!
It has 5 blades and that’s not all. It also has a precision trimmer for getting longer hairs. One of the reasons that shaving is so popular is because it’s not time consuming. It doesn’t take very long to have smooth skin, whether it’s the legs, the underarms or the bikini area.
With the Fusion Proglide Power it’s even much faster than before. Those 5 blades are just the right number.
What more can be said about the blades? Well, nothing more, other than the fact that these are low cutting blades. Why does it matter? Because you’re going to experience an incredibly close shave.
The blades also adjust to the contour of a man’s face. In this case, they may as well adjust to a woman’s body and curves.
The strip or the enhanced lubrastrip, as Gillette likes to call it, makes the Fusion Proglide glide easily and smoothly on your skin. Thus, the name.
Even so, you still need to wetshave.
If you don’t like Gillette’s Fusion Proglide Power manly design, check out some of the other best shaving razors for women. I’m sure you’ll find something you like in no time.
4. Schick Hydro Silk: The Perfect Alternative to Gillette
If you’re tired of all those Gillette products and you don’t want an electric razor then there is this, Schick Hydro Silk.
It’s capable of competing with all these other great razors for women from my list. Mainly because it offers a close shave without any cuts, bumps or burns.
It has 5 curve-sensing blades for a perfect silky shave. There are 5 blades that can get all the hairs cut at the surface of the skin with a single pass.
And they are capable of getting the hairs removed very close to the skin surface so be ready to have a smooth body.
It’s perfect for all areas of the body, including bikini line hair removal thanks to its smaller oval shape.
There’s also the water-activated moisturizer serum, which makes it perfect for dry skin and normal skin, at the same time. The serum contains marine extracts and shea butter.
This might be great but I still suggest that you use your personal moisturizer after each shave.
5. Gillette Simply Venus Pink: One of the Cheapest Disposable Razors
I’m sure there are cheaper disposable razors out there but, in my opinion, they don’t shave the hairs quite like the Gillette Simply Venus.
There are 4 disposable razors included in the package.
What recommends it as one of the best shaving razors for women?
Even though this one has only 3 blades (the other three have each 5 blades) it still removes hairs pretty fast and cuts them close to the skin. That’s pretty much all that you can ask for.
There’s also a pivoting head for easy handling around the knees, on the underarms and on the intimate area.
The Simply Venus is normally recommended for normal skin even though it has a MoistureRich Strip. If you have sensitive skin, you can get the Venus Sensitive, which has extra lubricant.
As a final thought:
I recently saw a really cute razor. I was surprised to see that I was looking at a safety razor for women with a beautiful pink handle.
The big surprise is that this one didn’t look like the safety razors for men do. They look a bit like surgical instruments, they give me a small shudder whenever I see one. The one that I saw was nothing like that.
Besides beauty, there are so some practical aspects:
It’s obviously cheaper than spending money on disposable razors or on cartridge refills. The blades are incredibly cheap and they cut the hairs really close to the skin.
Unfortunately, it does not pivot so it’s more difficult to shave the intimate area.
I’ve never used one. There weren’t any back in the day when I used to shave. Would you give it a try? Could a safety razor be included here among some of these other best shaving razors for women?