Review – Wahl – Bump-Free Shaver

Wahl Bump Free ShaverQuery any gentleman practicing the intimate art of shaving; you will soon discover that the fear of unsightly, unwanted razor bumps is a concern that weighs heavily on his mind. The act of wielding a small piece of sharpened steel against ones face deserves undivided attention. Any gentleman is susceptible to razor bumps or skin irritation, but African-America males tend suffer more than others. Given that fact, some men seek refuge in the form of an electric razor.

Perhaps gentler on skin and definitely more cost-effective, an electric razor is certainly a viable option for men with the desire to reduce or eliminate razor bumps, and do so in a manner that doesn’t drain the wallet on a monthly basis. Today, we have the Wahl Bump-Free Rechargeable Shaver up for review. Touted as being designed specifically for the unique needs of African-American men, the shaver is built with hypoallergenic titanium foils, it is designed to reduce irritation and prevent razor bumps. It also features a built-in pop-up trimmer for edging, detailing and neckline touch-ups. Let’s examine how it performs.

Gentlemanly Observations

  • Unassuming and modest in appearance, the Wahl Bump-Free Rechargeable Shaver is equipped with some serious shaving power. I have utilized other electric shavers, and some become very warm to the skin while operating. Some have been slightly unforgiving to my skin with some moderate skin irritation present after shaving. However, the Wahl offering was noticeably smoother and effortless with its shaving capabilities.
  • Now, a gentleman will benefit from a close shave without the annoying skin irritation. However, it should be noted that your shave probably won’t be as close as one would receive using a straight or safety razor. That being said, Wahl does indicate that the longer a gentleman continues to use the Bump-Free Shave, the closer the shave will become.
  • A gentleman will not have to dedicate any extra time to his shaving routine, as the shaver plows through growth quickly and efficiently. No need to apply unnecessary pressure, as the shaver does the job fine by itself.
  • If your beard is relatively thick, I suggest employing a standard pair of clippers to reduce it down before hitting it with the shaver. If you have a little stubble, it would be wise to take advantage of the pop-up trimmer to eliminate some of your growth (recommended for 2-3 days worth) before using the shaver to complete the job.
  • The pop-up trimmer is serviceable, but you might find yourself reaching for a separate pair of trimmers to address detailing.
  • Combined with a lightweight and compact body, the rubber grip assists by providing easy handling and maneuvering. Due to its design, the Bump-Free shaver would make for a great travel companion.
  • The noise level (due to the 10,000 cycles per minute) is what you would expect from an electric razor. The noise may be too much for some men, so ensure you close that bathroom door when mowing through your stubble.
  • Manufacturer’s suggested retail price: $59.99
  • Available at Wahl Online Store, Target, CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond

Product Specifications

  • Pop-up trimmer, wide precision blades for quick and easy detailing
  • Hypoallergenic titanium foils
  • Ergonomic, rubber grip
  • Kit includes: Shaver with pop-up trimmer. Beard brush, charger, cleaning brush, foil guard, storage pouch
  • Up to 60 minutes of run time
Gentlemen’s Standard Approved
Disclosure: TGS was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes only. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

Standard Recommendations – Fabric Shaver


EvercareEvery now and again, certain woven fabrics are susceptible to pilling – the development of tiny balls of fibrous fuzz on a garment’s surface. Wearing one’s clothing on a routine basis will ultimately bring about customary abrasion; resulting in stray fibers breaking free and forming those small unsightly balls of fabric nearly everyone abhors. The more expensive the fabric or the longer the fiber being woven, the likelihood of pilling lessens tremendously. Nevertheless, even these factors cannot totally negate the possibility of pills forming on your garment. To combat this clothing defect, I recommend investing in a fabric shaver. This small simple accessory removes unwanted pills and lint by way of spinning blades underneath a ventilated metal guard. Your garment can be returned to nearly fresh condition when employing the services of a fabric shaver. Readily available at store chains such as Target or Bed Bath & Beyond, a gentleman can expect to pay no more than $10.00 for a fabric shaver. This small investment will be well worth the cost, as adding this battery-operated accessory to your clothing maintenance will reap long-lasting benefits.

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