Shaving my legs and armpits isn’t something I think about too much – it takes me a few minutes and I don’t feel any irritation afterwards. My bikini zone is another story. No matter how many shaving tips, tricks, and tutorials I follow there, I always end up with ingrown hairs and razor burn afterward, which makes me dread the job. But then I discovered The Francesca Trimmer by Bushbalm ($65), which was a complete game-changer.
Designed specifically to shave all body hair (but with specially designed housings for pubic hair), the Francesca pubic hair trimmer is portable, cordless and nick resistant, and it has a battery life of up to five hours, which means it rarely needs to be charged. It’s also completely waterproof, so you can use it in the shower as part of the rest of your body care routine. The device allows you to achieve three lengths: without guard (giving you a very close shave), 3 mm and 6 mm. The shaving guard is particularly useful if you cut your hair between waxing sessions and it needs to be a certain length.
I love removing all the hair on my body – it’s just my preference – but I hate the irritation that comes with it. Because of this, I had laser hair removal around my bikini line (the best decision of my life), but it still leaves me shaving off all the hair elsewhere. With summer approaching, I tested The Francesca Trimmer by Bushbalm in hopes of finding a solution that left me hairless with no bumps.
After fully charging the device, all you need to do is stretch the skin you want to shave, gently press the head of the device against your skin and work in short strokes in the direction of the hair growth. I have frizzy hair and it takes it out with no problem. It glides smoothly over the skin and, unlike traditional razors, it’s impossible to nick or cut yourself with it. Because it doesn’t cut hair so incredibly short that there’s a risk of regrowth getting caught under the skin and causing ingrown hairs, I find it far less irritating down there than other razors.
Although the trimmer doesn’t claim it will leave you completely hairless, I found the shave it gave me without a guard to be pretty close, meaning I didn’t need to use another razor. (although you may want to base this on personal preference). For hair removal in the summer or throughout the year, I highly recommend trying The Francesca Trimmer by Bushbalm to get rid of ingrown hairs and post-shave irritation.
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