Bodybuilders. Models. Swimmers. Porn stars. YOU? Over the past couple of decades manscaping has picked up some serious steam. Popular among those in the bright lights for some time, now everyday guys have adopted manscaping as a part of a more metro lifestyle. Hairless legs, chests, groins and underarms have become more popular than ever and there are tons of razors and shaving tools to suit your personal preferences and price point if you decide to take on the task of manscaping your furriest areas.
Fortunately for me, I had the opportunity to try out Philips Norelco’s Bodygroom Pro, a water-resistant manscaping powerhouse aimed at giving men a smooth and comfortable shave even in the most delicate of areas. Here’s the run down of what Philips Norelco promises with the Bodygroom Pro:
- The ability to trim or shave with 5 different length settings for different areas of the body
- Quick charging and water-resistant
- Get a comfortable shave with one stroke
- Hypoallergenic foil shaver
My experience with Philips Norelco Bodygroom Pro was pretty pleasant, so let’s hit the high points, shall we?
Price: The Bodygroom Pro retails for about $69.99, making it moderately expensive, but with its multi-functionality I believe this shaver really is worth it.
Ease of Use: Like the packing promises, the ergonomic shape of the bodygroom makes this shaver super easy to use as it fit very comfortably in my hand during both wet and dry uses.
Wet or Dry?: Wet or dry, the Bodygroom Pro performs. I have tried both the trimmer and shaver in both in the shower and out of the shower and I have absolutely no complaints. Personally, I’m always a bit skeptical about products that claim to be water-resistant, but on this product the advertising is spot on. The shaver can also be used with or without the aid of a shave oil or cream, which offers great versatility. To be honest, I think I prefer the shaver in the shower and the trimmer dry but the Bodygroom Pro performs relatively well in either situation.
Shaving Nicks and Irritation: The manual that comes with the groomer indicates that first time users will likely experience irritation, especially in those fuzzy areas below the belt as the skin is extra sensitive. During my trial use with the product, I experienced some irritation which lasted for about a couple of days, but with my second try (and so forth) I’ve had absolutely no irritation or nicks.
Super charged!: The groomer promises a full charge within 1 hour, which I was really skeptical about. Don’t you hate it when you have to charge electronics for hours before you can even think about using them? Well, that isn’t the case with the Bodygroom Pro as my initial charge came in under an hour’s time. I’ve had it for several weeks now and haven’t even thought about recharging it yet. The battery life in this thing is awesome!
Overall Impression: Thankfully for me, I don’t come from a particularly hairy background (Thanks Dad!) so manscaping isn’t an extensive part of my everyday grooming routine. What has been pretty scary territory for me in the past (nicks below the belt anyone?) has turned into another pleasant part of my grooming ritual. Additionally, the Philips Norelco Bodygroom Pro is solely responsible for my abandonment of hair removal creams that irritate and dry out my skin. If you’re a guy who is looking for that grooming tool to take your fuzziest areas to well manicured lawns, the Bodygroom Pro is a must have. Personally, I can’t see myself using traditional razors (or anything else) ever again.