How To Get a Close Shave With an Electric Razor

Switching from a rotary shaver or a manual razor can take up to a month for your skin to adjust to the new shaving method, which makes a close shave a bit tricky at first. It's similar to your hairline: switching from a side to a middle part takes time.  

Luckily, Braun electric shavers are specifically designed to give you a close shave. From our pre-shave ProComfort head that releases trapped hairs before shaving to our unique foil and SkinGuard elements, the Braun Series 9 PRO+ is the best shaver for close shaves.

To help make the process easier, check out our step-by-step guide for a smooth and close shave without cuts and redness.   
Step 1 
Make sure your shaver is charged and ready to go. 
Step 2 
Try to shave before washing your face, because the skin is usually a bit puffy after washing. 
Step 3 
Replace the normal shaving head with the Braun pre-shave ProComfort head using an EasyClick. 
Step 4 
Turn on the shaver as usual and rub it over your face for 30 to 45 seconds – no water or washing required! The soft silicone bristles will gently lift your beard hair.
Step 5 
Turn off the shaver, and with an EasyClick, replace the ProComfort head with the normal shaving head. Switch the shaver back on. Stretch the skin with your free hand before you shave extra sensitive areas or those that need a closer shave. This ensures a smooth glide over the skin. 
Step 6 
Hold the shaver at a right angle (90°) to your skin and shave against the direction of beard growth. Also, remember not to shave the same areas repeatedly to reduce the risk of skin irritation.

Step 7 
Keep the pressure even to get the best possible shave. You don't have to press as hard as you would with a manual razor. 

Step 8 

Clean your shaver regularly. Depending on the model, you can use the Braun Cleaning Center, which automatically cleans and lubricates the shaver at the touch of a button.
Finally, we recommend you replace the cutting parts every 12-18 months to maximize performance. Don’t use too much pressure and stick with it!

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