Product Type: Gillette Shaving & Grooming
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Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power
Member Name: Lakerfanster
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power
Advantages: Great shave, smooth feeling
Disadvantages: Expensive when not on any deals
Earlier today I was in my local Boots store and decided to check out the razors as I needed to get a new one as I had been using disposables for a few months after I was using a similar Gilette razor which also used a battery like this Pro Glide Power. I found the razor for a reduced price of £6.49, The normal price for one of these razors is £12.99 which although expensive for a razor it's what you would expect to pay for one of the battery operated razors from Gilette and also the other big name in shaving, Wilkinson Sword. The Fusion ProGlide Power comes with five blades on the front for shaving with and one on the back for edging beards and sideburns.
Using the battery power
To take advantage of the battery power of this razor All you need to do is press the button on the top of the razor and the buzzing will start, There are extra gripping areas on the new shaft which makes it easier to hold and use. I was very impressed with the shave that this razor gives. I think it gives the shave a more soothing and comfortable shave than without. It might take a bit of getting used to if you've never used a battery operated razor before.
You can choose to use the razor without turning the switch on. I would advise that if you are doing a daily shave then you probably wouldn't benefit from the battery all that much but with this razor you still get a quality shave even when you don't have it switched on. So in Summary it won't give that much more if you use the battery for a short shave than not using it. I will continue to use the battery operation when I have let it grow a bit and need a longer shave.
As usual with Gillette razors you will also find the accompanying shave gels and balms and that is of course no different in the fusion range. I have used these with the Fusion razors before and was very satisfied with the results. In the range are Shaving Gel and Foam and also the After Shave Gel and also an After Shave Balm which is particularly good and really compliments the results of the shave. The blades are of course available too. These products are a little more expensive than some other shave products from Gillette but you ultimately get the results you pay for.
This is a relatively new thing in razors and is a great idea, It's basically a little blade on the other side of the razor from the blade you use to shave. It concentrates on your sideburns and for your more designer beards so to speak, ie to get into the harder to reach parts and to style a goatee beard for instance. I think this part is a great addition and one that works really well. I like to keep a bit of a beard going so I will use this feature from time to time. An excellent feature which is a plus for a wash bag.
I think this is an excellent razor which benefits from the added battery ability, It gives a clean and smooth shave with ultimate comfort and ease of use. The fact that you can interchange between the Fusion and the Fusion ProGlide blades is another bonus and both will work very well indeed on the razor. If you are looking to get a new razor then give this a look in your local Boots as there are some great deals on this and other razors in the range. So overall an excellent razor which will give great results for a wide range of shaves in great comfort.
Summary: A great shave
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