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How Many Blades Should your Shaver Have? Does it Matter?

How Many Blades Should your Shaver Have? Does it Matter?

Five blades. Three blades. Or perhaps just two? The choice is dizzying when it comes to choosing the right shaver or razor. Is it a case of the more blades the better? Or should you pick a specific number of blades depending on your grooming style?

The problem is that all too many shavers are happy to shout about the quality and number of their blades while offering little explanation of what it means to you and your shaving experience. We want to unlock the mystery surrounding blade numbers to help you make the best choice for your grooming regime.

Read on to find out more about blades and why the right number could make all the difference.

How Many Blades Should your Shaver Have? Does it Matter?




The Catch and Cut Method

The hair on your face is unwieldy. It rarely grows in the same direction all at the same time. This means that shavers have to get smart to provide you with the effective and smooth shave you are looking for.

With a multi-blade razor or shaver, the first blade catches the hair, dragging it in the right direction, while subsequent blades cut the hair. This means you need a minimum of two blades to create an effective and close home shave. The two-blade Panasonic ES-RW30 provides a close, classic shave using stainless steel blades that can be used for wet or dry shaving. 

The Catch and Cut Method




More Blades Could Lead to a Smoother Shave

The logic for the development of multi-blade razors was that if two blades were good then more would be better. More blades mean that the hair is cut repeatedly and is shorter creating a longer lasting shave. The highest quality, multi-blade shavers actually cut the hair beneath the skin, keeping you clean shaven for longer.

The multi-blade approach, though, must be supported by great engineering. Too many blades without enough finesse can cause the skin to become damaged and sore. The Panasonic Rechargeable Shaver ES-LV95 balances five titanium blades with state of the art shaving technology. Slightly curved blades and a smart shaving sensor provide a close shave that is also incredibly gentle.  

More Blades Could Lead to a Smoother Shave

Too Many Blades Could Damage Sensitive Skin

If your skin is very sensitive then four or five blade razors may cause added stress to your face as each subsequent blade repeats its pattern over the skin. If you find that you are having redness or soreness after shaving then you should check both the quality of your shaver and the number of blades. It could be that a two or three blade razor is better suited to your skin type. The Panasonic ES-LT2N Shaver offers the best of both worlds with three effective blades and a multi-flex head that carefully follows the contours of your face.

How many Blades Should I Choose?

The answer to the number of blades you need is quite simply what works best for your skin. It also means that if you do opt for a higher blade count it’s important to pick a quality shaver that is carefully designed to be kind to your skin.

Find your magic number with Panasonic and enjoy perfectly balanced shaving. Explore our online store today.

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