How to tackle those difficult to catch hairs

Some hairs are stubborn and refuse to be shaven, particularly those on the neck. Here is some handy expert advice that will help you catch those last hairs.  


1. Pre-trim

If you didn't shave for some days and have more than light stubble, then pre-trim before shaving using your beard trimmer or styler attachment.


2. Have dry skin for dry shaving
When shaving dry, it is important to have dry skin before starting to shave, because moist skin (without lubrication from gel or foam) hampers smooth movement of the shaver on the face. So if you have a shower or wash your face, wait at least 5 minutes for it to be completely dry.


3.Choose a comfort setting

If you have a shaver like the Philips Norelco Shaver series 9000 with different comfort settings, then use the setting that you feel most comfortable with.


4.Circular motions

Shave in small, circular motions.


5.Gentle pressure
Always start shaving with gentle pressure, especially in sensitive areas where it’s important to be gentle. Pressing the shaver too hard doesn't really help to shave faster. And it can often cause skin irritation because of increased friction between the shaver and your skin.


6.Stretch the skin

Stretch your skin a little using your hand, to raise those hairs and shave the spots that are more difficult to reach.


7. Approach from different angles

For those last, hard to shave hairs, just use a little gentle pressure and approach the hair from several angles to shave them.


8. Final pass

Increase the pressure at the end, moving against the grain. Again, be careful in sensitive areas.


9. Balm or aftershave

Apply an aftershave or balm for that extra fresh sensation and you're ready to go.


10. Clean the shaver

Do not forget to clean your shaver for optimal shaving performance and hygiene. Clean it with lots of lukewarm water, shake off excess water and lay it down open to dry. Or, if you have the Philips Norelco SmartClean system, simply place it inside and your shaver will be ready for your next shave.

How regularly should you shave?

For the best results and to keep your skin used to the electric shaver, it's best to shave at least three times a week.

There are more ways you can maximize your shave and look your best. Make sure you explore the Philips Norelco Grooming app to find out more