Andis Foil Shaver Review: How to Use It and Is It for You? - AMR Hair & Beauty

Andis Foil Shaver Review: How to Use It and Is It for You?

Jan 17, 2022Rachael Grant

If you are considering buying any of the Andis foil shaver models, this review will help you decide which one is for you. Unless you are a virtuoso in doing your own grooming, you will learn tips about how to use the Andis ProFoil shaver safely. And if you are a barber who looks for the next best men's grooming tool in your arsenal, this Andis foil shaver review will give you details that make all the difference in making the right choice.

Andis ProFoil Shaver Review: Everything You Need to Know

Let us start with the name first: the correct name of the model in this review is Andis ProFoil Lithium Plus Titanium Foil Shaver. Reviewing the characteristics will help you decide whether this professional quality electrical razor is for you.

1. Titanium shaver

Although the brand Andis has almost a decade of proving to its customers that their decision is money well spent, the assurance that it uses one of the strongest materials for shaver heads, titanium, is a definite advantage.

Titanium alloys are sturdy, corrosion-resistant, and have a high-melting temperature potent, which makes them long-lasting. The head will be going strong without the need for replacement for at least a year in solid condition.

2. Hypoallergenic

Titanium is safe to use for people with sensitive skin because it does not irritate the skin. However, the Andis ProFoil Lithium Plus Titanium Shaver has another advantage. Its blades are copper-plated, which reduces the razor burn feeling that follows every shave for people who are sensitive to certain steel-alloy shavers.

3. Staggered head shaver blades

Staggered tooth blades in the Andis foil shaver are ideal for creating a smooth face and removing the messy stubble look. The lower profile and angled height shaver head make life easier for areas around the ears, above the lips, and around Adam's apple.

4. Lightweight

The Andis foil shaver is lightweight (only 142g) it is comfortable to use and does not bend the wrist or load the hand if you want to reach to the back of the head for personal use.

Anatomically adapted to fit in your hand, you are as close as it gets to a skin-smooth shave without the help of professional barber services.

If you are among the sceptics about achieving a stubble-free face without the need to reach for a razor, the Andis foil shaver may just change your mind.

5. Andis foil shaver charger

The Li-ion battery guarantees 300 to 500 recharges, which, provided you shave every couple of days can take you well beyond the two years of durability mentioned before. Even if you forget to charge the shaver several uses in a row, it will serve you dutifully because each charge lasts for 80 minutes. Consider that it will require much less effort and attention to keep it charged than your mobile phone.

Whoever shares the space with you will be grateful for the quiet operating mode of the rotary motor that lets you get the smooth finish without waking them up early in the morning with an annoying buzzing sound.

If you own a barber salon, the stand-up charging stand will help you work without tripping on the many tools you keep in your salon. It will also minimise the number of movements you have to make to complete a shave or a fading cut.

Don't like the black colour?

Try this Andis Profoil Lithium Plus Titanium Shaver.

6. Andis ProFoil replacement head

If you maintain your Andis electrical shaver as recommended and clean it regularly, you won't need to think of a replacement head for at least 6 months (if not more when used less than twice a week). The Andis Profoil Replacement Foil protects the cutters placed underneath and creates a barrier for the skin to avoid direct contact between cutters and skin.

How to Use the Andis ProFoil Shaver

Key rule: Be gentle with the shaver and the skin to protect both.
  1. Cleanse the skin thoroughly to remove daily dirt and prevent bacteria to get into the open pores which get even more sensitivities from shaving.
  2. Prepare the skin by placing a warm damp towel for a few minutes on the area you plan to use.
  3. Gently move the shaver up and down the skin area that you want neatly shaved. Use short slow strokes. Go in and against the direction of hair growth for best results. Gently pull the skin to lift hairs up and achieve the cleanest deep shave.

What to avoid: circular motions - the Andis foil shaver is designed for straight shaving.

Aftercare: Pamper sensitive skin with an after-shave cream to revitalise it.

How to Clean Your Andis Foil Shaver

Taking care will extend the life of your electrical shaver. Needless to say, leaving it with hairs on after every shave and forgetting about it until you need it next doesn't guarantee a long and happy life.

To get the maximum out of the Andis foil shaver, remove the hairs by brushing the shaver's head. Turn the shaver on for a while to loosen the stuck hair loose.

Removable parts (head and/or foils) can be cleaned with gentle liquid soap and lukewarm water. (don't use hot water as it can blunt the blades faster).

Let the shaver dry out completely before your next use.

Andis Foil Shaver Review Conclusion

For daily deep and clean shaving, this relatively cheap foil shaver with a cord is a good investment. The Andis ProFoil Titanium Shaver is quiet, fast-charging, and appropriate for sensitive skin because of the titanium copper-plated foils.

Since it is easy to manipulate across and around the head, it will serve its purpose for small touch-ups you can do when you just can't find the time to get to a barbershop.

An 80-minute working time provides confidence that you can use it in a barber salon for more demanding haircuts. Availability and affordability of replacement heads will save you search time and a few extra dollars spent.

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