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Foil VS Rotary Shaver

Shall I Choose Foil or Rotary Shaver?

Foil shavers are preferable for those who have straight hair growth and keep their shaver in fine form, cleaning the blades often. Rotary shavers, meanwhile, fit those with rough and curly hair. They do not need to be cleaned quite as often as foil shavers.

If you are a person who has coarse hairs, foil shaver is the best type you can go for. Rotary shaver is very efficient too especially if you want high-end shavers. Different people have different taste and preference when it comes to their skin and hair type. The only way you can find which type works best for your hair and skin, is by using both type of shavers. However, have in mind that the quality of the shaver will highly contribute to the efficiency of the shaver and not because it is a foil or rotary shaver.

What’s the pros and cons on Foil Shavers


  • Provide more close shave
  • Performance is better, more fase
  • Provide more precision shave on sideburns or trimming


  • Noisy
  • Unfriendly for sensitive area if not advanced model
  • Need clean often(So auto clean system is important)

Recommend model for foil shavers

ModelBraun series 3 390cc-4/380s-4/350cc-4/340s-4 ReviewPanasonic ES8103S Arc3Braun Series 7 790cc reviewPanasonic ES-LA93-K Arc4 Wet/ Dry Shaver ReviewBraun series 9 9090cc & 9095cc ReviewPanasonic ES-LV81-K Arc5 shaver review

What’s the pros and cons on Rotary Shavers


  • More quiet
  • Friendly for sensitive skin, follow the contour of the face
  • Don’t need to clean often
  • Good for special area like ball, head,chin


  • Not as close as foil shaver
  • Light
  • Not very good at trimming around sideburns

Recommend model for rotary shavers

ModelPhilips Norelco 6948XL/41 Shaver 2100Philips Norelco PT724/46 Shaver 3100Philips Norelco 1150X/46 Shaver 6100Philips Norelco Shaver 6600Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 8900Philips Norelco S9721/87, Shaver 9700
foil vs rotary


Either foil shaver or rotary shaver, you need some time to adapt to it, so keep patient, give it 2 weeks and decide if it suitable to you. Personally I would like to choose foil shavers, just enjoy the noise beard been cut off. Welcome to comment and discuss.

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