Why a regular razor is not suitable for your bikini area
Your bikini area is sensitive. It needs extra care and a proper tool for hair removal. If you’ve tried to shave your bikini area with a regular razor, the result is usually an uncomfortable feeling after that. Red bumps, rash and in-grown hairs are a common side effect from regular razors.
While you might think it’s a bit much to have two razors or body hair removers, your legs are completely different than your bikini area. Therefore, spending a bit of money on a second device is vital. To keep your bikini area smooth and beach-ready, finding the perfect trimmer is essential.
To help you find the right bikini razor, look for one that has multiple blades. Also, be sure to replace them regularly so they remain sharp. Move in the direction that your hair grows in. If you move against this natural curve you actually end up tugging the hair which can lead to ingrown hairs. Also, use shaving gel for sensitive skin. The more you prepare, the better and healthier your skin will be.
Features to consider when choosing a bikini trimmer
Not all bikini trimmers are created equal. Your search for the best bikini trimmer will take into account all of the various features. Learn more about what to expect from the different products on our list and if they will fit your needs.
Just what does a bikini trimmer do? Well, it trims hair. You can actually use a bikini trimmer for any type of hair on your body. However, its smaller size makes it ideal for the bikini area.
Some models on our list are trimmers only. More often, though the models have some type of two-in-one capacity. Bikini trimmers are usually combined with a razor to give you more options for your bikini area.
Just be aware of one thing. While a product might excel as a bikini trimmer, it might not be that great of a razor. It’s always nice if you can combine two products in one. It saves space and usually saves money. However, if the combo razor isn’t providing you the shave you want, it might be best to invest in a product made specifically for this purpose.
All of the products on our list were chosen for their trimming capabilities. The fact that some also act as a razor is a bonus but keep in mind, they might not be the best in this category.
Trimmer length settings
One size very rarely fits all. The same is true for trim length. Some bikini trimmers, like the Panasonic ES2207P only offer one length. You can try to trim to different lengths but you will need to hold the actual trimming device away from the skin for varying lengths. There are also some models of trimmers that have multiple length settings. For example, the Remington WPG4030C and the Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle have an impressive four different length settings.
Many bikini trimmers work by having two length attachments. Standard lengths are 3mm and 5mm. You can quickly swap out the different trimmer length heads to achieve what you the length you envision.
Rechargeable or battery-operated?
As with everything, there are pros and cons to both options. Rechargeable bikini trimmers mean you don’t have to worry about replacing batteries. These types of trimmers are also better for the environment as they use a renewable power source. Simply plug your bikini trimmer into the charging cord, and you are good to go.
Some models, such as the Finishing Touch Flawless Body make it even easier to recharge. This model comes with a USB cord and a wall plug. You can, therefore, charge the trimmer just about everywhere, which is perfect for traveling and overall convenience.
The biggest downside to rechargeable bikini trimmers is that you need to remember to charge them. Most of the time, this device will be used in the shower. You will then need to remember to remove the trimmer from the shower to place it on the counter to be charged. This isn’t a lot of effort but it can become tedious over time.
Furthermore, charging times can be quite lengthy. The Panasonic ES2207P takes a whopping 12 hours to fully charge and that charge only translates to 20 minutes of run time. Therefore, if you forget to charge this particular bikini trimmer, it might not have enough charge left for when you next need to use it.
Battery-operated bikini trimmers may not be great for the environment but they are a lot more convenient. Simply use your trimmer for as long as the battery lasts. Then, just replace it with a new one. You can leave your bikini trimmer in the shower and can even pack it on camping trips, just in case. While battery life can vary, the battery for the Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle has reports of lasting over two years, which is pretty impressive.
If it can be used in a shower
Any time you remove hair from your body, there is always a resulting mess. Just ask any woman who has had to put up with tiny hairs all over the bathroom sink after their partner has finished shaving. The best bikini trimmer, then is one that is waterproof and can be used in the shower. Just as you would shave your legs in the shower, why not carry on and trim your bikini line, as well?
Thankfully, all of the manufacturers on our list made their products all waterproof. You can use all of the bikini trimmers we have chosen in the shower. This leads to a whole lot of convenience and a lot less mess to clean up.
The only thing you want to remember about using a bikini trimmer in the shower is that some models are rechargeable. You will then need to remember to remove your bikini trimmer from the shower or bath and recharge it afterwards. If you don’t, some models won’t hold a charge for very long and you may not be able to use it when you want to. Also, remember that it can take hours to charge.
Bikini trimmers are not very expensive, and therefore, their warranties are not very extensive. Most bikini trimmers on our list don’t even advertise what their warranty policy is. You can, however, expect a standard one-year warranty for most devices. If a warranty is something you’re concerned about, be sure to contact the manufacturer directly for more details.
When it comes to bikini trimmers, there are a lot of options to choose from. While some, like the Panasonic ES2207P is pretty basic, others have a lot of extra features included. If you like a lot of choice, go for a bikini trimmer package, like the VOYOR-HEALTH ES400. It includes a trimmer, shaver, precise shaver, as well as a face scrubber. An item like this really is the whole package.
Most bikini trimmers start with one handle and then have multiple accessories that you are interchangeable. You might not want or need all the diversity, but if you do, a trimmer package saves you money in the long run and lets you have complete control of your bikini area.
Other extra features you might come across make your bikini trimmer more portable. Both the Philips BRT383/50 and the Panasonic ES2207P include a travel pouch. You can store your bikini trimmer in the pouch along with any included accessories. Then, place it in your suitcase and be on your way.
One feature you might not really think about is the overall design. While this is usually not a deal breaker, it is a nice bonus. The Philips BRT383/50 has a cute purple design, and the Panasonic ES2207P has a pop of fuchsia coloring to it.
However, the crème de la crème of bikini trimmer aesthetics is definitely the Finishing Touch Flawless Body. It has pale pink sides and is plated with 18 Karat gold. While the gold is there to provide a hypo-allergenic touch, the design itself is an understated sense of elegance. Why not pamper yourself in style?
How to use your trimmer
If you’re new to the world of bikini trimmers, you might not be sure just how to use one. At it more basic usage, a trimmer would replace a razor. Your bikini area is sensitive so it’s not recommended to use a razor. A trimmer still leaves hair but it is very short.
Once you mastered the basic use of a bikini trimmer you can get a bit more creative. Some trimmers offer heads that trim hair to different lengths. 3mm and 5mm are fairly standard. Other models of bikini trimmers will include precision razors. This allows you to create the perfect bikini line or trim hard-to-reach areas. Basically, whatever you envision for your bikini area, there is a tool to help you make it a reality.