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I've had the Philips HP6366 Ladyshave Sensitive for about a year now. I've always used shavers as opposed to other types of hair removal, being something of a wimp, and I was looking specifically for a rechargeable model as I think battery shavers are a bit outdated now and it's always a pain when the batteries run out and you have no spare ones in the house!
The Philips HP6366 retails for around £30 and boasts certain features which are supposed to make the shaving experience more effective. It has a double foil, and the head of the shaver is designed to move so that the shaver follows the line of your skin. The shaver can be used in wet or dry conditions. It has an 'aloe vera' strip which is supposed to help moisturise the skin as you shave, although I'm never sure about these features and would rather the shaver came without it. Personally, I tend to shave my legs just before getting into the shower, so the 'aloe vera' is not something I'd get any benefit from, and I always suspect these things are short-lived gimmicks on shavers anyway.
The shaver is recharged by connecting it to the plug supplied with the shaver, which has a green indicator light to show that it's charging. I tend to leave mine charging for a good few hours (it can take up to ten hours to charge fully), and the manufacturer's notes say that the Ladyshave gives 40 minutes of shaving after being fully charged - mine only needs charged every couple of weeks, so it's not very demanding as chargeable gadgets go.
So, how effective is the Ladyshave Sensitive? Let's be honest - if you're used to hair removal systems like waxing or epilation, this isn't going to cut it. I find that this model isn't so good on tough hairs and tends to skip over problem areas, so I need to keep going over the same bit of skin a few times to get decent results. As I tend to wear long floaty skirts and just shave my legs for comfort, the shaver does an acceptable job, but I can imagine that anyone with legs to show off would be driven mad trying to get good results from this.
The shaver head does need a little maintenance with the brush provided, but this is easy enough to do - the foil cover is removable and the little brush can be used to remove hair from the foils, helping the shaver to work more effectively.
One slight problem I have encountered with this model is that you get little warning when it needs re-charged. With battery shavers, I could always tell when the sound of the shaver was changing as the batteries started to run out. With this one, I find that it just stops dead. I tend therefore to try and guess when it's due to be charged, rather than leaving it until the last minute.
This isn't the best shaver I have ever used, and I'm giving it three stars. It does an adequate job for me, but I'd probably pick a different model when the time comes to renew it, unless this was the only rechargeable one available.
Wet and Dry shaving
Easy to maintain
Misses stubborn hairs
Suddenly runs out of charge
Today I am reviewing a product from the Phillips shaving line, the Ladyshave Sensitive 3 in 1 skin protection system with pivoting head.
It features the following:
*Wet and dry.
*10hr charge time for 40 mins usage.
*Dual foil system.
*Accessories include: cleaning brush, instructions.
*Power source: rechargeable.
It is avaliable at most places such as Boots, Superdrug, Tesco and Argos and can also be found online. Todays price is £29.99 (Argos website) but I actually payed a little less for mine as I got it in the sale period.
My reason for buying a new shaver is because my old one had given up and stopped working, I choose this razor for two reasons, one my old one was Phillips and it was good quaality and lasted a long time and two because this one was in the sale.
This shaver is a nice easy to hold size with a pivoting head making it easier to reach everywhere from difficult angles, however I did fid that on my underarms it catches the hair a bit instead of cuttinng it, which results in sore underarms.
Charging it is easy, just plug it in and after a 10 hour charge you can use it for around 40 mins. I'll charge it once a week and use it a few times. Also the light o the razor isnt very hellpful, its red when it has no battery then it turns green when you plug it in, and when you take it off it still shows green, even if you have only charged it for 10 mins, so I dont find it a helpful indication as to how much battery I have left.
The instructions are easy to read and understand and washing is and keeping it clean is easy.
I like that you can use it on dry or wet skin without any irritation from the dry shave. It is a good size and it cuts well, however I dont like the charging system as its not helpful. It also doesnt come with any sort of carry bag or case and doesnt even have a protective plastic piece over the blade, I find this highly dangerous. It would also have been nice to have a stand for it when charging. I think for the price you pay these things should of been standard and unfortunatley Phillips dropped the ball here.
It does its job, but is very expensive for what it is, I will keep using mine as I cant take it back but I dont recommend it at all. I believe for the same price you can finnd somehing better.
Thanks for reading and rating.
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Philips HP6366 Double Contour LadyshaveThe Philips Double Contour Sensitive has been designed around the needs of today's women. This innovative double foil lady shaver protects your skin while providing you with beautifully smooth skin.Tough on hairs, soft on skin Ultimate results with 3 in 1 skin protection systemBest performance for beautifully smooth results Double foil shaving head for superior shaveConvenient and comfortable shave Up to 40 minutes wire free shaving Wet and dry usableUltimate skin protection system Aloe Vera strip for better skin hydration Pivoting head follows your body curves For reduced irritation and closer shave