Sure, every girl has her favorite type of razor, the one that’s the old standby for shaving legs and underarms. But after you’ve tried to use a regular razor once or twice to trim “down there,” it becomes obvious that an all-purpose shaver simply can’t take care of those tight, delicate areas that need to be kept clean for a perfect bikini line. That is unless you’re willing to endure ingrown hairs, razor bumps, irritation, and nicks.
Best Bikini Trimmer – The Right Tool to Shave the Bikini Line
Shaving the bikini line may seem like a simple enough task, but if you are not careful it can turn out to be arduous and traumatizing. Shaving the bikini line is difficult for a number of reasons. First off, the bikini line is a sensitive area, and the skin can be easily irritated. Secondly, the “tight area”, makes it difficult to accurately navigate a normal razor.
Finally, traditional razors are simply not designed to deal with the delicate skin in the area, they are formulated to cut through the coarse hair on the face and legs and armpits. While it might seem like all hope is lost, and the bikini region will always be a problem area to shave, that isn’t the case. Groom+Style collected five razors that will help you get the bikini line you’ve always hoped for, without nicks, razor bumps, and irritation.
Bikini razors and trimmers aren’t very expensive, and you’ll be thankful for having invested in one of them every time you head to the beach or look in the mirror. Here’s our look at the top 7 best bikini razors & trimmers on the market for Oct. 2018.
1. Panasonic Close Curves Electric Shaver for Ladies ES2216PC
This versatile all-in-one shaver is designed for the entire body, but its shape is perfect for getting into the curves of the bikini line and it’s built to minimize the nicks and bumps most all-purpose shavers will leave.
Versatile, Water Proof and Hypo-Allergenic
The Panasonic Wet/Dry shaver makes it to the top of the list because of its versatility, and its rechargeable nature. A small, discrete charger means you’ll always be ready to shave, wherever or whenever you need to.
The device can also be completely submerged, so if you feel like shaving your legs in the bath, you absolutely can. While this is a much wider razor than other bikini trimmers, it has a few key features that puts it leagues above the rest; it comes with four floating blades/foils, which means pivoting into the delicate curves of the bikini line will be no problem.
The actual shaver head of the Pansonic ES 2216C pivots as well, in and out and side to side, which further adds to the flexibility and comfort of this razor. Panasonic has another model, the ES 2207P (link to Amazon), with only three floating heads and without the pivoting head, that is slightly cheaper. Groom+Style would recommend you spend the few extra dollars, if possible for your budget, on the ES 2216C – you will not be disappointed.
The razor is also hypo-allergenic, meaning you’ll deal with fewer reactions, and, finally, it comes complete with a bikini trimmer that will help you trim down those delicate spots, where a close shave would otherwise end in razor bumps.
Agile and Flexible
At first, you’ll a bit wary of using it near the pubic area, because its head is much wider than most bikini trimmers. Don’t be scared, though; the four floating blades allow the ES2216PC to easily swivel and pivot around the curves of your body while the sharp blades will make easy work of the hair that’s often left behind by small bikini line trimmers.
When it gets time to get really close to the sensitive spots, though, there’s also a pop-up trimmer to take out the stray hairs, and a bikini trimmer attachment which can deal with the actual bikini line when you get to the tight spots where you probably won’t feel comfortable using the larger razor.
Because of the wider head, you can also use this model to take care of your underarms, legs or other areas which might need shaving; that way, you won’t need two separate razors on hand whenever you hit the shower for your regular clean-up routine – a real benefit if you do a lot of traveling.
It really is a one-stop shop for hair removal. This single, lightweight (about a third-of-a-pound) razor and trimmer will take care of everything, even difficult areas like behind the knees, because of its pivoting blades. And yes, the shaver is a wet/dry model and completely submergible, another nice touch.
The Panasonic Close Curves is completely hypoallergenic, ensuring that there won’t be any lasting irritation or rashes when you’re finished shaving even if you have sensitive skin. And the design of the shaver, with its pop-up and bikini trimmers, means you won’t end up with the razor burn or bumps you’d get when trying to use any other “multi-purpose” shaver in sensitive areas.
When thinking about a bikini razor or trimmer, you might picture a tiny manual shaver that can be tucked away anywhere. However, the Panasonic is (in our opinion) a better choice; it’s still small, but also has a rechargeable battery with a tiny charger. You won’t have to constantly buy new manual trimmers and you can take the Close Curves with you anywhere you go.
Panasonic has been a leader in the razor market for many years, and they hit the nail on the head with this wet/dry number.
| If you are looking for a razor that can get multiple jobs done, then this is the one you’ll want to pick up. Plus, it is discrete and easy to travel with, if you regularly travel for business or pleasure.
Specifications of the Panasonic Close Curves Electric Shaver for Ladies ES2216PC:
2. Schick Quattro for Women Trimstyle Razor & Bikini Trimmer
Schick has really made a name for themselves in the shaving arena, and the Schick Quattro remains one of the most popular razors on the market. It should, then, come as no surprise that they are also taking the bikini area by storm, too.
The Schick Quattro For Women Trimstyle Razor and Bikini Trimmer is a simple device that will help you keep your bikini area perfectly smooth without any of the unwanted after effects, and it does it all in style.
This Quattro is double-sided. The pink-and-teal Quattro for Women is a disposable razor at one end and an electric razor at the other. It’s small, convenient and inexpensive.
The top of this Schick product is a four-blade razor with a fairly-wide pivoting head. Like the other razors on our list, the pivoting action is designed to follow the curves of a woman’s body faithfully to get into difficult-to-reach areas while minimizing nicks and shaving bumps, and the Quattro does it well – not perfectly, but well. Please see below for details on which replacement blades to buy.
The bottom of the Quattro for Women is a bikini trimmer which is powered by an AAA battery and flips open for easy use. There are adjustments you can make on the trimmer’s comb to choose from three different lengths for your hair, and you also have the choice to remove the comb completely to trim as close to the skin as possible (and then finish with the razor if desired).
The Schick is waterproof with a contoured rubber handle so it can be used anywhere. And with no attachments or cords to worry about, it’s the simplest of our top four choices to toss into a purse or backpack so you can do touchup work wherever you go.
When you are looking to complete a simple trim, you turn on the razor, pick your desired length, then smooth the trimmer over the area until you achieve your desired look. Once you have trimmed, if you so desire, you can then flip the razor over to finish with a close shave.