Best Wahl Electric Razors in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 7, 2019
Do you remember Matt Damon shaving off his long beard in the Martian movie? He did it with a Wahl shaver! And not without a reason. Wahl electric razors can quickly deliver you ultra-smooth results you're craving for. They are ultimately precise and durable, so why not to try one of them and see for yourself? ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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SHAVER USE
COMPONENTS AND DESIGN
USABILITY
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POWER
WARRANTY
 
PROS

This grooming kit deftly combines a full-size shaver, trimmer, and detailer all in one. This is achieved due to the generous set which includes different attachments and a handy stand for them.

CONS

The tool is rather hefty. 

OUR VERDICT

This comprehensive set would be an ideal option for people that cherish space and performance the most. It can substitute several grooming tools without sacrificing performance. The best option if you want to get the most out of your money.

detailed parameters
SHAVER TYPE

Rotary shaver

SHAVER USE

Dry

COMPONENTS AND DESIGN

Full size flex and float rotary shaver head, Standard trimmer, Precision trimmer, 4 comb attachments (0.2 to 12 mm)

USABILITY

Non-slip grip

ACCESSORIES

Stand for razor and all accessories, Cleaning brush, Beard comb

POWER

Up to 2 hours (1-hour charge)

3-min quick charge for 1 shaving

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

It has the unique hypoallergenic gold foil that allows even the most sensitive individuals to use the tool without any razor bumps, ingrown hairs, or skin irritation.

CONS

It has no trimmer.

OUR VERDICT

This professional retro device is a great fit for those who need an ultra-sharp performance to groom their face, neckline, and head. It's also a good pick for men who value appliances that look different and unique.

detailed parameters
SHAVER TYPE

Foil shaver

SHAVER USE

Dry

COMPONENTS AND DESIGN

Hypoallergenic gold foils

USABILITY

Non-slip grip

ACCESSORIES

Stand for razor, Pre-shave brush, Foil guard, Cleaning brush

POWER

Up to 80 minutes (2-hour charge)

WARRANTY

1 year

PROS

The Lithium Ion technology provides up to 180 minutes of runtime after just a 60-minute of charging. If you wish, you can give a quick 5-minute charge for 15 minutes of use.

CONS

The combs are a bit tough to attach at first.

OUR VERDICT

It's a perfectly versatile unit for those who wear a beard one day and a sexy 6 o'clock shadow the next day. Since it comes with a huge variety of combs, you'll be able to experiment with your style as you wish.

detailed parameters
SHAVER TYPE

Precision trimmer

SHAVER USE

Wet / Dry

COMPONENTS AND DESIGN

Extreme precision blade, 12 comb attachments (0.2 to 25 mm)

USABILITY

Waterproof, non-slip grip

ACCESSORIES

Beard comb, Blade oil, Cleaning brush

POWER

Up to 3 hours (1-hour charge)

5-min quick charge for 1 trimming

WARRANTY

5 years (blade - lifetime warranty)

PROS

The unit has a shock-proof housing, meaning it's nearly indestructible. This way, you'll be able to use it anywhere without fear of damaging.

CONS

The foils are too delicate.

OUR VERDICT

The Wahl LifeProof Foil Shaver is a worthy investment if you need a super robust razor but are not willing to splurge on big names. It will survive through years of vigorous use.

detailed parameters
SHAVER TYPE

Foil shaver

SHAVER USE

Wet / Dry

COMPONENTS AND DESIGN

Dual floating head system with flexing foils, 3-cut system with opposite moving cutters, Long hair pop-up trimmer

USABILITY

Waterproof, non-slip grip

ACCESSORIES

Foil guard, Storage bag, Cleaning brush, Blade oil

POWER

Up to 1.5 hours (1-hour charge)

5-min quick charge for 1 shaving

WARRANTY

5 years

PROS

The Wahl 7339 offers effective solutions for razor bumps: it maintains your hair as even and short as possible, boasts excellent antibacterial properties, and keeps down allergic reactions.

CONS

The runtime could be longer.

OUR VERDICT

It's a fantastic razor for those men that prefer a clean look and shave regularly. The Wahl 7339 will be particularly useful for guys with sensitive skin. Boasting the bump-free shaving technology, it'll leave nothing but smooth skin.

detailed parameters
SHAVER TYPE

Foil shaver

SHAVER USE

Dry

COMPONENTS AND DESIGN

Hypoallergenic titanium foils, Pop-up trimmer

USABILITY

Non-slip grip

ACCESSORIES

Pre-shave brush, Foil guard, Cleaning brush, Storage bag

POWER

Up to 60 minutes (~8 hour charge)

WARRANTY

3 years

Wahl Lithium Triple Play Trimmer

Triple Play

The Triple Play Trimmer is a completely new concept of a shaver for the Wahl company, which has already got positive feedback from many users. It's a great deal for those individuals who want to get the most out of their money.

This is an advanced home grooming kit that deftly combines a full-size shaver, trimmer, and detailer all in one. This is achieved due to the generous set which includes different attachments:

Rotary shaver is the star of the show here. Three flex and float rotary shavers precisely conform to each contour of your face and neck to provide an ultra-clean, smooth finish. With comfort and no pulling.

Standard trimmer. As it is usually the case, this attachment can be used for trimming a beard, stubble, necklines and other parts of the body.

Precision trimmer works for personal detailed trimming of ears, nose, and eyebrows.

Additionally, the set includes an adjustable comb attachment and three beard comb attachments allowing you to choose the cutting length anywhere between 0.2mm and 12 mm.

Review of Wahl Lithium Triple Play Trimmer float rotary shaver head

Improved Battery

The Triple Play shaver is also revolutionary in its Lithium Ion battery. Made with the latest battery, it doubles the power and offers twice longer runtime compared to standard rechargeable trimmers. Plus, the full charge of the battery takes considerably shorter time - just 60 minutes. That means you will use more and charge less.

In case you forget to charge the buzzer in advance and get caught short in one of those busy days, you can benefit from a quick charge option. And again, whereas other Wahl products (and other big names) usually offer a five-minute quick charge, just three minutes will be enough for this revolutionary shaver.

As far as extras are concerned, the box includes a handy storage/charge base, travel case, cleaning brush, blade oil, shaver cap, and instructions in addition to the aforementioned head attachments and combs.

In sum, this comprehensive set will be an ideal option for people that cherish space and performance the most. It can substitute several grooming tools without sacrificing performance. The best option if you want to get the most out of your money.

Wahl Lithium Triple Play Trimmer float rotary shaver head in the use

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Wahl Super Close

Retro Shaver

The Wahl Finale 5 Star Series is the ultimate finishing tool. Being extremely stylish and functional, this shaver is a great offering for those who crave for professional results.

The first thing that is likely to attract your attention is the unique body of the shaver which gives the razor a retro hint and makes it look like it was designed in the 1950s or 1960s rather than in the third millennium. It has a sleek black rectangular casing with a large black on/off button only, making the unit very easy to use.

Belonging to the professional line of products, this Wahl razor delivers a super-close shave. It guarantees unrivalled precision and is able to hug your face or head tightly so that you can shave it without missing a hair. Actually, this model has the closest feel to an actual razor compared to other electric shavers you may come across on the market.

On the downside, it comes without a pop-up trimmer and, accordingly, is not suitable for trimming longer hair. Yet, if you shave regularly, you'll find this tool versatile enough for a variety of cuts on your face and neck. It'll provide you with a bump-free and ultra-close shave.

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Not Just for Face

What makes this model a standout is that it's suitable not just for shaving neck and face. Fitted with a hypoallergenic gold foil, it works miracles even on the most sensitive skin. The gold foil prevents discomfort, redness or irritation and doesn't leave nicks, cuts, red bumps or ingrown hairs that usually happen if a razor gets too close to your skin. Hence, this buzzer is perfect for the head grooming as well.

If you use this on your scalp, it'll take your hair down almost as close as a wet shave. And buzzing the whole head will take you no longer than a few minutes. So, men that usually shave their head down to bald will find the Wahl Finale 5-Star shaver particularly useful. It can do a great job at shaving you head without leaving lingering discomfort afterward. Needless to say, such a gentle and ultra-precise razor is also perfect for trimming around your sideburns and beards.

For the convenience of use, the tool comes equipped with all the accessories you may need for comfortable use - a foil guard, charging plug, cleaning brush, and manual.

To wrap things up, this professional retro device is a great fit for men who need an ultra-sharp performance to groom their face, neckline, and head. It's also a good pick for those who cherish appliances that look different and unique.
Wahl Super Close Super Close in the use

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Wahl _Aqua Blade

Trim, Shave, Edge

The next product under review is actually not a shaver but a fully-fledged beard and stubble trimmer that is capable of trimming shaving, and edging.

At the first stage of the grooming process, you can trim your short stubble or maintain a longer beard thanks to 12 guide combs that come with the purchase. This variety of beard clippers provide cutting lengths from 0.2 up to 25mm.

At the next stage, you can shave your face with confidence as the Aqua Blade delivers a close shave yet doesn't cause irritation. We would like to emphasize that the blade doesn't provide ultra-clean shave but gets much closer than standard trimmers. The blade is made from stainless steel and is likely to last the lifetime of the trimmer. It's fairly wide and ensures more coverage and fewer passes.

Finally, you can create crisp lines and edge with the T-Blade. This is a super-precise blade that cuts 60% closer for the sharpest stubble lines.

Review of Wahl _Aqua Blade Beard and Stubble Trimmer

Ultra-long Runtime

Another perk of the Aqua Blade is that it's fully washable and accordingly suitable for wet/dry use. Besides the benefits of luxurious shaving with cream or lotion, you'll get peace of mind knowing that water or steam in your bathroom won't harm the shaver. Also, the waterproof design makes the unit easy to clean. You can simply rinse out the blade under the tap.

Moving on, we would like to say a few words about the incredible battery life of this device. The Lithium Ion technology provides up to 180 minutes run time after just a 60-minute charge. If you wish, you can give a quick 5-minute charge for 15 minutes of continuous use.

Last but not least is the set. The rimmer comes with pretty much everything you would want in the box - a standard power cable, instructions, a wide variety of guards, and cleaning/maintenance materials including a brush, blade oil, and a stand. The unit is also supplied with a handy case that is large enough to hold the cutter and all the guards (but not the charger).

All things considered, it's a perfectly versatile unit for those who wear a beard one day and a sexy 6 o'clock shadow the next day. Since it comes with a huge variety of combs, you'll be able to experiment with your style as you wish.

Wahl _Aqua Blade Beard and Stubble Trimmer in the use

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Wahl Wet/Dry

Good Value

The Wahl LifeProof shaver is a well-balanced product that offers one of the best price/quality ratios. For just £40, it provides as close a shave as its more expensive rivals. With a split foil pattern and flex foils, it optimises hair feeding and moves with your hand to deliver you a more comfortable shave.

The razor in question is very gentle on any skin type and works amazingly well on stubble-length hair. Yet, a foil screen seems a bit too delicate and unable to cope with 3-4 days' stubble growth. However, it's not a big issue and can be solved easily. Just shave carefully and make a habit of trimming daily. The results will please you and the shaver will reliably work for years to come.

The LifeProof razor fits nicely in hand and has ergonomic non-slip rubber grips which make it convenient to hold even in wet hands. It's a quite nice addition as the unit is waterproof to 1 metre and can be used in the shower for grooming your face, neck or shoulder hair. That is to say, the foil shaving mechanism works beautifully on wet skin. And if you add some shaving cream or gel, the ultra-smooth results are guaranteed.

As for the battery life, the LifeProof razor doesn't trail behind the competition. After a full charge, it can work for up to three weeks with regular use. The battery lasts the same 90 minutes as many other premium models.

Review of Wahl Wet/Dry Lithium Lifeproof Shaver for Men

Vitrually Indestructible

This stylish razor is available not only in classic black colour but also in bright yellow that gives it a tough, sporty look. This makes the model one of the best choices for active lifestylers and fitness enthusiasts. Yet, it's not only vibrant design that makes the unit so attractive for active people. The icing on the cake here is its shock-proof housing, meaning the razor is nearly indestructible. This way, you'll be able to use it anywhere without fear of damaging.

No matter what you're doing, be it travelling or training in the gym, this shaver will cover all your needs. Owing to the high-impact housing, it's one of the most durable models on the market.

Summing it all up, we would like to say that the Wahl LifeProof Foil Shaver is a worthy investment if you need a super robust razor but are not willing to splurge on big names. It will survive through years of vigorous use.

Wahl Wet/Dry Lithium Lifeproof Shaver for Men in the use

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Wahl # 7339

Bump-free Shaving

When it comes to super-gentle electric shavers, the Wahl 7339 bump-free shaver is definitely among top picks. Knowing that many men suffer from pseudofolliculitis barber (razor bumps), the manufacturer has specifically created the razor to address this problem. So, the Wahl 7339 offers the following effective solutions:

For one, the razor maintains your hair as even and short as possible. For two, it boasts excellent antibacterial properties. And for three, it keeps down allergic reactions with its hypoallergenic titanium foils, the hallmark of this shaver.

Though there's one downside to that - the foils are capable of shaving very close, almost as close as a razor shave. That's why we would recommend using only a light touch when shaving sensitive areas. Also, it's better to moisturise your skin after each use in order to avoid irritation.

In addition to the razor, the box includes a charger for it, a foil guard, cleaning brush, beard brush, zippered pouch, and instructions.

Review of Wahl # 7339 Rechargeable Bump-Free Shaver

Best for Short Hairs

One more thing you'll also appreciate is that this Wahl electric shaver has a built-in pop-up trimmer that can be quickly extended for trimming your sideburns, beard, or moustache. It makes very clean lines and works great. But do note that neither the trimmer nor the shaver will work as expected on long hairs. In a word, while the Wahl 7339-300 certainly does a stellar job at delivering you an ultra-smooth shave, it won't be able to shave long hairs if you happen to miss any spot for a couple of days. Yet, it's only a slight con, not a deal-breaker.

Overall, it's a perfect razor for people that prefer a clean look and shave regularly. The Wahl 7339 foil shaver will be particularly useful for guys with sensitive skin. Boasting the bump-free shaving technology, it'll leave nothing but smooth skin without razor bumps.

Wahl # 7339 Rechargeable Bump-Free Shaver in the use

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What Is a Wahl Electric Razor?

Wahl Clipper is the number one brand of grooming tools in America. With almost 100 years of successful experience, the company distributes hair clippers, trimmers, electric shavers, and other personal care devices all over the world. Everything about their products screams high quality and advanced technology, and that’s the reason why professionals widely use Wahl products. So, if you want to join the army of Wahl’s admirers, we kindly offer you to read our review on the best Wahl electric razors. They come in different designs and styles yet they all do the job flawlessly. They gently remove facial hair for super smooth results.

However, if you grow a beard or wear a perfect 5 o'clock shadow from time to time, a beard trimmer is another must-have device for you. Although almost all Wahl shavers are fitted with pop-up trimmers for small jobs, it’s still sensible to have a professional device with numerous attachments in your household.

What Features to Compare

Type

First off, you should decide which type of an electric razor you really need. There are two types of electric razors - rotary and foil devices. Rotary shavers work thanks to the rotating circulation blades that are located in shaving heads (generally, there are three of them). This type of shaver works best for thick and long hair. They can remove even 3-4 days’ growth. As for foil shavers, they use vibrating blades that are hidden under the foil head covers. They are considered a bit safer and gentler yet they are not that powerful compared to rotary devices. You might need to put in an extra effort to manage long bristles. Wahl is particularly famous for its foil shavers, as they are considered one of the best on the global market.

Usability

Also, you need to consider design of a cordless razor. As a rule of thumb - the thinner the shaver the smoother the results. Models with small heads can follow your facial contours more precisely and more comfortably. Yet, you might need to make more passes for a clean shave. The other thing to pay attention to is the floating shaver heads. Razors with floating heads definitely provide a safer shave.

Design Peculiarities

Another parameter worth your attention is the waterproofness of the device. For example, if a shaver is waterproof to some degree, you’ll be able to shave in your shower using your favourite shaving foam or gel. An ergonomic design with comfortable grips will make the shaving process (especially in the shower) much easier. Rubber inserts enable you to reliably hold the razor, even with wet hands.

Additionally, some shavers come with extra attachments for various grooming jobs. For example, a pop-up trimmer can make grooming beards or sideburns much easier.

Extras

The last but not the least, you need to turn your attention to additional options a Wahl electric razor has. Some models have a LED battery indicator informing you about how much battery charge has remained. This way, you’ll always know when to recharge the battery.

If you’re often in a hurry and tend to forget to "fuel" your razor timely, it’s better to opt for a model with a quick-charge function. A one-minute charge will be enough for one full shave. There are also units that can work from both the battery and the mains, so you can choose how to charge them depending on a situation. These models are favoured by frequent travellers and people that often have business trips.

Did you know?

How Much Hair?

Unbelievable, an average man has from 10,000 to 15,000 hair follicles on his face. However, they are not all active at this very moment.

A Popular Myth

Probably you have heard that hair is believed to grow faster or become thicker if you shave it every day. Myth! Hair growth, as well as thickness, is completely controlled by your genes.

The Ancient History of Shaving

Men have been shaving long before the common era. The 5000+ old drawings depict men using such tools as flint, shark teeth, and clam shells for shaving. The very first real analogues of razors were made of copper and solid gold. Such "razors" were found in Egyptian tombs of the 4th millennium B.C. Egyptians (both men and women) used to shave their facial hair as well as heads. Being hairless was the best way for them to stay cool and clean. Specially-designed wigs protected their heads from the direct sun rather than natural hair. People used to believe that those wigs also protected them from illnesses.

How Many Strokes?

If you used to shave with a manual razor, you were likely to take about 150 strokes per one shave. Of course, with sophisticated Wahl electric razors, you’ll need to make fewer passes.

A Great Alternative

Electric shavers are a great alternative to a manual razor not only because of its higher performance but because of better hygiene as well. Most people improperly store their razor blades, which might even lead to skin infections. They often use blades that are past its “expiration date”, or, which is worse, leave them in the shower where blades virtually magnetise bacteria.

For Military Purposes

Did you know that soldiers were required to be cleanly shaven during World War I and World War II? The roots of this tradition go back to 330 B.C. when Alexander the Great forced his troops to shave. He believed that clean shave could prevent enemies from grabbing his soldiers by the beard during hand-to-hand combats.

The First Replaceable Razor

In 1895 King Camp Gillette, a travelling salesman, found out that the edge of his razor had dulled, and the idea of a disposable blade came to his mind. Later on, he made the idea into a reality and created the first straight razor with a double-edged blade that could be used until it became dull and then had to be discarded. The mass production of the Gillette razor began in 1903.

The Difference Between Men’s and Women’s Razors

Although women’s and men’s razors look almost identical, they are different indeed. First off, women’s razors have a more rounded head and extra protection around the blades. They also have different ‘guide bars’ that help get longer hairs in the right position. Finally, they do not have an oblique angle typical of men's blades, and have a slightly different form of handles allowing girls to hold them so that they can see the area they shave better.

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Publish Date: 2019-08-07 08:33:58