Choosing the Best Razor for Your Bikini Area (Product Reviews)

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Sep 26
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Some wax, some shave, some choose hair removal creams, some go "au-naturel". Me? I am definitely a razor girl. And while there's no right way to go when it comes to your bikini area, if you are thinking of shaving, I can certainly recommend the best razors around for your bikini area. 

The Best 3 Bikini Razors

2nd

Noxema Bikini Shave

Noxema Bikini shave and trim in a pack (3 packs)

( 4.7 out of 5.0 )

  • Blade size and handle designed solely for bikini area
  • Lovely shea butter moisture strip
  • Better on shorter hair. Trim first! 
  • For experienced shavers only. 

1st

Schick Hydro Razor

Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle and Bikini Trimmer

( 4.5 out of 5.0 )

  • 2 in 1! It has a trim style electric razor at one end, and a blade razor at the other. 
  • Waterproof
  • The blade is designed for leg and bikini, so isn't as small as specialised bikini area blades. 

3rd

Philips Bikini Perfect

Philips HP6378 Bikini Perfect Deluxe, Opal/Aqua

( 3.9 out of 5.0 )

  • Cordless and Rechargeable for up to 60 Minutes
  • Wet and Dry, works great in or out of the shower
  • Takes a bit of trial and error to work out which option of shave is best for you. There's a lot of choice! 

What Buy a Razor for Bikini Area?

Why go razor? For me, it's the best way. I've tried the rest. Waxing, aside from the pain (ouch, seriously, it hurts. A lot.) is also quite a private thing, I just felt really embarrassed going to the salon for a wax. And there's no way I'm doing that myself at home! Hair removal creams? Well they aren't pain free either. The itching and the chemical smell which disintegrated my hair. That can't be good to have on your skin, can it? Then there's the times when I've misplaced my razor, or just forgot that week....that's fine for some. But personally I didn't feel comfortable worrying about what was poking out the side of my bikini bottoms! 

  • Pain Free hair removal. This kind of speaks for itself. A huge bonus if you ask me! 
  • Can do it yourself!  As well as being the most convenient option, all you need it a little privacy in your own home and you can do this any time that suits you. No appointments needed! 
  • Inexpensive Option.  Your razor will last and last. You don't need to be replacing expensive pots of hair removal cream, or paying someone to rip the hair out. You just need a bikini razor. They're inexpensive and whether you go for the disposable blade option or electric razor, both will last a long time. They only have a small area to worry about! 
  • Is really flexible. You can just go for tidying up the stray hairs that want to pop out of your bikini, or you can go the whole 9 yards (not literally!) and really tidy up down there. And anything in between! 

So if you're looking for an easy, pain-free, without irritation and embarrassment way of sorting out your bikini area, the razor is really the best option for you! 

What to Look Out for When Buying a Razor for Bikini Area

There are actually a few different types of product, and you'll find that you'll have own preference depending on how you want to use the product. 

  • Waterproof bikini razors are definitely best if you plan to use them in the shower. Remember though, if you're going to use one of these in the shower to tidy-up your bikini area, you'll want to just be tackling the bits you can see! Don't go trying to do the lot where visibility is an issue! 
  • Electric vs. blade. Which is the best option for you is down to personal choice. Some people worry about using a blade around such sensitive skin. I get this. But with some care there is really nothing to worry about. Both are good options, really depends which you'd be most comfortable with. I'd say if you aren't used to shaving your legs, going straight for a blade bikini area razor may be a bit of a big step for you.
  • Cordless vs. with a cord. You'd think cordless would always be better. You don't have to be near an electric socket (useful if camping I've found!) but remember. You do need to make sure that your razor is charged! 

So there are a lot of choices. But to make it easier, some manufacturers have combined these features, so if you're undecided this isn't a problem! 

A Word on Technique

I think it's worth giving a bit of time to explaining a few tips on getting the best results with your bikini area razor. 

Firstly Preparation: Move away from the razor and consider the question "How much do you want to lose?" Because if it's more than say 1/4 inch, you need to get some scissors and trim a little off first! Once you've got the length right, it's worth giving the freshly trimmed area a bit of an exfoliate (gently!) to prepare it for the razor.

Shaving with a Blade: Whatever you do, do NOT use your regular razor that you use for your legs and underarms on your bikini area. It isn't fit for purpose.  ?The skin down there is super-sensitive, the curves and tight area you're working with need a smaller head. If you're going for a blade, shaving cream is your friend. Use it. Or, if you're out, hair conditioner is a great alternative. You're looking at softening the skin, both do this. 

With or Against the Grain: Plenty of people talk about shaving "with the grain". This means the direction the hair grows. It's supposed to avoid irritation. And it does. But It also seems to avoid removing hair. Maybe if you're super super sensitive this might be the way for you, but it doesn't work for me. I suggest trying against the grain to start with, and if it doesn't work try side to side. So not against the grain, but across it! 

After Care: Whether you've gone electric, or blade, the same applies. You absolutely do not want little red bumps where hair once was. How is that better? These bumps are often in growing hairs (lovely...) A problem because the skin down there is so thin. My personal top-tip here, is to try using  a little baby powder on the area you've shaved. This prevents irritation.  

Please watch the video below for some tips on how to maintain your bikini area with using a razor.

Detailed Reviews of the Best Product Razor for Bikini Area

I've got to say, this is one product review that has taken me quite some time to compile. I had to wait for growing time in between products! But I go there eventually, and we have a top 3. 

Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle Razor and Bikini Trimmer

Schick Hydro Razor

I really loved the flexibility of this product. I was a little cautious when I saw that the bikini trimmer was at one end, and the razor blade at the other end was for leg and bikini use. But it worked. In the shower, out of the shower. And without any horrible irritation after shaving. A great product. I use the trimmer for bikini and razor for leg, and get to only buy one product. Great result! 

Features

  • Waterproof. So I can trim (visible parts only please!) in the shower, or go for a bigger job where I can clearly see. Both worked great! 
  • 2 in 1. I don't have to buy a separate razor for my legs. It's all there in the same place. 
  • No irritation with the 5 curve sensing blades. My legs have never been smoother. A bonus! 
  • Battery operated. Perfect for travel. And it really lasts a long time. 
  • Adjustable setting for the trimmer. So from clean shave to a longer look, and everything in between. This trimmer can do the lot. 

What's Good About It?

There's a lot I could say about what's good about this product. I think the fact that it basically does everything, all in one product is what I love about it. And it does it all so well. 

What Could Be Improved?

Nothing really. I guess it's less useful for people who don't shave their legs. But there's always your underarm? 

Noxema Bikini shave and trim 3 in a pack (3 packs)

Noxema Bikini Shave

I admit, I was a little worried about this one. It kind of looked a little basic. If there was ever a lesson in not judging a book by its cover, this is it. A brilliant bikini razor, that did a great job at tidying up my bikini area. 

Features

  • Designed to be the size and shape to trim and shave your bikini area. No doubling up here. 
  • Found these worked brilliantly at getting to those hard to reach areas. 
  • Can use wet or dry. I did both without problem or irritation

What's Good About It?

It's so simple, and it works so well. The easiest bladed razor for bikini area I've used. Perfect size and shape. Blades gave a brilliant smooth finish. Very easy for precise work! 

What Could Be Improved?

I think these are brilliant. Some people prefer a non-disposable razor. So one where you can change the blades and keep the handle. I don't mind personally either way, as long as they do a good job. And these certainly do.  I did though find it easier to use these for a clean finish. Trying to create a trimmed look, rather than shaved look, requires a bit of practice! 

Philips HP6378 Bikini Perfect Deluxe Trimmer, Opal/Aqua

Philips Bikini Perfect

A cordless electry razor. This one's rechargeable for up to 60 minutes and is designed specifically for use on your bikini area with a perfectly shaped and sized head. I love that you can use it in or out of the shower. It also features an epilator setting. And while this may be a bonus for some, for me it's the opposite. Epilating makes waxing look like a spa break. I was worried I'd accidentally set off the epilator feature. Ouch!  

Features

  • Trim, shape and remove hair in your bikini area. Lots of length options so you can get the look you want! 
  • Rechargeable for up to 60 minutes of cordless work. (You shouldn't need this all in one sitting!)
  • Wet or dry use. So in or out the shower, this electric bikini razor works a treat. 

What's Good About It?

Again, specifically designed for the bikini area, this product is great. So many options, wet or dry, various lengths, perfect size head for harder to reach areas. It comes with a safety cover too. 

What Could Be Improved?

It is a great product. My personal fear of epilating may have gone against this one. It really does a good job. It is though the most expensive option. And I feel that of these top three, it doesn't quite do enough to justify the difference in price. 

Final Verdict on Best Razor for Bikini Area

It wasn't an easy choice. They all did a great job. But the Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle Razor and Trimmer had the edge. It offers the flexibility and styling options of the Philips, while matching the value for money and smooth finish of the Noxema. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this product to anyone. 

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