Come on! It’s the 21st century. The idea of using multiple devices for body grooming sounds is boring and outdated. I’m someone who keeps a medium stubble most of the time but sometimes I go for part wet shaving as well.
Instead of using a heavy-duty razor and an expensive trimmer for shaving and trimming my beard, I found a tool that does both. I’m talking about Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler. I had tried tons of all-in-one body groomers before but none of them delivered a quality wet shaving experience. All of them were basically great hair clippers.
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler is different. It is powerful, gentle on the skin and lets you experiment with your beard style as much as you want. Not just beard, it is a great styling tool for men who like to keep goatee, sideburns, mustache, chest hair and even pubes in shape. It’s a perfect weapon for manscaping.
Believe me, no matter how good an electric styler is, you will find it useless unless it is fast and efficient and provides a great battery life. It’s been quite a while since I have been using the ProGlide for quite some time now and I’ll continue using it as long it lasts. It gets the job done well and saves a lot of time, what else can a man ask for?
|Blade type||Fusion ProGlide|
|Guaranty||90 days money back|
|Power||1 AA battery |
|Number of Blade||1|
So What Is Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler? What Makes It Different?
Have you ever got gobsmacked by the sheer precision and efficiency of Braun electric shavers? I know many of you have. Well, guess what? Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler is powered by Braun, manned by Braun and has all the goodness of a Braun shaver.
This 100-year-old shaving kit manufacturer has designed the motor of ProGlide. If you are specifically looking for a cordless, electric body groomer, you shouldn’t settle for anything less.
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler is essentially a facial razor that also works as a hair clipper and a styler (hence, called a 3-in-1 styler). However, the battery it runs on is not rechargeable. For its price point, you can’t expect much.
Moving on, you can put on the ProGlide blade for a quick and effective wet shave. Take the blade off and use the clipper to shape your sideburns and mustache. The stock-standard facial shaving kit includes everything you’ll need.
The box also includes multiple comb attachments to help you with different trimming lengths. The exchangeable combs can easily adapt to the contours of your face and neck, providing you the best manscaping experience of your life. It is because the blades can cut hairs quite close to the skin, something unachievable by ordinary electric shavers.
But what truly makes ProGlide a “Pro” is the fact that it has been approved by dermatologists. It can effortlessly shave and trim the hair off your sensitive regions, without causing rashes or razor bumps.
Actually, this is the primary reason why I bought this styler. I have hypersensitive, allergy-prone skin. Despite the blade going too close to the skin, it doesn’t lead to razor bumps post-shaving. No kidding, this has been the only grooming device so far which hasn’t caused me rash breakouts. Why should I not love it?
What’s in the Box?
The stock-standard shaving kit includes a set of three comb attachments for custom trimming length setting, a Precision Edging Blade, a Braun-engineered trimmer, a holder and a battery (non-rechargeable).
The best part is that the styler is compatible with all Gillette Fusion Blade refills to help you customize your shave without spending a fortune.
Before I start explaining the features in detail, here’s a quick summary of its key feature, just in case you are in a hurry:
- The 3-in-1 grooming tool is a wet shaver cum trimmer cum styler.
- It uses high precision blades for a smooth and close shave.
- Comes with a holder for keeping all your shaving attachments in one place.
- Sleek and slender design for easy maneuverability.
- Is run by a small yet powerful motor designed by Braun.
- Multiple comb attachments for custom trimming and edging.
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler – Detailed Review
Look and Feel
This all-in-one men’s body groomer has a minimal profile, something I absolutely adore. The slim and lightweight styler can easily contour your neck, jawline, and chin line. I noticed a couple of indentations on the black and blue base, allowing a firm grip on the handle.
The shaver head is somewhat narrow. It features four blades built in side by side to grab and cut maximum hair with one pass. I’ve to admit that despite packing so much punch, ProGlide is the gentlest shaver I’ve used so far. It smoothly glides along the different contours of your skin, making it possible to get beard styles you see in those popular men’s magazines.
There’s also a precision edging trimmer measuring around 2 centimeters. This trimmer is on one side of the shaving head. All you have to do is remove the facial razor attachments and the trimmer will pop up.
The blade of the trimmer is a class of its own and helps you get well-defined sideburns, mustache, goatees and chest hair as well. You can also use it to touch-up your stubble on-the-go as I do. The 2 cm. length of the trimmer is ideal for tidying up the stray whiskers.
Braun has intentionally kept the size of the motor small in order to reduce the weight and focus more on the design of the blades. The ProGlide Styler also comes with a holder that doesn’t take up much space in small bathrooms.
It works as an organizer, keeping all your shaving essentials such as blades and combs in place. Also, it looks quite cool on the countertop.
ProGlide is completely waterproof. The elongated body has a rubber seal on it, therefore, you shouldn’t have any problem using it in the shower. For cleaning, simply hold the trimmer head under running tap water.
ProGlide Styler is the ultimate tool for men like me who are too lazy to use shaving gel and water for a close shave. This complete body groomer can give you a pretty close and neat shave if you use the blades without the guards.
By the way, the shaving blades come with 3 plastic guards. The trimming and edging blade is genuinely as sharp and quick as advertised. Even if I go without shaving for 2 weeks, it would easily trim my stubble at a uniform length.
I also loved that fact that it doesn’t come with tons of attachments. In the real world, no man uses so many attachments and fancy features for regular grooming. To sum up, if you wish to maintain a consistent stubble while trying some different styles like textured crop+faded sides, this will work great for you.
Having said that, I won’t say ProGlide is as good as a regular razor when it comes to giving a smooth and close shave. But you will still enjoy experimenting with different, classy and trendy facial hair styles using this styler.
The packaging of the product itself assures high-quality. All the attachments are neatly and securely packed. You’ll find user guides and booklets explaining how to use it in detail using pictures.
It’s kind of sad that it doesn’t run on a rechargeable battery but you get what you pay for. And also, the AA battery it uses will easily last you for a couple of months. What’s more, even the product package includes a battery so that you can get started with it right away.
Can Fusion ProGlide Styler be Used for Shaving Pubes?
I know there are many of you who wants to know if Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler can be used for shaving pubes. Well, you can. For shaving the junk around your shaft, use the #1 guard on the blade and get a decent shave down there.
However, if you want a closer shave, use it without any guard. Just remember to go real slow and easy, otherwise, it might nick your nuts. However again, the chances of that happening are not very bright as the blades are placed too close to each other. So no pube pulling or nicking.
Having said that, I’d still advise using a plastic guard while shaving the bad boy down there to avoid minor cuts.
Not just pubes, this all-in-one body groomer can be used also for keeping chest hair and back hair under control. The trimmer can easily reach hard to reach places of your body, thus significantly cutting short the grooming time.
Should You Buy or Not Buy Fusion ProGlide Styler?
If you solely want an electric shaver or a hair clipper, there are tons of better options out there. The USP of this particular product is its multifunctionality. It is a decent trimmer, a great styler and an above-average shaver.
I don’t see the point in buying a 3-in-1 styler if all you want is a close shave. This is not essentially the product’s fault, though. I am just nitpicking for the sake of it.
- All-in-one functionality.
- Excellent shaving and trimming blades.
- Allows you to fully customize your shave.
- Easy to clean.
- Comes with a convenient holder for keeping your shaving essentials in place.
- Doesn’t pull your hair or nick sensitive regions.
- The battery isn’t rechargeable.
- I’d have liked the tool to be a bit heavier while shaving to get a better balance.
The Bottom Line
There are tons of much better men’s personal care grooming devices in the market, available at competitive prices. So what makes Fusion ProGlide Styler worth its salt? Answer: its ability to do everything it promises. Some tools provide a good shave, some excel at trimming but very few trims, shaves and styles with equal precision and accuracy. ProGlide is one of them. I hope, by now, you have made up your mind about it.