Pros: Pop-up bikini trimmer, attractive, wet/dry, smooth shave, quiet
Cons: Maybe too light duty for some (?)
I'd been using my husband's hand-me-down shaver for quite a while, until it finally died. Fortunately, shaving isn't a huge deal for me, because I have light, sparse, and fine hair. I've used a blade in the past, but for many years now I've stuck with electric shavers. It was time to find a nice lady's shaver, but I didn't want to spend a lot, since my shaving needs are minimal. I found the Conair Satiny Smooth Lady Pro Shaver LWD375CS for $19.99 at Target. Perfect.
~ Product Description
This Conair electric shaver is quite attractive, with a curved shape and pearlescent-like lilac color. It features twin independent foils and two cutters. One of the cutters pops up for use as a bikini trimmer. This shaver is rechargeable, and comes with a charging stand. It is cordless, meaning if the charge is low you have no other option but to recharge it. You can use this wet or dry. It also comes with a little cleaning brush.
Since this is a wet/dry shaver, it can be used with shaving cream or soap. It is fully submersible, and you can shave in the shower or in the tub. Just be sure to never immerse any part of the charging stand or cord in water!
This shaver is easy enough to clean - just rinse the cutting heads under a faucet. There is a protective cap that fits over the foils and cutters to protect them when the shaver is not being used. The foils will come out for more extensive cleaning or replacement by pressing on the two small buttons on the sides of the shaver.
You'll need to charge the Conair Satiny Smooth Lady Pro Shaver LWD375CS before use. Just plug in the charging stand and place the shaver in it. A light comes on to indicate it is charging. It takes about 16 hours to charge for use up to 30 minutes (or after six months of non-use.)
~ My Experience
I charged the Conair shaver overnight before my first use. I decided to try one leg dry and the other wet. This shaver has a wonderful, slim and curved shape that fits in my hand very nicely. The foils and cutters together are about an inch and a half wide. I haven't used a lady's shaver in so long I don't know how that compares. It seems small to me. The twin foils are in the center, with the cutters on the outside. One of the cutters will pop up by using your thumb to slide the button up. The on/off switch is a thumb-slide button as well.
I started dry with my left leg. The Conair Lady Pro I discovered is fairly quiet. Much quieter than my husbands old shaver I had been using. The instructions suggested not to press hard as you are shaving, and I followed those directions. The cutters seem to clip off the hair first, and then the foils shave them closer. I thought the shaver did a fine job, and I had no complaints. The foil heads do not "float" however, like my husband's shaver did. I think the floating heads did a better job around my knees than the Conair, but overall I thought I got a nice, close shave with no yanking, or pinching or anything like that.
I tried out the shaver next in the shower wet with soap on my leg. It did a great job! Probably a little closer and smoother wet, however my shower is small and I found it harder to "get at" my leg in the shower, so I think I'll stick to using this dry, just because it's more convenient for me.
Underarms I did get a pinch and a pull that made me go "ouch" once. I dunno - probably stick with a blade for underarms. But the Conair did shave the hair well, except for that pinch.
The little cleaning brush that came with the shaver is great, but it's small and will likely get lost in a drawer somewhere, unless I can get creative and find a reliable way to store it.
Again keep in mind that my shaving needs are minimal - legs and underarms, and I can go for probably a month, in the winter, without shaving. At my age I'm just going for getting the hair off, and not so concerned about super smoothness. BUT, the Conair Lady Pro DID give me a smooth shave! It's just fine for me, and I'm pleased with the purchase.
~ Final Thoughts
The Conair Satiny Smooth Lady Pro Shaver LWD375CS is inexpensive and suits my needs perfectly. I like that you can use this wet or dry. The curved, ergonomic shape fits well in your hand. If you have more intense shaving requirements, I cannot say how well this would fare - but with the dual trimmers and twin foils, it should take care of most ladys' shaving needs. The pop-up bikini trimmer is a nice option, too. And the price is right at about $20.