Philips OneBlade Review

A Better Shave Than You Ever Thought POSSIBLE.

Last Updated: October 6, 2020.

“It’s not a product. It’s not a shaver. It’s a whole new category.

— The Philips OneBlade marketing material

The Philips OneBlade — A Better Shave Than You Ever Thought POSSIBLE. — Man Trimming

The Philips OneBlade vs. Black Skin — Is It the Best Electric Shaver for Black Men?

There’s a pretty universal truth when it comes to Black men and grooming—we can’t shave our faces with just anything.

I mean, I learned to shave like most dudes—my Dad got me disposable razors in my early preteen years, showing me how to carefully drag the blade across my skin, pulling taut now and then to make sure I got everything in even the trickiest of spots.

But you know what happens when you cut tight curls with a cheap razor and let it grow back?

Razor bumps.

The Philips OneBlade — Is It the Best Electric Shaver for Black Men? — Casey Palmer circa 2006 Razor Bumps and All

The Philips OneBlade vs. Razor Bumps — Just How Well Will it Fare?

The curse of Black men everywhere; it often feels like you can’t shave your face without avoiding razor bumps. I know gents who hit the barbershop weekly for a lineup and a shave, but not everyone has the luxury of time or the dollars to do that 52 times a year. In my case, I got a barber-grade Andis T-Outliner that’s been a dream to work with… but as a wired unit, what’re you supposed to do when an outlet isn’t handy?

If you ask Philips, they’ll give you an answer that just might be the cordless version of the best electric shaver for Black men — the Philips OneBlade!

Looking at the Philips OneBlade — Why It’s One of My Favourite Electric Shavers!

The Philips OneBlade — Is It the Best Electric Shaver for Black Men?
The Philips OneBlade: A lot of shaving power in a tiny little package!

I was leery when approached to test the OneBlade—it took a long time to find a razor that wouldn’t mess my face up, and I wasn’t anxious to break that routine, #BloggerLife or no.

But it held promise—the Philips OneBlade says it’s “the biggest leap forward in facial hair maintenance since razors were invented,” and maybe there’s some weight to that claim!

No larger than your modern disposable razor, Philips packed in several features to the OneBlade that set it apart from the standard offerings:

  • protected blades that last up to 6 months and cut 200 times per second for a clean, precise shave
  • a unique design that lets the OneBlade cut both wet and dry hair without clogging, pulling or nicking
  • attachment heads in three different sizes so you can shave or trim to varying lengths as desired, and
  • a built-in rechargeable battery so you can sharpen your image at even a moment’s notice!

With the starter system retailing for $44.99 CAD and replacement blades at $19.99 CAD for one or $34.99 CAD for two, it’s cost-effective, convenient, and a new way to come correct with your face game!

The Philips OneBlade — The Shave Many of Us Have Been Looking For.

The Philips OneBlade — A Better Shave Than You Ever Thought POSSIBLE. — What's in the Box

Was it perfect for Black hair? Not entirely—I did find myself with some razor bumps after using the OneBlade, but it could’ve just as likely been from the exfoliating beforehand or the aftershave I never used after.

So yeah—the best way to get your razor game on fleek might not even involve razors; the Philips OneBlade will give the look you want at a fraction of the time and cost of other options.

My parents always stressed that a man should look his best when he goes out into the world, and while it’s tough to keep it up with two rugrats scampering around, I’m glad there’re tools like these to make it all a little easier.

Happy grooming, and until the next,

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Disclaimer: Philips sent me a Philips OneBlade to review for this post, pleasantly surprised at what it could do! I’m not quite ready to give up my trusty Andis, but I’ll definitely agree that the OneBlade is way more convenient to carry around!

Good luck to everyone who enters!

By Casey E. Palmer

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey‘s spent the last few decades in pursuit of creating killer content. From novels as a kid, comics as a teen, to blogs and photos once he could grow a beard, he’ll use whatever’s around him to create amazing stuff.

When he’s not creating, he’s parenting, exploring and trying to make life as awesome as possible for everyone around him.

Because a boring life’s not a life worth living!

31 replies on “Philips OneBlade Review”

My hubby, being a black fella himself, hates ingrown hairs and irritation that he gets on his face from shaving!

That my husband doesn’t get his hair all over the sink and counter and leave it there LOL. oh and the price

The price, it is kind of like buying paper towers, garbage bags & etc. you need them but you hate to pay to toss out.

Shaving woe would be the cost of replacing the blades on razors, the one my husband is using right now the replacement blades cost a fortune! Hate that!

My husband hates when the blades get dull after just a few shaves and the razor starts tugging on his skin.Those blades are so expensive it makes a person wonder if they should buy more blades or just buy a different razor and hope it’s better than the last one.I am pretty sure he would love to try the Phillips oneblade better shave.It sounds awesome and even the description of it sounds better than anything he’s tried so far!!

My shaving woe is finding a good one at an affordable price. I would like one that can do the job for hard to reach places.

My husband says that the blade cover keeps breaking and it keeps catching his skin and rips/scraps. He hates it and it is so hard to find another one – the new blades cost the same as a new shaver.. It is so hard to find one that he really likes.

My husband complains that if he shaves everyday, his skin gets irritated but if he doesn’t shave for a few days, his skin breaks out under his beard.

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