What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Braun Series 5 550cc Shaver System, Black and Silver?

A total of 4 reviews of this product on Reddit.

1 point


15th Feb 2015

Honestly, the best thing I’ve ever done for my skin is switch to an electric shaver. I used to get really bad ingrown hairs and razor bumps plus general irritation. I switched to a good electric shaver and once the adjustment period is done (about 2 weeks) I get a super close shave and absolutely no irritation. This is the one I use. It cleans and lubricates automatically after every shave while changing using alcohol to sanitize. By the next day it’s completely dry and ready to use again.


1 point


25th Feb 2016

I will probably get downvoted to obvlivion for this but I completely disagree with the safety razor suggestions and the like.

I’ve had shaving problems for the past ten years, I’ve tried Gillette, shick Harry’s etc. Aka cartridge razors. They all get too close/aggressive.

I’ve used safety razors with a plethora of blade choices (angles etc) and techniques with no luck.

I’ve had shaving profiles (I’m white too!), and man… They are glorious but hard to keep.

I’ve investigated waxing (no go for my face) and laser removal (but I eventually want facial hair).

My real suggestion? Electric. A quality electric. Spend at least a hundred bucks minimum. Electric won’t shave off tiny imperfections in your skin that every other razor will, it won’t nick you if you mess up a little, it’s more forgiving on wet/dry and cream/soap choices. It cleans itself with alcohol, prolonging sharpness and sanitation. Its cheaper than cartridges and safety razors (a nice razor, cup, soap, brush and blades has a higher entry cost, plus it takes longer and is more shit to carry in the field, and you can’t do it while driving).

I can’t preach this enough. Safety razors died out for a reason. While hipsters and people with anecdotal evidence may disagree/downvote, a quality electric is the best choice.

Tl;dr – electric has more utility and cuts less aggressively which leads to less skin aggravation/ingrowns

Source : had horrible shaving for almost a decade due to skin imperfections and hair direction, now “cured” by buying an expensive electric.

Edit: Hopefully you don’t need to have all the rituals that some people have (pre, during and post shave). I’ve had great luck taking my electric in the shower (Braun Series 5 550cc Shaver System, Black and Silver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003YJB026/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_dOYZwb3YWDRA2 is a baseline, can be found for 99 sometimes) using my decent cream (Jack Black Supreme Cream Triple Cushion Shave Lather, 8 oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WN2O22/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_mPYZwbA6HQMRS) shaving any direction I like, and then applying homemade oil mixture to my face to keep it hydrated and protected. I’ll never go back to a damn razor of any sort.

1 point


13th Mar 2015

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0 points


20th Dec 2012

Just wait until you try one of these bad boys

Got sick of my face being irritated from even the most expensive wet blade razors having to have a sat shave every single day in the military, so I asked for one for Christmas. So smooth and so comfortable, it’s definitely worth the price. the replacement heads and cleaner cartridges for the base last a long time too so in the end it actually costs less than having to buy a new pack of blades for a turbo-mach-series-whatever all the time.