Gillette Fusion ProGlide – an even closer shave

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There was a time when having two blades on a razor was revolutionary – one hundred percent more than was then the norm. The Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor has five.

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Inflation, eh? Well, of a sort. While we chunter over the rising price of beer and clothes, the five blades promise an even closer, more comfortable shave than was possible previously.

Head of a Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor
The flexible head of the Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor.

Less tug and pull

The manufacturer states the five blades are finer than those on previous versions of the ProGlide razor. That means “less tug and pull” during a shave.

Of course, we all enjoy pulling. And sometimes, dare we admit it, the occasional tug. But not when we shave.

That painful feeling of facial hair being wrenched out by the root, something that can lead to skin irritation and inflammation, should be a thing of the past if you use Gillette Fusion ProGlide blades.

Gillette Fusion Proglide razors and blades are available to purchase on Amazon (£):

In addition to the five blades the head has a lubricating strip featuring mineral oil. Gillette rank this as their number one razor for people with sensitive skin.

The Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor.
The Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor.

Razor with a precision trimmer

The disposable razor head has a precision trimmer on the back. It’s designed so we can keep the edges of our sideburns straight.

During tests, we found the trimmer useful on bushy eyebrows too. Running the trimmer over them takes off excess hair and avoids potential damage to blades that should be doing their work on faces and necks.

Surprised? Don’t trim your eyebrows down too far or you won’t be able to show it.

Shaving with a flexible head

For years, the vast majority of razors have been designed with static heads. Not this one. The head has the ability to move from side to side, following the contours of your face. The makers name this FlexBall Technology.

A wire connects the head with the handle of the Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor, meaning it moves back into a central position when you remove pressure.

At first, while shaving around the mouth and side of the face, the swivel is barely noticeable. It comes into its own when shaving around the jaw and Adam’s apple. The sideways movement of the razor helps ensure a close, clean shave on areas that our tester says he usually has to go over at least a couple of times.

A razor with a practical design

The curvy, metallic and black rubber design of the Gillette Fusion ProGlide looks good and sits comfortably in hands wet with shaving foam. Unlike some other razor designs it doesn’t twist in your hands during shaving thanks to its chunky feel and the materials used.

A manual and power assisted version of the razor is available. We tested the manual version of the razor and rate it very good.

The Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power is available via Amazon (£):

Four and eight blade packs are available when you need to replace the head.

The Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor.
The Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor.

One Comment

  1. Julienne Quigley says:

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