We’ve had customers write in about the pressure to remove body hair. In this day and age, hair removal has become an expectation rather than a preference - especially for women. At Bushbalm, we believe that all body hair, no matter where it grows, is both beautiful and natural. It is for this reason that Bushbalm created the Francesca Trimmer. The Francesca is designed to allow you to groom your body hair without completely removing it - click here to learn how to use the Francesca Trimmer.
We like to think of body hair as a garden. When a garden grows, it’s a sign that it’s contents are healthy and getting the nutrients they need. But every gardener has a pair of clippers on hand to trim their garden if it begins to grow too big or starts to look messy. Think of the Francesca Trimmer as your clippers. Francesca will allow you to clean up and groom your ‘garden’ without destroying it.
Below you will find a full run down of the trimming, including: 1) our most asked questions about the Francesca Trimmer; and 2) the benefits of trimming.
Where can you use an electric trimmer?
To uphold our mission to encourage skincare everywhere, the Francesca Trimmer can be used anywhere on the body! It’s really up to you where you decide to trim. You have the liberty to trim your armpits, legs, face, stomach, pubic hair, toes, back - wherever you want a little clean up.
Francesca has a built-in safeguard designed to allow the trimmer to fit into the grooves and crevices of your body without nicking or cutting your skin.
What is the difference between a razor and trimmer?
A razor is designed to achieve as close a shave as possible. When we shave, the first blade of the razor will lift up the hair strand so the next blade can slice it off - click here to learn how to properly shave with a razor.
The trimmer is designed to trim the hair down rather than remove it all off. In other words, an electric trimmer will not cut the hair down to the skin’s surface. The Francesca Trimmer is made up of a comb and blade that work together to trim the hair: the comb lifts the strands upright so that the blade can trim all the hair at the same length. The comb acts as a protective barrier between the blade and the skin. The comb prevents the blade from reaching the skin and cutting the hair down to the surface of the skin. This minimizes the risk of ingrown hairs, razor burn, nics and cuts, and irritated skin.
How short will a trimmer cut body hair?
It’s up to you! Trimmers give you the liberty of choosing the desired length you want your body hair to be. With The Francesca, you can adjust the length of your body hair to 3mm or 6mm. The trimmer comes with the 6mm guard on. This guard can easily be removed to reveal the 3mm guard - click here to learn how to switch out the guards.
Can I trim without using a shaving cream?
The Francesca Trimmer is designed to be used without any shave cream at all! When we created the Francesca Trimmer, we wanted this tool to be as easy to use as possible. We understand that life can get hectic and you may not always have the time to hop in the shower and do a full grooming routine. That being said, you can use the trimmer on the go whenever it is convenient for you.
Click here to learn more about how to use your Francesca Trimmer.
Benefits of using a trimmer before shaving
Prevent razor burn
Trimming before shaving will minimize the tugging on the skin and hair. If the body hair is too long the razor will tug on the skin as opposed to gliding smoothly. When the skin is pulled and tugged too much, the risk of getting nicks and cuts increases. Nics and cuts can be super painful and can get infected, leaving a rash razor burn in its place.
Click here to learn more about razor burn and how to prevent it.
Prevent ingrown hairs
Sometimes, body hair grows in different directions. This becomes an issue when it comes time to shave since some hair strands could be cut at a weird angle and fall beneath the skin’s surface. When it is time for the hair to grow back, the awkward position of the cut could cause the hair strand to curl back into the skin and remain trapped beneath the skin’s surface. This could lead to angry ingrown hairs - not fun.
The Francesca Trimmer is designed to comb all the hair in the same direction and cut it down to the same size. Trimming ensures that the razor slices each hair at the same angle and thus prevents the risk of ingrown hairs.
Minimize Blade Clog
Trimming the hair before shaving can help prevent clogged blades. If you go straight to work without a trim, you’ll notice your blade clogging more often. Blade clog slows down the shaving process because the hair has the be continually rinsed out.
Benefits of the Francesca Trimmer
The Francesca Trimmer will fulfill all of the benefits mentioned above along with the following benefits!
Groom on the GO
Francesca is a great option for painless and hassle-free grooming of your body hair, everywhere. With Francesca, you can groom your body hair quickly without having to worry about ingrown hairs or razor bumps. The reason being that this trimmer won't cut the hair right down to the skin. The strand of hair rests above the surface. Therefore, there is no risk of the hair becoming ingrown. This product gives you the liberty to groom your body hair without the risk of pesky bikini bumps or ingrown hairs.
The custom trimmer guard gives you the optimal height for trimming your bikini line before waxing or shaving. These guards protect sensitive skin. Whereas blades can scrape and damage your face, legs, underarms, etc. That means no chance of cuts, less irritation after each pass, less chance of getting ingrown hairs, and no painful razor burn when you're done.
Wet & Dry Use
The Francesca Trimmer™ can be used wet or dry. It works where you need it, whether that’s in the shower, or out. Feel free to rinse it underwater as this trimmer is waterproof to IPX7 standards.
Comfortable and Easy to Use
The Francesca Trimmer™ was made with ergonomic comfort in mind. It feels perfect in your hand. There is added control with a sleek feeling so you can trim with confidence.
Travel Ready and Easy to Pack
The Francesca Trimmer™ is conveniently cordless and rechargeable. Made with advanced Ni-MH 600mAh battery power to ensure up to 5 hours of battery life. Francesca also includes a USB cord for convenient recharging, that you can bring anywhere you go.