Men have always had challenges with hair growth on all parts of their body and finding a reliable, effective shaver for those areas can be an arduous process. Men’s body hair is usually more coarse and thick than on the head and face and also grows in multiple directions increasing the challenge of precision grooming. The new Norelco BG2030 Professional Body Grooming System seems to be the answer for hairy men who like to be well groomed in all areas of the body. This grooming system has the latest features and multiple attachments to meet your trimming and shaving needs and is powerful enough to cut through thick, coarse hair. According to comments on Amazon, women have also found the body grooming system to be effective for their use.
- NEW High-performance trimmer attachment with 5-lock in Length settings.
- Fast Extra-Large (XL) trimming comb to quickly trim hair in large areas.
- New Extra-Sensitive (XS) trimming comb to comfortably trim hair in the groin area and underarms.
- Hypoallergenic shaving foil – protection against nicks and cuts.
- Water Resistant & Maintenance free
- Self-sharpening blades never need lubrication
- Attachments; Extra Sensitive (XS) trimming comb, Extra Large (XL) trimming comb, trimming attachment and shaving attachment
Safely Shave Sensitive Areas
The Bodygrooming System has an ergonomic deign and the separate trimming and shaving attachments make it simple and painless to achieve the look you desire, even in sensitive areas of the body. It is safe to use on underarms, groin area, chest, abs, legs, back, and shoulders.
Advanced Attachments For More Options
The attachments that come with the Bodygrooming System allow you to control the amount of hair you want to remove. You can choose from five lock-in length settings for trimming without completely removing hair and also use the Norelco BG2030 for a close, smooth and complete shave without attachments.
- Extra Sensitive (XS) trimming comb is specially designed for the groin area and underarms.
- Extra Large (XL) trimming comb works best in large areas like the chest and abs, legs, back and shoulders.
Use Wet or Dry
The Bodygrooming System is water-resistant, so you can easily use it in the shower, but it is just as effective if you prefer a dry cut. It is best to move the shaver against the direction of hair growth and stretch the skin when you move the shaving foil across the area.
Most customer reviews were positive overall, with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 from 206 Amazon.com reviewers (with 120 5-star reviews); but there were a significant number of complaints about the battery, the stability and durability of attachments and the propensity of the razor to cut the skin and pull hair in sensitive areas. Below are some of the comments.
“The battery type is a NiMH, which is better than the “old style” NiCd rechargeable. Instructions say 50 minutes of use from an 8 hour charge, but from my experience…..this seems incredibly underrated, and actually lasts much longer.”
“The fact that this product uses a NiCd is really a bummer because you cannot recharge the unit after every use. You have to wait for the battery to almost completely drain before recharging it.”
“The instructions mention that if you charge the battery for more than eight hours you risk damaging the battery. Well, who the heck wants to plan the charging time so that you happen to be around to unplug it in eight hours?”
“One slight annoyance is that recently I notice that the shaving attachment wants to pivot off if it’s at an odd angle and it seems to have loosened somewhat over time. The shaving attachment falls off every time now, unless I manage to keep a finger on it to hold it in place while I’m trying to shave.”
“I bought this for myself for personal grooming and even though the battery life is truly amazing, this thing will last for a week with everyday use, I would not recommend using it anywhere where you have to be gentle. While this groomer is impeccable in terms of getting the longer hairs off, and the many attachments come in handy, it still leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to hair pulling. My boyfriend and I both used it in private spots, and we now avoid the use of this groomer down there like the plague.”
“Very good product for all body parts with longer hair, horrible for down there.”
“Ok, so I’m a pretty hairy guy and for the past 8 years I’ve tried about 10 different razor/clipper/trimmer products to clean up my chest/stomach area and I’ve yet to find one that I really, truly liked. I got the BG2030 in the mail this morning and all I can say is that I’m *stunned* at how well it works. I hooked up the trimmer attachment and gave it a quick whirl before I got into the shower…just to see how it worked. I was so amazed at how quickly it trimmed everything down, that I just did the whole job right there in about 5 minutes. Nothing more needs to be said — if you want a quick, simple, easy way to trim down body hair, this is the best product I’ve ever used. Period.”
“All I wanted is a trimmer that would work and don’t give me trouble. I have been using it since 10 months now. It’s waterproof and serves the basic purposes. I will surely recommend it if you want a trimmer with no extra features that serves its purpose.”
“Overall I’m satisfied with this purchase, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to keep his body hair under control. It’s definitely a step up from the beard trimmer/electric shaver combo I was using.”
“If you are hairy like me, you really know the trouble and pain of maintaining the hair on your body. The Philips Norelco BG2030 Professional Body Grooming System is a blessing in disguise.”
Deciding Whether or not to Buy?
If you’re considering the Philips Norelco BG2030 but are hesitant because of issues some reviewers noted, keep in mind there is a 45 day money-back guarantee, as well as a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.