The Schick Quattro For Women Trimstyle (the “For Women” is extremely important and mandatory apparently… *sigh*) had pretty good reviews online. At least compared to the other “for women bikini trimmers”. I shudder to think what those would have been like. The trimmer head on this is too narrow and the motor is very weak. It makes trimming with this an agonizingly long and painful process. I would have to go over an area multiple times to get it to work and to get the hair to go into the guard to be trimmed. I remember the trimmer pulling and nicking, even with the guard on. The few times I took the guard off I nicked myself very badly immediately. The thing runs on a battery, so I shouldn’t have been at all shocked that it was extremely lackluster at best and painful at worst. I will admit the design is fairly attractive, the razor on the other end was also a decent shaving razor for my legs, and it’s at least splashproof, but that’s about as far as the compliments go. I threw it out once I got my favorite trimmer and the razor was dull.
I cannot recommend this trimmer. I don’t think it’s necessary to spend about $15 for something that basically only works as a normal shaving razor. It’s a nice razor, but not worth that price. If you are looking for a trimmer as an alternative to shaving, this is not a good option, I recommend this.
You might like it if:
-You are only concerned with aesthetics
-You are more interested in a good shaving razor (and are willing to pay the price)
I used to be really concerned about my pubic hair. I felt very obliged to keep my vulva shaved and felt very self conscious about the idea of being seen by a partner un-kempt. However, shaving was very irritating for my super sensitive skin. I would break out and get ingrown hairs. I had a very long dry spell and then jumped into a long distance relationship, so for the most part I just let it be and shaved up every now and then when I felt like it. With the approach of my boyfriend returning, I became very anxious about my pube situation. I tried using exfoliating shave gels and another trimmer designed for the “bikini area”. Nothing worked and it all left me feeling nicked and ugly.
Approach Black Friday 2014 and I see a beard trimmer on sale for cheap. I can’t remember, but I think I paid about $30. I bite the bullet and assume they are going to put more effort into a male facial trimmer that looks like it’s designed to be around sensitive skin than the frou-frou shit they pull together for women. Lo-and-behold! I cannot believe how easily this changed everything! It makes trimming so easy and quick. I actually prefer to have some hair now to being totally shaved, but the trimmer makes this so easy to keep it tidy and short how I like it, and can even do minimal designs. I tried a lightening bolt once but my pubes are very dark but not very full and thick so it didn’t look very bolt-y. I usually stick to landing strips or triangles now.
It felt so safe against my skin and it worked without pulling (occasionally if it needs to be recharged and my hair is longer it can pull). It came with different guards and interchangeable tips. The foil shaver works, but can still leave me itchy and sensitive so I don’t really use it much. I mostly just use the regular trimmer head. It holds its charge very well and I’ve only had to charge it a handful of times. Granted- I only use it about twice a month- my boyfriend has a very similar model and has to charge his more often but he uses it for his face which he uses much more regularly.
One big downside- I don’t recommend using it around the butt. Not sure if I was just more reckless when I couldn’t see or what, but every time I’ve tried I’ve nicked myself. I won’t let it happen a third time!
All in all, I love it! I don’t feel any need to look any further for my pube needs. This thing covers it all and is easy and basic and that’s all there is to it. I forgot how much I used to stress about my pubes, now it’s no issue at all. It provides me the freedom to do exactly what I want with my pubes.