The 9 9090cc series electric razor by Braun is one of the toughest electric razors on the market. In fact, it’s one of the only electric razors that can handle three-day hair stubble on your scalp, without causing irritation or ingrown hairs. With most electric razors you would first need to use clippers to bring the hair down as close to the scalp as possible, but this is where the Braun razor really shines.
Continue reading to learn more about this model’s unique blade system, cleaning station, and the built-in features that make this razor very beginner-friendly.
Overview and Features
This foil electric razor is able to handle three-day hair growth like a champ, providing an incredibly smooth shave while protecting the scalp from cuts, nicks, and razor burn. It also offers a much longer battery life compared to its top competing model, the Remington XR1470 HyperFlex Wet & Dry Shaver. The razor’s flexible head allows the razor to move up and down the scalp, easily, and quickly, for the closest shave possible.
This is a foil electric razor, with a head that consists of four flexible cutting elements that are each designed for a specific task, allowing the user to cleanly shave their head from a variety of angles. The ability to do so will prevent the user from having to make multiple passes over the same spot, which is can cause razor burn and ingrown hairs.
This razor’s head design consists of the Optifoil located on the outside of the razor, the HyperLift trimmer, the Direct Cut trimmer and the Optifoil layer located on the outside right next to the two trimmers. The Optifoil works on regular hair length and is perfect for sensitive skin.
The Direct Cut blade is designed to capture and cut hair that’s growing in different directions.
Intelligent Sonic Technology
The razor’s Intelligent Sonic Technology is what really allows this model to remove more hair than any other razor on the market.
This built-in feature adds to the razor’s versatility. The built-in trimmer allows you to groom your beard, sideburns, or mustache. It’s also specially designed to lift and cut flat and stray hairs located on difficult areas such as around the ears, the chin, and the neck, allowing for a much closer shave.
The razor’s floating head design pivots, so it can smoothly roll over the contours of your scalp and face. This means when you’re shaving a difficult area, such as the chin or neck the razor’s head will align as you move up and down. Once you reach a tricky area, the built-in sensors will detect the change and adjust using micro movements that are designed to prevent skin irritation.
The head can also lock into five different positions. This allows the user to dial in the precise angle needed to shave certain areas of the scalp or face. This feature is perfect for shaving the crown of the head or the jawline.
Cleaning and Charging Station
The included charging and cleaning station can be a total life saver if you don’t have time to clean your razor after each use. This is an alcohol-based station, which is designed to keep your razor’s blades sharp and clean, the battery charged, and keeps the blades lubricated, ensuring a smoother shave. The cleaning station utilizes smart technology by choosing its own type of cleaning program based on how clean or dirty the razor is. Once the cleaning process is complete, you can hit the dryer button which instantly dries the razor.
Approved for Dry and Wet Shaves
The razor is one hundred percent waterproof, so it can be used while you’re in the shower. It can also be fully submerged for cleanup.
- Foil design
- Cleaning station
- Wet and dry shave approved
- Long charge time
- Ongoing cost of cleaning fluid cartridges for the cleaning station
Does This Shaver Work Better Dry?
This is a wet and dry shaver. It works well for both wet and dry shaves, however, you may have better results with a wet shave since you can use products such as shaving foam or oils in order to prevent razor burn. To learn how to shave your head like a pro, click here to read our article on how to shave head with electric razor.
What’s the Difference Between a Rotary Shaver and a Foil Electric Razor?
The rotary razor features three small heads that spin together, requiring the user to use the razor in a circular motion. With a foil style razor, the blades are covered by the metal foil, for added protection against cuts and nicks. With a rotary razor you can use back and forth, up and down, and side to side motions without getting cut. To learn more about how electric shavers work, click here to read our buyer’s guide.
Do You Have to Use the Cleaning Center?
No. You can choose to leave the cleaning function off and simply use the station to store and charge your razor. Unfortunately, the razor doesn’t have a cord that plugs directly into the razor itself, so you’ll still need to keep the cleaning station around, however, when the cleaning function is switched off you won’t have to worry about the added costs of the cleaning fluid cartridges.
Conclusion and Rating
The 9 9090cc is an electric razor that has it all. The initial price and the ongoing price of the cleaning station’s cleaning cartridges can be a big drawback for some consumers, but overall, the razor’s outstanding performance and self-cleaning/sharpening features make the higher price tag worth it, especially if you’re looking for a more reliable razor that’s designed to last. We gave this model a rating of four and a half out of five stars.