Anyone who has known me for at least a couple of months has probably seen me with at least 2 different styles of facial hair. I have tried a bit of everything and continue to change it up just because I can. I guess it would be pretty safe to say that I am a Scruffy Dude. I used to have a baby face, so when I grew a goatee or beard, it made me look older. Even today, when I shave I look a lot younger, partially because shaving gets rid of all the grey hairs that come from 2 kids and 10+ years of marriage! Look at the pics of how I look with a beard and freshly shaved, shaving looks like it takes 30 years off my age.
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So it’s safe to say I am excited about the #ScruffyDude Challenge and the Panasonic Arc 3 Men’s Wet/Dry Shaver. So, what is a Scruffy Dude, I think you need to have some fun with your facial hair to be a Scruffy Dude, my wife thinks it includes being lazy and not shaving (she may be partially right, but I will never admit that), I think it takes a special, creative, intelligent and fun person to be a true Scruffy Dude. I believe every guy has their own ‘inner’ Scruffy Dude, and those without the scruff are jealous of us with it!
Now growing the scruff and maintaining it are 2 very different things. It’s hard work giving that beard a ‘clean’ appearance, shaving that perfect goatee, or trimming sideburns and a mustache. It takes a certain skill and tool take care of business, so I was excited to put the Arc 3 to the test.
After charging the Arc 3, I went right to work on cleaning up my newest winter scruff, a full beard. I immediately liked how the shaver moved and adjusted to stay close as it cut thanks to the pivoting head and the Multi-fit Arc Foil that follows the contours of your face and neck. The Arc 3 is a 3-Blade Cutting System that allows for a fast and smooth shave, my favorite feature of the Arc 3 is Shaving Sensor mode, or the stubble sensor that detects the beards density and adjusts the motor speed for a smooth, powerful and gentle shave. I also use the pop-up trimmer quite a bit, it is very useful for edging and trimming parts of your face to make sure your scruff looks good too!
I had a chance to try the Arc 3 both dry and with some shaving gel. I guess this is a manner of preference, I prefer using some shaving gel, but I was impressed that the Arc 3 did not pull, or have any discomfort with the dry shave.
Maintenance for the Arc 3 is simple, just pop it on its stand and charge it for an hour and you have 45 minutes worth of cordless shaving, which lasts for about 2 weeks. When you are done shaving, all you need to do is pop off the head and rinse it with water, and boom, it’s as good as new!
The Arc 3 would be a great addition for any Scruffy Dude, whether the Scruffy Dude is yourself, or if you ladies are thinking of that special scruffy guy in your life, this is a winner. The Arc 3 is a powerful shaver at a great price point.