10 Reasons To Use a Safety Razor
Provides one of the closest shaves around:
Only a straight razor or shavette gives a better shave.
virtually eliminate pain:
With patience and good shave soap, it could reduce irritation, razor burns and ingrown hairs from your life. The single, sharp blade usually only requires one or two passes for a close, smooth shave, while the weight of the razor means you have to use less pressure—all of which cuts down on irritation.
Easy to get a hang of:
Compared to learning how to shave with a straight razor, a safety razor is a piece of cake!
Takes less time than shaving with a straight razor:
While it does take a bit more time and patience compared to disposable and cartridge razors, the quality of the shave is well worth the extra couple of minutes.
Using a safety razor is probably the cheapest way to shave in the long term. The upfront cost for our straight razor is only $29.99, and even the best razor blades only cost a few cents each. The most popular cartridge razor is marginally less but the price of the cartridges adds up exponentially in the long run.
Better for coarse hair:
If you have thick hair that just doesn’t budge under the lightness of a standard cartridge shave (or if the hairs are too thick and lead to dragging, clogging, and irritation), then a safety razor is the obvious fix. Plus, since you’ll replace the blade after each use, it’ll never give you a dull shave.
Less drag, less irritation:
While other razors advertise 3-5 razors in a single cartridge, the safety razor stands strong at a single strong blade. This means there is less dragging across the face, less chance that your top layer of skin will come off with the hairs, and less bulk building up between blades while being dragged across your opened pores. All that to say, a safety razor promises a safer, healthier shave when done correctly.
You’re in charge:
The shave requires more attention and precision, but it puts you in more control over the process. You have to think about each stroke, and the amount of pressure (ideally none) that you’re applying, plus the angle. Yes, it’s a process, but your skin shouldn’t be something you manage and manicure on autopilot. More often than not you may seem shaving as a chore now. Just take your time, make it a ceremony, and you’ll look forward to your shaving regimen every couple of days.
Shaving with a safety razor has been around since 1904. There is a beauty in being able to connect with the great men that shaved with this method before you, especially when razors get passed down through generations of family members. Your safety razor can become a practical family heirloom.
Save the planet:
According to the EPA, 2 billion cartridge razors are thrown away each year. The extra plastic and packaging in cartridge razors are filling up our landfills. Safety razors are much more minimal in their waste and biodegrade more quickly. Cartridge razors may be the most wasteful product we use in the bathroom, start saving the planet now - with a safety razor.