By Kira Sparkles
My razor needed new blades
recently, but just my luck, they discontinued the kind I liked, meaning I
was back on the market for a new one. I kept seeing ads on my Facebook
and Instagram for the Dollar Shave Club and I have to admit that I was
extremely tempted until I saw my friend post a video about safety
The safety razor is not a new concept at all. Think
about old school barber shops with a single, straight blade. It doesn’t
seem very safe, but this is 2018 and your grandpa’s razor has gotten a
modern twist. But why consider one in the first place? Here are 3
Do It For Your Wallet!
brief search online for a Venus razor with a disposable head will run
you about $9 while the cartridges cost $18 for four. I can usually make
that four-pack stretch for about two months which sets us at $27 JUST
for the start up. Mind you, every time that you go to buy new razor
cartridges, you’re out $18 every couple months.
bought my WEISHI safety razor on Amazon for $15. That’s the cheapest
one I could find, but this includes five blades with it. So for the
whole starter pack? $15. When it comes to refills when you finally run
out of those five blades? You’re looking at $10… for 100 blades. You
read that right. You’ll never have to worry about blades again. At least
not for a good long while.
Do it for the planet!
disposable razors you’re used to are made from a mix of materials that
unfortunately can’t be recycled, meaning every time you throw away a
razor head it goes straight into the trash which in turn sits in a
landfill. Yuck. With a safety razor, you’re just dealing with
metal. The only thing you need is an empty can or jar to store your old
blades. When it’s full, give that to your recycling people so they don’t
injure themselves. If you ever have to recycle the razor itself, that’s
metal too. Everyone wins!
Do it for you
biggest reason people have been raving about safety razors is because
the blades last a hell of a lot longer and you’ll get the smoothest,
closest shave of your life without razor bumps or ingrown hairs. I can
attest they absolutely were not lying about this in the reviews! I even
waited to write this article to make sure WITHOUT A DOUBT that no bumps
popped up. Not even an ingrown hair. Plus, you stay smoother much, much
The only downside is that you really have to
take your time. Where disposable razors are marketed with their long,
sweeping strokes, safety razors work in small strokes. Plus, the head
doesn’t pivot like some disposable ones will. Another small downside?
Taking the razor out for the first time is intimidating as hell, but
once you shave with it it’s just like any other razor. You just don’t
have to apply as much pressure. Also, be generous with the shaving
All in all, I’ve been super impressed with my upgrade!