While the double edged safety razor isn’t your only choice for removing stubble, it certainly is a great one. We look at why double edged safety razors are incredibly good at removing your facial hair (some even shave their heads).
We’ve got just two (that’s all it takes) incredibly and undeniably solid reasons the double edged safety razor is king.
1. A double edged safety razor, when used correctly, will save you loads of cash in the long run.
This has to be our all-time favorite reason to get into the game. In our millennial driven mindset to make our own way in life in a manner that conserves everything from energy to money, wet shave has to be the smartest culture enhancing and just plain cool, transition available to dudes. So what is the correct way to use a double edged wet shave razor? Here’s how to shave like a boss.
The reality is, a cartridge razor experience is going to cost you anywhere from $200 – $300 a year. Hectic, we know! Now let’s have a look at the double edged safety razor equivalent.
Well…a quick look at a market showed us that the average safety razor is around thirty ($30) bucks, a substantial but not bank hemorrhaging amount. The great cost in shaving with a cartridge comes from the price of the blades. The average cartridge is going to cost you around (if not more) $3.75 per blade.
For the average safety razor blade you will pay…wait for it…just thirteen (13) cents! So, despite the greater initial capital needed, in the long run, (less than a year) you will be saving all the time.
We think that’s all that is needed to get you to start wet shaving.
2. Shaving with a Double Edged Safety Razor Is Great For Your Skin
The beauty of the double edged razor is its simplicity: you have one incredibly sharp edge and it’s under your complete control. That, gentlemen, is the reason you have managed to eliminate your cartridge blade associated skin ailments.
Remember the burn, the infection, the horrendous sting as stubble was literally ripped up by the clogged, overpriced, bacteria laden and congested (in terms of number of blades to surface area) cartridge razorblade?
The very design, those gimmicky touting advertorials claiming an additional blade (to an already overloaded cartridge) will finally solve all your shaving concerns is the reason the cartridge is clogged so quickly. The spacing between the cutting surfaces is so small that a single pass over a fairly dense five o’ clock shadow will inevitably require multiple passes before you’re satisfied.
And those multiple passes, given the concomitant risk of bacterial overgrowth from clogged blades, is the cause of the pesky razor burn. None of that with a double edged safety razor – it’s just not possible.
Remember folks, a cartridge razor has multiple blades, and these blades all lose their edge simultaneously.
Logic dictates then that using a blunt cartridge blade will multiply the damage to skin by tearing out your stubble at a factor equal to the number (usually five) of blades on your cartridge. Obviously the risk is enormously reduced in terms of impact with the use of a single double edged razor blade.
Okay, so these are just the two top reasons (money and health) on why the double edged safety razors are just right for you.
That’s it folks and happy shaving; sport your immaculately close wet shave and wear it with pride.