Safety Razor Double Edge Shaving, this precision-engineered shaver combines all the features needed to create the ultimate shave experience. See images above. It’s forged from quality metal alloy. It features a raised ridge handle for a sure and comfortable grip. The handle twists smoothly and easily to open the blade holder so you can quickly replace your blade. Specially-designed ridges running along the edge of the holder help you maintain a uniform cutting depth providing optimal safety. It’s perfect for sensitive skin. It features a classic design that makes it both elegant and functional. Comes with a handy, mirrored travel case. A perfect gift for men or women. Order yours today!
- Shaver glides effortlessly across your skin providing a cleaner, closer, smoother, cut-free shave
- Metal alloy handle opens holder with a butter-smooth twist so you can change out blades easily
- Unique ridges along edge of holder help maintain consistent shave depth & optimal safety
- Precision-engineered to provide the ultimate shave without irritating even the most sensitive skin
- Features classic design – Safety Razor Comes with elegant, mirrored travel case – Great gift for men or women
WHY USE A DOUBLE EDGE SAFETY RAZOR?
It’s tempting to get distracted by shiny-object syndrome. Every new iteration of the razor seems to pack more and more blades into a space-age looking handle. The implication is that more blades will equal a better shave.
Yet, world-renowned barbers are still using classic double edged razors and single edged blades to give famously close shaves.
So, do more blades lead to a better shave? Not necessarily in our well-educated opinion.
There are many other reasons men elect to shave in this old-school style, including:
Affordability: Replacement blades are more affordable than current multi-blade razors and the thinking is that the two sides of a safety razor extend each unit’s lifespan. Saving money is always cool, but saving money while you also get a great product is even better.
Better Access: In many cases, the blade’s slimmer design enables improved access and removal of hair in tough-to-reach areas like under the nose and neck crevices. A patchy shave is an amateur shave. A double edged razor can turn you into a pro!
Closeness: Many feel these blades provide a closer and smoother shave than multi-blade counterparts. This may be due to the fact that double edged razors are set in the handle at a 30º angle. At the very least, this requires far less pressure than your average disposable multi-blade to cut the hair – meaning less irritation and toilet paper bandages.
Reduced Overall Irritation: Multi-blade razors have a major caveat. With each additional blade that touches your skin, you may increase the chances of irritating your skin. After that first, second or third blade cuts the hair, each additional blade may be scraping and pulling your bare skin. The first three blades basically clear out any lubricating lather that was protecting your skin before, and now the other blades are wreaking havoc on your very sensitive facial dermis.
Contrary to the belief that more blades get any extra little hairs on the face, all you’re really doing is increasing your chances of having razor burn or ingrown hairs. A safety razor eliminates this, because you’re just using one very sharp, well-angled blade. You only need to pass over an area 2-3 times, in short, light-handed strokes. Naturally, this reduces your chances of skin irritation!
Better Quality Blades: Some cartridge razors are made of inferior steel. This means that they may dull quickly, pick up more bacteria and can cause more shaving mishaps. Which is crazy, considering how expensive replacement cartridge razors are! DE razors are made of superior, single-source stainless steel. This is what helps a DE razor maintain its sharp double edge and cut hair with minimal pressure.
It all sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Are you considering becoming a double-edge convert?
Hold your horses, compadre!
Before you throw out your multi-blade razor you need to know what to expect. Wet shaving with a double edge razor is different than using your favorite Mach8 Turbo.
If you jump into using a shaving razor too fast, you’ll increase your chance of cutting yourself. Read on to learn the best tips on using your new safety razor.
GROOMING LOUNGE QUICK TIP
If your first double-edge experience isn’t what you hoped for…don’t give up. Shaving with these tools certainly gets easier over time as both you and your skin will adjust to this new shaving platform.
To make your double edge shaving a relaxing and enjoyable experience, use the following Grooming Lounge barbershop tips:
No Pressure: These razors are not designed to be bullied into the beard or skin. In fact, doing so will undoubtedly lead to bleeding or irritation. Instead, double edges should gently glide across the face. Even with light pressure, these razors will adeptly remove stubborn stubble.
Change The Angle: Double edge razors should move across the beard area at an angle of approximately 30 degrees. Shaving should commence slowly and carefully with short, light strokes in the direction of hair growth (with the grain). Since hair grows in different directions on every man, make sure to take note of your specific hair direction prior to shaving. That said, obviously no slicing or side-to-side motion.
Less Passes: Make it your goal to use no more than 2-3 passes over each area you shave. Because a double edge razor is sharper and at a specific angle, it’s very important you don’t over shave an area. By making smaller, steadier passes you’ll reduce the risk of irritation. This becomes easier over time, as you adopt to using the DE razor.
Stretch The Skin: More so than with multi-blade cartridges, double edge razors do their best work on skin that is held taut. So, when taking passes on the cheeks or neck, use that free hand to stretch these areas.
Stay Lubricated: Shaving oils, soaps, and gels help the razor to glide over the skin evenly. It also helps protect your skin from the blade. Being well lubricated during your shave will ensure your skin is irritation and nick free.
Rinse Often: Another benefit of this type of razor is that having two sides enables the user to flip the blade over before rinsing. That said, running the blade under water between major passes is recommended.
These deceptively simple tips can be the difference between an incredibly luxurious shave or your bathroom looking like a murder scene out of Dexter. Remember that how you’ve shaved before was fast and furious. If you do that with a double edge blade, you’re just going to hurt yourself. We recommend viewing this like you would a workout or meditation. Be mindful and make every movement count. It can be incredibly relaxing and give your day a nice boost of clarity, when you make yourself a priority with an old school safety razor shave.