Being a barber I get asked this question on a daily basis. What is the best razor for the best shave? Many people seem to be unsatisfied with what they are currently using for shaving for one reason or another. I would venture to say that most men are using the name brand razor that features any where from 3 blades to 5 blades. So what is the problem with these razors?
I think one of the biggest issues most people have is the price of the refill cartridges. I saw a pack of 14 Gillette fusion pro-glide power cartridges for $45.98. I believe that because of the price of the refill cartridges many people shave until the razor is dull and then some. The problem with that is, shaving with a dull razor can cause irritation. Another issue these razors usually have is when your shaving hair gets stuck between the blades and even when rinsing out the razor its impossible to clear the blades from debris. What a pain!
I’m going to recommend an alternative razor to shave with, many of you may be thinking I’m going to recommend a straight razor,wrong. A straight razor has its advantages and is a nice razor in the hands of a professional. The upside is the blade is directly making contact with the skin which results in a super close shave. The downside to this razor, is it can be easy to cut yourself so if your inexperienced it will take a lot of practice and you will spend a longer amount of time shaving.
My recommendation is using a double edge razor like the one pictured above. These razors have many advantages and they are easy to use. You can use the same shaving techniques you use with the multiple blade razors. You may spend a little more money upfront to get a nice razor, but the replacement blades are actually very cheap in comparison. You can find a pack of 100 blades for around $30.00 These razors are easy to open up and to clean out any debris that might collect during shaving. Also with it being a single edge blades on each side you will cause less irritation especially on the neck area where many people get red bumps from a multiple blades razor.
The thing to keep in mind if your purchasing this type of razor is some have short handle or long handle. Some open like a butterfly and some twist and unscrew. Some have smooth handles which may be slippery to hold while shaving. But this part all comes down to your personal preferences.
We carry these types of razors at both locations and they usually range from $19.99 to $80.00.