Is the wet shaving right for you?
You may have noticed a different style of razor popping up in your local supermarket. They may seem new to you but they have actually been around for over 100 years!
Many guys (and gals) over the last couple years have ditched their multi-blade cartridge razor for a more traditional wet shave.
Whether you reach for a double edge safety razor or a straight razor, you are sure to improve your shaving routine.
There are several reasons why you may want to switch
For one, your wallet will thank you. That’s right, while multi-blade cartridge razors may seem cheap at the initial purchase, you will end up spending $4-5 per blade refill.
Depending on how dense your beard is, you may get a week’s worth of shaving out of these or less.
When you buy razor blades for your double edge razor, you can find 100 packs for around $10. You can do the math on that one.
Besides the money, you will also find yourself suffering from less irritation. This is because you have more control with a single edge blade.
This allows you to get a close shave without cutting the hair below the surface like a multi-blade can allow. Resulting in fewer razor bumps.
Of course, these blades are sharp and can still cause irritation if you are not careful. However, fear not, it actually isn’t that hard to learn this technique.
There are several resources online where you can hone your skills. Have a look at the infographic below to see if wet shaving is right for you!