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Top 3 Benefits of Using a Safety Razor-West Coast Shaving

Top 3 Benefits of Using a Safety Razor

Why use a safety razor? The benefits of a classic wet shave are numerous, but let's explore just three convincing benefits of using a safety razor. (And I’m not even going to mention the enormous man-card cred for scraping a sharpened bit of steel over your jugular.)


1. Safety Razors benefit your skin!

Yep, quite simply, father (or grandfather) does know best. Shaving the old-fashioned way -- with a safety razor -- teaches you to play attention to yourself. As you learn the technique, you begin to understand your hair growth patterns, sensitivities, and more. Using one blade causes less irritation than the multiple blade cartridges marketed by the big corporations. Instead of scraping your face 5 times in one pass, you simply use one, very effective blade. Less scraping=less irritation. In addition, safety razors are easier to clean so they don’t harbor as much gunk. Hence, you get fewer infections/irritations/acne from getting all that nastiness into the minuscule cuts and nicks you get from shaving. Traditional wet shaving also highlights exceptionally nourishing soaps and creams that you whip into protective, moisturizing lathers – much better for your skin than canned foams with their chemicals and air, which do almost nothing to truly lubricate and protect your face. All these leave you a happier and healthier shaver.  

 2. Safety Razors benefit your soul!

Father and Son with shaving cream heart on mirror

Slowing down to ply this tool is just the beginning of the benefit to your soul. Safety razors are also beautiful, effective works of art from passionate artisans. Many artisan who are crafting today's safety razors are harnessing function AND form to enhance your shaving den. These tools also provide a connection to the past and a bridge to the future. These heirloom quality safety razors can be handed down from one generation to the next. And if the actual tool doesn't change hands the knowledge certainly can. Passing this knowledge on to the next generation as a rite of passage is a meaningful benefit of this deceptively simple piece of metal. 


3. A Safety Razor benefits your relationships!


Well, we like to think so anyway. The shave you get from a classic safety razor is close and BBS (baby butt smooth). Add a signature scent and you are sure to be nearly irresistible to your significant other. Not to mention the amazing community of wet shavers you can add to your circle of friends. Having this hobby in common with people around the world is pretty awesome. And the confidence gained from good grooming goes a long way toward establishing a magnetic self-possession. When you look good, you feel good. And those around you will be drawn to that!  (We don't actually know anyone who got a promotion after switching to a safety razor, but we like to think it is possible.)

So, have you taken the plunge into the world of wet shaving? If so, comment below on your favorite benefit of classic wet shaving. And if you haven't, check out our amazing selection of safety razors at West Coast Shaving.

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Anna Collins - April 24, 2023

I appreciate that you told us that less scraping means less irritation, which is why it’s best to get safety razors that are effective and easy to clean for a safer and healthier shave. My son has been growing facial hair recently, so I was thinking of getting him a safety razor set to use soon. I’ll be sure to take note of this when I go shopping for razor brands on my way home later.

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