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 credit for scraping sharpened bits of steel over your jugular.)
1. Safety Razors are better for you!
Yep, quite simply, father (or grandfather) does know best. Shaving the old-fashioned way -- with a safety razor -- is better for you. 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 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.
2. Safety Razors are better for your wallet!
Yes, after an initial investment, it is much more cost effective to use a safety razor than a cartridge. Buying expensive cartridge razor head replacements will set you back nearly a hundred dollars (or more) a year, while replacing double edge safety razor blades will cost you less than $50 (a most generous estimate). You will spend HALF as much on safety razor blades (now that’s a lot of burritos). Stock up on DE blades (which don’t take up a lot of space) and you can also save on gas, shipping, time, etc. We’re pretty sure your wallet will thank us. (PRO TIP: Use the savings on amazing soaps, creams, splashes and more that will take your shave to the next level.)
3. A Safety Razor is better for 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. 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 draw 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.