SAFETY RAZOR EDUCATION & TIPS
WHAT IS A SAFETY RAZOR FOR AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Best Shave of your life : Shaving with a safety razor will get you the closest and smoothest shave of your life while cutting down on irritation. Sounds too good to be true? It isn’t. The tools and process of wet shaving have been perfected over the past 100 years to bring you the best shave of your life.
Keep money in your pocket : Shaving with a safety razor will save you over $150 in three years compared to the cheapest subscription program out there. Buying Gillette's? You are looking at over $250 in savings. We don’t like throwing away money here at West Coast Shaving. Keep money in your pocket, where it belongs.
Never Deal with Skin Issues Again : Multi-blade razors cut your hair below the surface of your skin causing ingrown hairs and razor burn. With the single blade shave in a safety razor, you are cutting the hair even with your skin. That remove your ingrown hairs, bumps, and you will notice that your skin has less redness post shave. In other words, your skin will love you.
Traditional : Shaving with a safety razor has been around since 1904. There is a beauty in being able to connect with the great men that shaved with this method before you, especially when safety razors get passed down through generations of family members. Your safety razor can become a family heirloom.
Save the planet : According to the EPA, 2 billion cartridge razors are thrown away each year. The extra plastic and packaging in cartridge razors are filling up our landfills. Safety razors are much more minimal in their waste, and biodegrade more quickly. Razors may be the most wasteful product we use in the bathroom, start saving the planet now.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES IN SAFETY RAZORS?
There are a few different styles of safety razors for different purposes. There is a perfect safety razor for each person based on their frequency of shaving and sensitivity of their skin. Check out the following video and descriptions of the different safety razors to see what works best for you.
Butterfly Razors refer to safety razors that open from the the top with butterfly doors, allowing the blades to be inserted and removed quicker and easier. These razors are perfect for those that may feel uncomfortable with handling a blade or want a nostalgic looking razor.
The safety Razor was developed in 1904 by King Gillette. It was given the name Safety Razor because it was safer than all methods at the time. Gillette's innovation in shaving lead to his product's success because he was awarded a contract to supply his safety razor to the American troops during World War I. His safety razor was included in the standard safety field kit, which all troops received during their service. The returning soldiers were able to keep their field Kit and as a result, they were able to keep the shaving routine from when they were overseas. This trend lead to a new market for double edge blades in America. Previously, razors had to be honed and stropped or to get a great shave one needed to go to a barber. King Gillette’s innovation in shaving with the safety razor forever changed the modern grooming routine for men even to this day.
SAFETY RAZOR TERMINOLOGY
Below you will find some of the most common terms associated with Safety razors.