Safety Razor benefits

Safety razor

Safety Razor

When it comes to shaving, there are many options to choose from. Including electric razors. Disposable razors and safety razors. While each of these options has its own unique advantages. They have become increasingly popular in recent years. In this blog post. We’ll explore the benefits of using a safety razor for your shaving needs.

The History of Safety Razors To understand the benefits of safety razors. It’s essential to know their history. Safety razors were invented in the early 1900s as a safer alternative to straight razors. Which were the only option at the time. With safety razors, the blade is covered by a protective guard, which reduces the risk of nicks and cuts.


One of the main benefits of safety razors is their cost-effectiveness. While the initial investment in a razor may be higher than a disposable razor, safety razors can last for years with proper care. This means that over time, you’ll save money on replacement blades.

Another benefit of safety razors is their eco-friendliness. Disposable razors create a lot of plastic waste that ends up in landfills and oceans. Safety razors, on the other hand, require only a single blade that can be recycled after use.

They also provide a closer shave than disposable razors. The weight and design of a safety razor allow for better control and precision, resulting in a smoother and more even shave. Additionally, safety razors are less likely to cause razor burn or ingrown hairs.


How to Use a Double edged razor. Using a safety razor may seem intimidating at first, but it’s actually quite simple. First, make sure your face is clean and wet. Then, apply shaving cream or gel to your face. Hold the safety razor at a 30-degree angle and use short, gentle strokes to shave. Be sure to rinse the blade after each stroke.

Safety Tips for Using a Safety Razor While safety razors are generally safer than straight razors or disposable razors, there are still some safety tips to keep in mind. Always make sure the blade is securely in place before using the razor. Use a light touch and let the weight of the razor do the work. Lastly, be sure to store your razor in a safe place, out of reach of children and pets.

Conclusion: In conclusion, This offers a cost-effective, eco-friendly, and precise shaving option that is safer than traditional blades. By following the simple steps for use and safety tips, you can experience the benefits of a safety razor for yourself.


Safety razors for women

Safety Razor Hexagon Pure

Safety razor cuts

Safety razor cuts

Safety razors

A mans face is his castle. I once heard from a mans mouth which is a part of the face. I have scars from some relatively small accidents on my face. In my 30s I have become more vein and have started to regret some of there drunken happenings. However on Wednesday morning I absolutely nailed myself with my safety razor.  Safety razors have just one edge at a time, which is more precise but can give you a deeper cut.

I have however been cut with a Mach 3 and disposables before. I have thought about how it is that I cut myself the other day and have come to some conclusions. However I have been walking around unshaven with a grove out of my chin since.

I am a seasoned shaver who has bags of confidence with any blade. My routine in the morning is a well practiced time saving event. Perhaps my confidence has lead to my messing up as I was not concentrating. I shave with a seized wrist, which gives the shave stability for sure. However when I get to my chin, I tend to loosen my wrist in order to be more flexible. In a quick movement I employed both techniques and my chin had a chunk out of it. It meant there was to much pressure and the wrist action acted like an ice cream scoop. But Tom flavoured skin instead of a lactose treat.

I would have been able to do this on a cheek due to it being a bouncy area. However the chin is and jaw is a harder surface all together. As we have previously discussed in other blogs. Is a softer area has less traction to be cut. I went wrong with pulling down and bending the wrist.

Safety razors for women

Safety razors for women

Safety razors for women

In the last year ladies have been picking up safety razors. Before cartridges or wax you had no choice anyway.  I suspect that the rise of Safety razors for women comes from global issues with waste. As our seas are plastic ridden you gallant lot are looking for ways to reduce plastic. De razors take disposable blades for sure. But they aren’t plastic where as cartridges are. Researching the subject has lead us to find. That number 7 on the disposable plastic list are razors and cartridges.

Don’t get me wrong steel production makes fumes that arent great for the climate. However the current issue is plastic in sea, which is being addressed by governments and activists. It really is nice to see people chipping in. De blades even if they go to landfill will biodegrade by rusting. Plastic only breaks down to particle level which will make it’s way into the sea.

There were a number of lady shavers throughout the 20th century. One of which was called the nymph which sounds more like a sex toy. But it was infact a razor. Lady shavers were more lightweight to be fair I can understand this design. However we aren’t talking about rought iron bikes. A razor is a light object anyway that always takes the same size blade. The following is some suggestions for safety razors for women


I would suggest certain razors to the ladies being less aggressive ones. As most women have lighter hair, I would suggest razors like Muhle. Which are a pretty fool proof way to shave your legs. Muhle make middle priced razors a real favorite is the R89. Which is a lovely chrome safety razor. Using one needs a 30 degree angle, which takes a little getting used to. As modern cartridge blades adjust to the angle.

Fatip razors

Another great less expensive razor is the Fatip Gentile range. I have banged on about these a fair amount over the last year for good reason. They are a non aggressive razor that are pretty inexpensive. They however really do have a great mechanism that seems to plough through hair.

This 1950s company makes design conscious razors. Which are Art Deco styled still. They have a rather nice gold number that has proven popular with the glamorous types. See attached picture and link for purchases.

Feather razors

Feather are a Japanese brand that are at the more expensive end of the safety razor market. These are hand made of stainless steel in Seko city. A region known for Samurai swords. These are heavier than the other two, however they feel amazing to shave with. Also the designs are so very cool making you the envy of your mates.

Shaving technique

Shaving is easy with a safety razor. Especially with less aggressive razors. However I would suggest at the begining stages of shaving with one. Is to use small strokes. These razor are safe but take a little getting used to. Also I would suggest purchasing a styptic like Alum or a styptic pencil to quickly top any annoying cut. However my suggestions of razors above are safe choices. I would definitely recommend these to any woman wanting to make the jump to De shaving.

Muhle R89 safety razor


Feather ASD2 safety razor

The Fatip gold Gentila safety razor

My safety razor collection

Safety razor

Safety razor

It’s hard to choose my favourite type of razor. My safety razor collection has gentle models and more aggressive. Right now I am enjoying the solid control gained from a Muhle R89. I feel the benefits of it’s solid build. Despite being a middle aggresive razor it is very gentle. Making me think it should really be in the non aggressive market. I also enjoy my Fatip razor which is zinc cast. The razor is very solid and trust worthy. It seems to really plough through any hair I have. The design makes a real plough for cutting through the grain. It is slightly cruder than the Muhle as it is cast in molds. The Muhle however is handmade and layered from brass. The razor is chrome plated and finished by rolling and marking. Both are wonderful razors which get results that I alternate between.

More or less blade

More blade takes more skill. If you are going for a more aggressive razor. I suggest starting with a thin blade. I enjoy using more aggressive razors as I get that bit closer. The Edward’s lifetime razor is middle aggressive. However it exposes a lot of blade for the shave. Cleverly designed it provides a flexibility in the blade. This makes you take off hair safely and easily. It’s a fun razor to use that gets really close.

Favorite shavers

This is a tough one. I usually go through fazes with one razor. Also as a shaving business owner it’s important to try out different models. I have used Ikon razors with great success. This American company makes a limited amount anually. So snap them up gentlemen as they go pretty quick. They are solid razors that have an industrial vibe, despite being military named. Going to one every morning you feel like you are really special to have it.  They are heavy and knurled and pretty aggressive. It provides me with a bit of a rush for the day. As if I tame a beast every morning that makes me feel like a man.

Having nice shaving gear provides me with a self esteem. To not have decent essentials devalues yourself. Not only this but in the long run. You are buying into something that is more economic. Shaving soaps last for ages a big one like a year. Buying packs of blades at a time is so much cheaper. I have had a 5 various packs I choose from. I enjoy comparing the life in the blade use. Then I laugh at how inexpensive it is.

My safety razor method


My safety razor method

Safety razor

Safety razor

You have everything to gain from a safety razor shave. An important part of the traditional shave is heat. Transferring heat onto your face and facial hair. Certainly makes it easier to be shaven. This is due to the skin being looser and the hair being softer. Another important component of a good shave is water. Which is the worlds best lubricant.

The traditional barber will apply a hot wet towel to the face of the customer. This will steam and soften the grain to make it easier for the barber. To shave in the cold is also a difficult job, as found out by a barber I knew. He shaved at a show in a department store which had the air conditioning on. This made a difficult job of keeping the customers face warm, resulting in some cuts.

Therefore my advice is to wet your face thoroughly in a hot sink. Some people jump in the shower before which I find a bit uncomfortable. So I saturate my face prior to a shower in a hot sink. Until my face is dripping.


There is more lather with shaving cream it is also firmer. However shaving soap is cheaper by a long way. We are talking 6 months more use than a shaving cream. There is more lubrication on shaving soap to. Also a organic natural shaving cream is hard to come by. Where as there is a great deal of natural shaving soaps, that don’t contain chemical foaming agents.

If you use a shaving soap you can pretty much lather it quick onto your face. However a shaving cream takes a little work. You need to create friction for this, so I put a small amount in a bowl. Before the cream I leave the bowl in a hot sink, which adds to the hot lather. I leave the shaving brush also in the sink until hot which is important.

I then extract a hot dripping brush from the sink. Then whip the cream in the bowl hard. Backward and forwards I circulate the brush until it is thick with a firm lather. This will only take 15 seconds or so despite my explanation. Apply it to my face in a painting manner. I then circulate the brush to make more lather again. Until I have a good three millimeters of shaving cream on my face.

Shaving technique

Using a middle aggressive safety razor. Like a Muhle or a non aggressive razor like fatip. I start with my cheeks. Carefully I shave with the grain in a down or diagonal method. I shave my mustache line with care also tricky places around my mouth. I chamfer my jaw line across and with the grain also. I then go straight down the jaw to make sure I have not missed any parts. As I often find after my shave the point of my chin is still stubbly.

Down the face I employ long strokes of two inches. However on my throat, I will use small strokes which are more delicate. I also don’t tighten my skin on my face. But I am sure to not stretch it on my neck and throat. The Adams apple is a tricky one as finding which way a grain goes is tricky. I sometime take time plucking each hair with the razor.

Once the first pass is done I wet and lather my face again. I then shave up with a knowledge of the map of my grain. Take heed as sometimes it is baffling which direction it goes. However I shave against the grain on the second pass. I use more care as the first using smaller strokes. Once completed I inspect my face. Often my chin and back of jaw has hair on it still so I employ a third pass.

End game

I jump in the shower after I shave. I soap and wash my neck and face so I don’t get irritated. Some people use a shaving balm or after shave to close and cleanse the pours. I just shower and then hit the freezing streets of London. I apply cologne of an evening but this is to my clothes not my face as a stringent. An aftershave balm is a great thing if you have dry skin or want that added gleam. However applying it you realise how good or bad your shaving method is. That’s why this article is shaving gold dust.

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