Skip to comments.Shaving dollars off the cost of razor blades (anybody tried these?)
Posted on 10/30/2013 8:27:21 AM PDT by virgil283
"The trouble, of course, is that as razor cartridges have become more and more sophisticated, they've become more and more expensive. An eight-pack of cartridges can cost $25 or $30.
In response to this, several companies have popped up offering less expensive options online...." "I started using my Harry's razor in mid-August, and I could not believe how much closer a shave I got with blades than I'd been getting ..."
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I have had a beard over 30 years. It has no skin irritation or bleeding from those sharp objects. My skin cancer risk is greatly reduced. Sunburn is reduced.
Get steel made in the USA.
Nothing gets as close as a straight razor.
There is a lot of counterfeiting in the personal care arena. And at the price cartridges, you can guess why. Maybe your last package was not the real deal.
I dumped cartridges for a DE (double edged) razor 2 years ago. Best shaves I’ve ever had. Much closer than ANY cartridge. 10c per blade (box of 100 is $10 on Amazon and a good DE razor runs about $30-40). Replace the blade about 1/week.
Only drawback is that you can’t carry on plane.
i use Gillette Venus disposable... they work well... but the one thing i like most is any Venus razor works on any Venus handle... that is a major plus for me... using other disposable razors, i had to make sure i was purchasing the exact razor for the exact handle... too much of a bother...
or more "Red Sox?" haha... i am so sick of the MLB players growing out their beards during the play-offs and World Series... that is so 2010... think of something else to do already... like growing a mustache in the style of Rollie Fingers... mis dos centavos... :)
I’ve heard soaking blades in alcohol prevents rust/ corrosion and makes them last longer.
Also keep your wife away from them. Those hairy legs kill them.
This, he says, lengthens the life of the blades. I've never tried it because I've got a beard (the cheapest solution of all).
Here's a yahoo link you might find interesting:
I switched to a double-edge razor and will never go back to the crappy newer models.
There are many styles out there but this is what I bought after much research:
The blades are inexpensive and VERY high quality. The blades in the expensive cartriges are like foil.
The Feather blades are about 4 bucks for a 10 pack (quick math, about 40 cents a week IF you switch out blades weekly). I’ve used the Merkur blades too and both are excellent.
Traditional wet shaving = bubble bath for guys ;o)
“The concept is this: Razor blade dullness stems more from oxidation, microscopic rusting, than from contact with whiskers. Water that sits on blades between shaves causes the oxidation.
Corrosion can cause metal on the blade to flake off and the edge to become blunted and jagged. That results in blades pulling and tearing hairs instead of cleanly slicing through them.
Degraded performance prompts most people to ditch the blade for a new one.
If water causes rusting, and rusting is the main culprit of blade dullness, then, presumably, drying your razor blades could increase the life of blades. A high-profile test of this happened when consumer-advocate radio host Clark Howard of Atlanta used a 17-cent disposable razor for an entire year. He said he extended blade life by blotting his razor dry with a towel after use.
Howard’s report intrigued Atlanta resident Brian Cohn, who then tried it himself. Cohn said his results weren’t quite as good but still amazing. Instead of blades lasting the usual 10 days to two weeks, his blades lasted five to six months.
“I just couldn’t get over it,” he said. “I truly hated buying razor blades.”
Cohn has since invented a razor-storage device with a small fan for drying razors. He hopes to market it under the name RazorPro.”
If you have a hairdryer it only takes a few seconds.
I, on the other hand, have gone the fuzzy faced route and only use an electric up on my cheeks where the beard doesn't grow well.
I have always wanted to get a straight edge shave. You may have convinced me. Do you do it yourself? And if not how long did it take you to get used to it?
Learn to wet shave. $2.50 for a package of 25 double-edged razors. I get ~5 shaves per blade before replacing. I stopped paying for Mach 10^e245 blades. Ridiculous.
But everyone I know who has used them, loves them. I tend to use one of those expensive cartridges for nearly a month, so it isn't high on my radar screen. But when my last batch from Sam's Club is gone, I'm going to give them a try. I thought they would be gone by now, but two of my three daughters gave me more for Father's Day.
“Traditional wet shaving = bubble bath for guys”
That’s right, and we get to do it every morning.
I find myself shaving on the weekends when I don’t really need to. Then top it off with some Dominica Bay Rum.
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