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Safety Razor 101

Key to wet shaving, the safety razor is a classic tool that’s both functional and sustainable. We believe with knowledge comes power, so we’re here to share what we know. This iconic tool is offered with different heads, handles, blades, and a few other jazzy things in between.

Read more to learn which safety razor is right for you and how to put it to use.  

Use Your Head

Safety Razors are defined in several ways, but the style of head is key to a personalized and comfortable shave.

Eva Foam
Classic Head

Experience Level: Beginner
Aggression: Low
Best For: Beginners/ sensitive skin

Non slip surface
Adjustable Head

Experience Level: Intermediate
Aggression: Mild
Best For: Thicker growth, regular skin

Fortable
Twist-To-Turn/Butterfly

Experience Level: High
Aggression: Mild-Medium
Best For: Thicker growth, regular skin

Fortable
Open Comb/ Slant Head

Experience Level: High
Aggression: Most Aggressive
Best for: Thick, course hair

What About The Rest Of The Razor?

  1. 1.What Handle Materials Are Available?

    Stainless Steel, Plates (Chrome or Nickel), Wood, Natural Horn, and Rubber. Most handle variations only enhance the look of your razor and do not effect the quality of your shave.
  2. 2.What Does "Knurled" Mean?

    Knurling refers to textures and patterns on the razors handle. Some prefer highly knurled razor handles as it can contribute to a better grip in moist conditions. Knurling is most often seen on metal or rubber grip handles.
  3. 3.Should I Choose A Long Or Short Variation?

    Your selection depends on your personal comfort level. For beginners or those with larger hands, we suggest a long handle razor for better control. Keep in mind that longer handles tend to be more slender. Short handles are best for more experienced shavers that have better pressure control.
  4. 4.Can The Weight Of My Razor Make A Difference?

    Yes, it can! Heavier razors tend to allpy more pressure on default, meaning a more aggressive shave. We recommend heavier razors for thicker growth. Lighter razors are best for a comfortable shave against more sensitve skin types.

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With favorite wet shaving brands like Merkur, Muhle, and Edwin Jagger available, we're sure you'll find the right razor for you.

Choose Your Blade

TYPE: Double Edge

A double edge is exactly as it sounds- a single blade with sharpened edges on each side. These blades are made thin for a flexible, custom shave.

MATERIAL: Stainless Steel

We recommend Stainless Steel blades for those with regular sensitivity skin types.

MATERIAL: Platinum

Platinum coated blades are best for those with thicker growth in need of a more aggressive blade.

MATERIAL: Chrome

Chrome coated blades are excellent for sensitive skin and regular growth thickness.

TYPE: Double Edge

A double edge is exactly as it sounds- a single blade with sharpened edges on each side. These blades are made thin for a flexible, custom shave.

MATERIAL: Stainless Steel

We recommend Stainless Steel blades for those with regular sensitivity skin types.

MATERIAL: Platinum

Platinum coated blades are best for those with thicker growth in need of a more aggressive blade.

MATERIAL: Chrome

Chrome coated blades are excellent for sensitive skin and regular growth thickness.

HOW TO USE: A Safety Razor

1

Grab Your Gear

Razor and blade of choice, shaving cream, and a towel are what we consider essentials. A good shaving brush and bowl is optional and dependent on your choice of shaving cream/soap.

2

Lather Up

We recommend starting with damp, freshly washed skin. Whether you're into hard soaps and bushes or more of a gel/foam type of person, make sure you coat the areas to be shaved thoroughly and evenly.

3

Make A Pass

The weight of your razor should dictate the pressure needed for a close shave. Hold your razor at 30-35 degrees depending on your comfort level. Shaving WITH the grain is advised for those with very sensitive skin. 

4

Clean Up

If your passes were WITH the grain, now try AGAINST the grain. No matter your method we advise not exceeding 3 passes over the same area. You may have to stretch some areas of skin to get a flatter, smooth surface.

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