Which type of razor is best for me?
We offer several razor options, including two types of cartridge razors, or double-edged safety razors, and straight razors if wet shaving is what you're after. If you have sensitive skin, or if you aren't sure which type to choose, our guide can help you choose a razor that is tailored to your needs.
Cartridge razors offer a clean, quick shave with little thought or preparation. They typically have multiple blades, which means less passes over the same area and less irritation. These razors are suited well for people with sensitive skin, young men who may not be completely comfortable with a razor yet, and those who are looking for little more than a fast and clean shave.
Our unique design allows for the use of an interchangeable shaving head. Typically, our razors only use one type of cartridge, but this feature allows you to use either a Gillette Mach3 or a Fusion cartridge.
You can also choose an interchangeable Gillette Mach3 and Double Edge razor head. This allows you to alternate between cartridge razors and double edge razors (see below).
Our razors are also compatible with all Gillette Venus razor blades (except for "Simply Venus"). Just get a razor with our Mach3 attachment and snap on a Venus blade!
Cartridges for either razor are easy to use and easy to replace as they are readily available at any local pharmacy or grocery store. Whichever type of shaving head you choose, a single cartridge will always be included in your purchase.
Cartridge razors work best when used with a badger hair brush, which exfoliates the skin, opens up the pores, and stimulates the hair follicles so they stand up straighter.
One of the critical requirements for a clean shave is a sharp cartridge. When a cartridge becomes dull, simply throw it away and replace it.
Double-edged Safety RazorsDouble-edged safety razors may offer you a cleaner, better shave than a cartridge type razor, and because there are hundreds of different brands of DE blades to choose from, it allows you to pick the perfect shaving blade for your skin. If you’ve never used a double-edged safety razor before, there can be a slight learning curve - DE tips and tricks. Double-edged blades are also recyclable in some areas making it a more environmentally friendly product.
A DE razor has been the go-to shaving tool for thousands of men across the world. We also acknowledge that our customers prefer a choice in tools, and are not locked into their choices. This is why we offer our 2-in-1 razor that allows our customers the choice to have both a DE razor and a Gillette Mach3.
Double-edged safety razors work best when used with a badger hair brush, which exfoliates the skin, opens up the pores, and stimulates the hair follicles so they stand up straighter.
Straight razors might feel a little intimidating, but they have an undeniable vintage charm. You may see them at your barber shop, recognize them from watching your older family members shave, or from popular media like Sweeney Todd. Aside from aesthetics, there are a number of reasons that one might choose a straight razor for their shaving kit.
Most importantly, straight razors are going to give you the best possible shave with minimal irritation. Multi-blade cartridges work the same area of the skin multiple times (with each blade) and thus cause significantly more irritation than a single bladed straight razor. With a little bit of practice with a straight razor, your shaves will not only be smoother, but it will lead to healthier skin and fewer ingrown hairs.
For our straight razors, we use a shavette style blade. Shavette blades are thin and therefore more flexible than a honed blade straight razor, contouring to the shape of your face more effectively. Shavette style straight razors offer a clean and effective shave with less irritation than cartridge razors. Replacement blades are cheap and easy to come by, so you can use a fresh, sharp blade every time you shave. With the shavette style, you never have to sharpen your blade! Just pop it out and put in a fresh one each time you shave.