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To dispose or not dispose?

I’m trying to decide what to do about my shaving? Suffering from a fairly consistent evening shadow, a poor razor makes quite a difference. Most likely a question all non-bearded blokes will have pondered. Do I use the re-usable razor, do I use a disposable or go for it and get myself a cut throat razor? I’m leaving out electric razors out as that is just to much to consider in one go, maybe next time.

So let’s assume that most of us are to shaky of hand or nervous of disposition to go for the cut throat. That leaves the modern razor and its host of features and gizmos. Now some of these gizmos may actually work but just how close a shave we can get and how many blades we need, I’m not sure, but eventually there must be a point when you can’t fit any more blades on the head and there is only so much power a vibrating handle can cope with.

Putting aside the wonderfully and fancy (marketing options) I started to wonder which of the blade options is best. Now I imagine that the choice of razor will be very specific to the individual.  The main options seem to be three types, the disposable pack of 10+, the disposable pack of 3-5 and finally the razor with replacement heads.

With each option the costs are widespread, so the best way to look at this might be to look at cost per razor or maybe your choice will be determined by the various technological claims? It’s now starting to get complex and standing in the supermarket trying to get your head round this might leave your regular bloke to grab what he knows and make a dash for it.

So maybe it is all just a big marketing scam! Are they all the same, and does the umpteenth blade actually make all the difference? I guess that it is maybe a case of trial and error, see what you like and are comfortable with?

Just for the record, I’m using a disposable 5 pack from a certain brand, they blade tends to blunt quite quickly but I only use for a about week, so a pack last a month. I used to use the replacement heads but they seem to cost more so I tend to use them longer. The other downside is that the handle grips get very mucky and so I tend to find myself cleaning the the handle! The large packs just don’t cut it for me to flimsy and only last about half a shave.

So I’m not really any further forward. I’ll just keep shaving and trying not the bleed to death in the process.


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