Here are 3 reasons why I love safety razors and think everyone should make the switch:
- The material. Disposable razors are made of plastic and obviously create plenty of waste. Safety razors are made of brass and will last a lifetime so you never have to worry about the disposal.
- The shave. The heavier weight of the razor allows it to apply the perfect amount of pressure to glide across your skin. The single blade of the razor works so well that it cuts the hair close to the skin on a single pass. Say goodbye to razor burn!
The savings. After a quick Google average search here is what I discovered. My old Gillette Venus razors were $4.49 a razor. The average disposable razor lasts 3-10 shaves so let’s just meet in the middle at 6 shaves. Gillette recommends that you shave every 2-3 days if you want to retain a clean shave.
Disposable razors - 365 days a year / shaving every 3 days = 122 shaves/year = 20 razors/year = $89.80/year = $898 over a 10 year span.
Our safety razors are $82 which seems expensive but remember they will last you a lifetime but for this example we’re just comparing 10 years. The blades are $15 for a pack of 20 and they recommend replacing the blade every 5-8 shaves. Using the same math as above, the 20 blades will last the year. $97 for the first year and $15 for every year after that with a total cost of $232 over a 10 year span.
You’re welcome, my boring math just saved you $666 over the next 10 years.
Switching to something new can be a little intimidating but I promise after a couple of shaves you will have your new razor mastered and will be reaping in the benefits!