Today’s dominant shaving method, the cartridge razor, is not at the top because it’s the best method, but simply because it makes the most money for the manufacturers. With aggressive marketing brands like Gillette or the Dollar Shave Club have taught men that the cartridge razor with more blades is the way to go. In reality, the best shavers for men are decades old and sometimes pre-date sliced bread. So what am I talking about? The straight razor, the single-blade razor, and of course, the double-edged safety razor.
1. Western Razor
Other razor companies are making shaving too complicated because they know the best solution is too good of a deal! All you need is a quality metal safety razor and you’re all set— replacement blades are only a few cents! There’s no need to join a club or waste money on big-name brands that just send you cheap plastic disposable junk made overseas. Life’s got enough challenges; let’s simplify what we can.
Unlike most other razors on the market, Western Razor is completely manufactured in the USA— at a price significantly lower than any domestic competitors. How much do your replacement blades and cartridges cost? The blades for our razor cost as low as 5¢. That’s FIVE CENTS. Do you shave once a week? That’s $2.60 a year. This is the best deal on shaving. They call it a “safety razor” for a reason! Our razor works like a metal version of the disposables you’re used to, only better. No need to be afraid— if you already know how to shave, you know how to use this razor.
2. lets Shave
Quality razor blades are really hard to make. But we have created history by making World's first 6-Blade razor with trimmer LetsShave Pro 6 Plus and LetsShave Pro 6 Advance. To further spur the market we introduced World's first 6-Blade Body Razor for women. We design and manufacture our own products with only the finest materials. By selling directly to you online, we are able to shave off the excess prices and offer a luxurious shave to every Indian.
We partnered with one of the talented pioneers of the razor industry, Dorco. Dorco has been manufacturing the world's finest blades since 1955. Today, we are helping over 100 million people enjoy comfortable shaves and look their best in more than 130 countries around the world.
People in India never had a choice. Either they had overpriced razors in the monopolized market or cheap razors which cut their faces. We are here to fill in the gap and are excited to see LetsShave.com expand from Razor Blades to one stop grooming solution for both men and women.
Feather carries out thorough management of the process spanning from production to shipping at our own factories in Japan. Our precision sharpening technology has earned us absolute trust not only in the field of razors but also in professional fields such as barber and beauty, medical care and industrial purpose.
Feather Safety Razor Co., Ltd. (hereinafter, the “Company”) complies with any law related to the protection of personal information and other relevant law and guideline including Japan’s Act on the Protection of Personal Information, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), etc., in order to appropriately handle and protect its customers’ personal information.
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Also called open razors or cut-throat razors (quite the comforting name), straight razors require a considerable level of skill to maintain and master. However, contrary to popular fears, there is very little risk of seriously injuring yourself while shaving if you exercise the proper method. Although you barely see them anywhere now, straight razors were the most common form of shaving before the 1900s. Back then, Barbers were specially trained to give customers a thorough shave with a collection at hand.
For many straight razor shavers, it’s a nostalgic hobby or a masculine ritual. For some, it’s the economic benefits of not having to buy disposable blades. But many claim that the straight razor provides the closest thing to the elusive “perfect shave.” Shaving with a straight razor covers much more area per stroke due to the fact that the cutting edge of a straight razor is much longer than other types of razors.
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Barbasol was widely advertised on the radio by popular radio personalities. By 1936, the company employed nearly 400 people and was also manufacturing razor blades. The Great Depression had little or no impact on the Barbasol brand. Barbasol proudly launched a line of premium disposable razors in multiple blade counts providing consumers exceptional quality and honest value in the razor category.
Frank Shields, a former MIT professor developed the first shaving cream. The innovative product offered men an alternative to using a brush to work soap into a lather. The shaving cream formula was designed to provide a comfortable shave for men with tough beards and sensitive skin, like himself. When it was first produced, Barbasol was filled and packaged entirely by hand in Indianapolis, IN.
There were once millions of North American razors produced and sold each year, by several well-known producers (Gillette, Schick, American Safety Razor Company). As technology advanced, new designs became more popular and the North American Safety razor business started to slowly disappear. In 1988 Gillette decided to shut down production of the final USA-made safety razor, and focus on overseas production for foreign markets.
In the late 1990s with the help of the internet, safety razors started to gain popularity in the United States again. Several wet shaving groups formed, all with the same interests, to shave with more primitive tools of yesterday that were of higher quality ( and in my opinion better performing) than the modern forms of today. Many would purchase old American-made razors from antique/thrift stores, or would ask relatives if they had any tucked in the attic. The popularity grew and soon they had wet shavers wanting to purchase their own high-quality razor brand new.
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7. Gentlemans Gazette
Over the course of a year or even 10 years, you spend probably ten times as much in a cartridge system than you would on a double-edged system. The big difference between cartridge systems and a DE razor is that you get the handle for the cartridge razors for free, but you’ll pay anywhere from $1-$4 for each cartridge; and if you’re like me that just last once or twice, especially if you have thick hair and otherwise, it’s painful to shave.
If you want a buttery smooth, baby butt-like shave, you need a sharper blade. On top of that, a sharp blade really helps to avoid any kinds of razor bumps and skin conditions that you get with blades that are too dull. How can you tell if a blade is too dull? Well, if it pulls at any point in time when you shave, that means the blade isn’t sharp enough.
Every man has different hair. Some are coarse and thick, others are soft. With a DE razor, you can pick exactly the right blade for your hair and your skin type. On top of that, you can change the handles and heads and that angle makes it more or less aggressive and you can find the right combination that works just for your face. On the other hand, a cartridge system like Dollar Shave Club, Gillette Mach3 or Fusion is just one size fits all but it truly doesn’t fit anyone.
Riding smart and staying safe is the best way to make sure you have a great time with your favorite Razor products. When you’re ready to ride, a good rule of thumb is to use the same precautions as you would when riding a bike, skateboard or using in-line skates.
Be sure to read the following safety tips and take them seriously to avoid losing control, falling or sustaining a potentially serious injury. Follow our Razor Rules, and you’ll be ready to ride smart and have a great time. Children under 8 should ride with adult supervision at all times. The Razor product should not be ridden by anyone under the recommended age limit. A good rule of thumb is not to let a child ride a scooter without supervision unless he/she has been riding a two-wheeled bike well for 6 months or longer.
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9. Bombay Shaving Company
For over seven years now, Bombay Shaving Company has been redefining grooming for Indian men. Built with an aim to add thought and soul to men's personal care habits, we have been working tirelessly to expand the horizon of self-care beyond regular razors and shaving creams. This makes us the best grooming brand for men and a one-stop destination for all your shaving, beard care, skincare, and haircare needs.
We’ve left no stone unturned to elevate the grooming experience of Indian men with products and concepts that resonate with their modern outlook. From our precision razors to our wide range of men's face wash, we craft every product to ensure a wholesome self-care experience.
The single blade beauty captured the imagination of men across India and bought with it a dimension of delight unknown to the otherwise mundane chore of shaving. Ever since, Bombay Shaving Company has enriched the landscape of Grooming and Hair removal products in India - with the spirit of putting what the consumer needs and wants first; and an unwavering commitment to making products that delight, deliver, and inspire everyday confidence.
Our best overall pick is the Gillette Venus Platinum Extra Smooth Razor, which features an ergonomic handle, pivoting head, and moisture strips for a close, clean shave. If you're on a budget, consider the Nylea FlexShave 6-Blade Razor, which has a six-bladed head for precision shaving.
There are multi-bladed models with pivoting heads, straight safety blades, dermaplaning tools, electric shavers, trimmers, and everything in between. The right razor for your needs depends on what body part you're working with and what you'd like to achieve. Licensed esthetician Jodi Shays recommends opting for a high-quality razor with disposable blades for getting the closest, smoothest shave, “This way, you’ll never use a dull razor blade.” She also notes that the higher the blade count, the better.
We conducted hours of research on the best razor models, kits, sets, and subscriptions. We tried some of the top-rated models out there, our testers taking note of how close of a shave they produced as well as how well they prevented nicks, cuts, bumps, and ingrown hairs. Our team then combined these results with our own research of fan-favorite razors plus esthetician-recommended picks to create this list.