Long time no see! We are back on the blog and we are back with a neat little project. We recently acquired a safety razor, we were motivated by a few reasons: first, the ridiculous price of those mainstream Blades, it lasts forever but still… Second, the mainstream razors are heavy contraption of plastic and metal, which turns out is not easily recycled so in most cases they are not, whereas metal double edges blades, well you can recycle them with (beer) cans. Lastly, those safety razors have a nice classy look. How to feel distinguished in the morning!
We decided to go for the Odin Viking blade
With it came a few complementary Viking blades, nice!
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Well not entirely, I thought I made a grave mistake by switching to safety razors in the few weeks following my purchase. Each shave left some few cuts, and especially on the neck where it was a bloodbath every other day… I reckon that some learning was to be done, and I got a few tricks to go over the neck cut in particular:
- Even after a good hot shower, splash some warm water on the skin to shave. That relaxes the skin and allow a smooth razor glide.
- I am not the most morning person, and I am lazy sometimes before I used to shave every other day without routine. FIGHT THIS! I found out that you shouldn’t wait too long between shave, the hair is to be cut when it’s short! I am now shaving every two days and it is much less stressing to the skin.
- If your skin is sensitive, be a man! Take care of it! Apply a sensitive aftershave Balm, it helps!
- Don’t use the double-edged razor blade too long, after a few passes on each side it loses a lot of sharpness and it becomes harsh against your skin! Fortunately, you can flip the double-edged blade to get more passes.
Even with those new found tips, I still had some annoying cut in the morning. So now I am wondering if different blades could be a solution.
So now I have looked around and turns out that there are a LOT of blades out there! How do I know which one is the best? Those Amazon best sellers sure do look good, and some people have a lot to say about blades but still, I thought the Viking blade where standard and how much difference can be between blades?
Well to answer this I got a diversity package, with 15 different brands to test!! I will, of course, share my experience as I go on this blog and on my Instagram account!
If you read it until here, THANKS! I would love to hear from you in the comments what type of blade/shaving you guys use!
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