Tips for Buying Shaving Razors


The right razor can give you a clean shave without irritating your skin. There are many different things to consider if you are planning on replacing your razor including price, type of blade, and using disposable or reusable options. Keep reading to find out what type of razor may be the best fit for your shaving needs.

Types of Razors

There are many different types of shaving razors to choose from. If you are unsure of what type of razor to get you will want to consider the type of shave you want. For a clean shave you will want to get a razor that will closely glide along your face. If you are looking to have a bit of stubble you will want to be able to adjust the height of the blade. Lastly, you may want to trim or tidy up your beard- in which case you will want to have an electric razor.  

  • Disposable Razors - Disposable razors are a convenient and inexpensive way to shave. They may include multiple blades and often feature a lubricated strip. Disposable razors often have a plastic base and integrated blades. You can easily dispose of the razor once it is dull or you are done using it.
  • Straight Razors - Straight razors (also known as a barber’s blade) provide the closest shave possible. Straight razors are used with soap instead of shaving cream or gel. It takes concentration and a steady hand to master using a straight razor.
  • Electric Razors - Electric Razors may use rotary heads in casings, or may feature blades under a foil. Electric razors are used to cut dense beards with ease. Most electric razors feature a rechargeable stand or cord.
  • Safety Razors - Safety razors feature a double-edged blade that is encased by the razor. The blade is replaced when it is dull.
  • Cartridge Razors - Cartridge razors give clean and close shaves because they feature fine blades. The cartridge is placed into the handle of the razor and is replaced when it is dull. Cartridge razors often feature many blades and may have a lubricated strip for added protection. Cartridge razors allow the blades to be changed easily without ever having to be touched by the user.

Shopping for Razors

Once you have determined what type of razor you need you can purchase it online or in store. A few of the most popular razor brands include Gillette, Schick, Bic, Phillips, Remington, Harry’s, Braun and Marathon Blade. You can also sign up for shave plans online that will send you the products that you select including razors, blades, and shaving creams on a scheduled basis (every week or month). A couple of the most popular shaving club subscriptions include Harry’s and Dollar Shave Club.

Shaving Products

To get the proper shave you will also require the right products including soaps, brushes, blade cleaners, shaving creams and after-shave balms. Look for products with a fresh scent and gentle ingredients to avoid irritation. Make sure to clean your shaving blades often to avoid bacteria. You can find the shaving products online and in stores.

The right razor can help maintain your look easily and affordably.